2017 Chuang Yen Monastery Amitabha’s Pure Land Retreat Date: Dec. 22 to Dec. 29, 2017 INSTRUCTOR: Ven. Hui Tsung The Pureland tradition believes that by reciting the name of the Amitabha Buddha single-mindedly, one can be reborn in the Western Pureland where enlightenment is guaranteed. This year's seven-day Amitabha session will be led by the abbot of Chuang Yen Monastery, Venerable Hui Tsung. Apart from the chanting and recitation, the participants will also have a chance to hear Ven. Hui Tsung’s dharma lectures on the importance of establishing mindfulness and contemplating the virtue and merit of the Buddha in the practice, and the aspect of cultivating faith in the Western Pureland and the Amitabha Buddha. Note: Longevity and memorial tablets will be available during the dharma session for merit sharing. Donations for the tablets are welcome. If you would like to make any donations for meal offerings during the retreat, please inform the monastery before the dharma session. You are welcome to be a sponsor even if you can not participate. Please specify on your check the purpose of your donation and make it payable to BAUS.