Medical Dharma Circle Dedication CeremonyWe dedicate this place to the Three Jewels:To the Buddha, the Ideal of Enlightenment towhich we aspire;To the Dharma, the Path of the Teaching which wefollow;To the Sangha, the spiritual fellowship with oneanother which we enjoy.Here may no idle word be spoken;Here may no unquiet thought disturb our minds.
Medical Dharma CircleTo the observance of the Five preceptsWe dedicate this place;To the practice of meditationWe dedicate this place;To the development of wisdomWe dedicate this place;To the attainment of EnlightenmentWe dedicate this place.Though in the world outside there is strifeHere may there be peace;Though in the world outside there is hateHere may there be love;Though in the world outside there is griefHere may there be joy.
Medical Dharma CircleNot by the chanting of the sacred Scriptures,Not by the sprinkling of holy waterBut by our own efforts towards EnlightenmentWe dedicate this place.Around this Mandala, this sacred spot,May the lotus petals of purity open;Around this Mandala, this sacred spot,May the vajra-wall of determination extend;Around this Mandala, this sacred spot,May the flames that transmute Samsara into Nirvana arise.
Medical Dharma CircleHere seated, here practising,May our mind become Buddha,May our thought become Dharma,May our communication with one another be Sangha.For the happiness of all beings,For the benefit of all beingsWith body speech and mind,We dedicate this place.
Medical Dharma CircleOpening Reverence (p2)We reverence the Buddha,The perfectly Enlightened One,The Shower of the Way.We reverence the Dharma,The Teaching of the Buddha,Which leads from darkness to LightWe reverence the Sangha,The Fellowship of the Buddha’s disciples,That inspires and guides.
Medical Dharma CircleGoing for refuge (p4)This very dayI go for my refugeTo the powerful protectors,Whose purpose is to guard the universe;The mighty conquerors who overcomeSuffering everywhere.Wholeheartedly also I take my refugeIn the Dharma they have ascertained,Which is the Abode of security against the rounds of rebirth.Likewise in the host of BodhisattvasI take my refuge.
Medical Dharma CircleRefuges (p5)Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammasambuddhassa (X3)(Homage to Him, the Blessed One, the Worthy One, the Perfectly Enlightened One!)Buddham Saranam Gacchami(To the Buddha for refuge I go)Dhammam Saranam Gacchami(To the Dharma for refuge I go)Sangham Saranam Gacchami(To the Sangha for refuge I go)
Medical Dharma CircleDutiyampi Buddham Saranam Gacchami(For the second time to the Buddha for refuge I go)Dutiyampi Dhammam Saranam Gacchami(For the second time to the Dharma for refuge I go)Dutiyampi Sangham Saranam Gacchami(For the second time to the Sangha for refuge I go)
Medical Dharma CircleTatiyampi Buddham Saranam Gacchami(For the third time to the Buddha for refuge I go)Tatiyampi Dhammam Saranam Gacchami(For the third time to the Dharma for refuge I go)Tatiyampi Sangham Saranam Gacchami(For the third time to the Sangha for refuge I go)
Medical Dharma CircleFive Precepts (p5)Panatipata Veramani Sikkhapadam Samadhiyami(I undertake to abstain from taking life)Adinnadana Veramani Sikkhapadam Samadhiyami(I undertake to abstain from taking the not-given)Kamesu Micchacara Veramani Sikkhapadam Samadhiyami(I undertake to abstain from sexual misconduct)
Medical Dharma CircleMusavada Veramani Sikkhapadam Samadhiyami(I undertake to abstain from false speech)Surameraya Majja Pamadannhana Veramani Sikkhapadam Samadhiyami(I undertake to abstain from taking intoxicants)
Medical Dharma CircleThe Positive Precepts (p5)With deeds of loving kindness, I purify my body.With open-handed generosity, I purify my body.With stillness, simplicity and contentment, I purify my body.With truthful communication, I purify my speech.With mindfulness, clear and radiant, I purify my mind.
Medical Dharma CircleEnd of Opening Ceremony……………Start of Closing Ceremony
Medical Dharma CircleRectification of Faults (p11)The evil which I have heaped upThrough my ignorance and foolishness,Evil in the world of everyday experienceAs well as evil in understanding and intelligence,All that I acknowledge to the Protectors.May the Leaders receive this kindly;Just as it is, with its many faults!What is not good, O protectors,I shall not do again.
Medical Dharma CircleRejoicing In MeritI rejoice with delightIn the good done by all beings,Through which they obtain restWith the end of suffering.May those who have suffered be happy!I rejoice in the release of beingsFrom the sufferings of the rounds of existence;I rejoice in the nature of the Bodhisattva,And the Buddha,Who are Protectors.
Medical Dharma CircleI rejoice in the arising of the Will to Enlightenment,And the Teaching:Those Oceans which bring happiness to all beings,And are the abode of welfare of all beings.
Medical Dharma CircleTransference of Merit (p12)May the merit gainedIn my acting thusGo to the alleviation of the suffering of all beings.My personality throughout my existences,My possessions,And my merit in all three ways,I give up without regard to myselfFor the benefit of all beings.
Medical Dharma CircleJust as the earth and other elementsAre serviceable in many waysTo the infinite number of beingsInhabiting limitless space;So may I becomeThat which maintains all beingsSituated throughout space,So long as all have not attainedTo peace.
Medical Dharma CircleBlessings (p18)May all blessings be yours;May all gods protect you.By the power of all the BuddhasMay all happiness be yours.
Medical Dharma CircleBlessings (p18)May all blessings be yours;May all gods protect you.By the power of all the dharmasMay all happiness be yours.
Medical Dharma CircleBlessings (p18)May all blessings be yours;May all gods protect you.By the power of all the SanghaMay all happiness be yours.(Jayamangala Gatha)
Medical Dharma CircleEvening reflection (p18)Even as night darkens the green earth,The wheel turns.Death follows birth.Strive through the night with every breath,That I may awakePast day, past death!
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