Dickinson Buddhist Temple to Dedicate New Statue

December 14, 2005

Source: The Buddhist Channel/The Galveston County Daily News


On December 14, 2005 The Galveston County Daily News reported, "Every year, Linh Son Buddhist Temple has an Amitabha Buddha ceremony before the New Year. This year’s ceremony will include the dedication of a new, 20-foot statue. At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, members of the temple will recite sutras and chant the name Amitabha Buddha. Sutras are thought to be the words of the Buddha Sakyamuni, the historical Buddha who was born about 500 years before Christ. Amitabha Buddha, sometimes known as The Buddha of Long Life, is said to dwell in a Pure Land or paradise. On Sunday, practitioners will meet at the temple at 8:30 a.m. to 'settle' the statue... The dedication ceremony will be at 10:30 a.m. All who wish to participate walk around the new statue while practicing the discipline of bowing after every three steps... Linh Son Temple has its annual New Year’s Eve ceremony Jan. 28 to welcome in the Year of the Dog."