In recent months, due to the COVID-19 epidemic, the studies of the Classroom and Association have been changed to be held online. Everyone is so grateful that we can still hear the Teacher, Susan Duan, teaching the Dharma online in these turbulent times, and we treasure such a precious blessing of learning the Dharma more. On the eve of Mother's Day this year, it happened to be the online study, the Teacher specially led us to chant the“Pure Conduct" of the “Avatamsaka Sutra” to return the merits to all mothers in the world and all sentient beings in the six realms. The Teacher said that in fact, in an infinite number of eons, all beings had been our mothers.
Since the founding of the Association, for the first time, the method of online Assembly was adopted to protect everyone from the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic and enable everyone to obtain the merits and benefits of collective chanting of “The Amitabha Sutra” under the leading of the Teacher, Susan Duan. After the chanting was completed, when the Teacher read the names of the deceased relatives and friends whom the students and attendants wanted to dedicate the merits to, we received the warmth and strength in the Teacher ’s voice and words, feeling that the deceased whose names were read by the Teacher really got the guidance of the Amitabha and went to the Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss. They got pure peace, and there was no more pain. We really deeply touched and were so grateful to the Techer!
In this Dharma Assembly at the Beginning of Spring, the Teacher, Susan Duan, specially guided us to take a look at the Mandala before leading us to chant the Sutra; due to the epidemic of 2019-nCov, the Association temporarily closed the setting up of food offering by the audience. Before this, we should never have expected that one day there would be no chance for making offerings, by this chance, we should reflect on the impermanence of things in the world originated from the karma and then initiate the mentality of treasuring to attend this Dharma Assembly.