Morning Dedication of Merit

Looking upward we deeply wish for Buddha’s true compassion, Bowing down we ask for the illumination of Buddha’s understanding. Now that we have chanted the Heart of Great Perfect Wisdom Sūtra, (or: the Maka Hannya Haramita Shin Gyō,) Let us offer this merit with highest gratitude to: ● Our Great Original Teacher in India, Shākyamuni Buddha, Our first woman ancestor, Great Teacher Mahāpajāpatī, Our first ancestor in China, Great Teacher Bodhidharma, Our first ancestor in Japan, Great Teacher Eihei Dōgen, Hōun Kōbun Daioshō, Shōgaku Shunryū Daioshō, Karin Sōbun Daioshō, All Buddhas and Ancestors who have transmitted the Dharma to us, The great compassion Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, And the perfect wisdom Bodhisattva Manjushrī, ● We vow to return their compassion and carry it to the future. May our intention be directed toward: Lasting peace in the Sangha, Tranquility in daily practice, Dissolution of all misfortune, And fulfillment of all relation~n~ns

All Buddhas, ten directions, three times All honored ones, bodhisattva-mahāsattvas Wisdom beyond wisdom, mahā prajñā pāramitā

well-being. be peaceful and free from suffering and. together with all beings. we dedicate this merit to: The complete healing. Having chanted the Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyō for protecting life. ten directions. and equanimity of our dear friend(s) . mahā prajñā pāramitā . bodhisattva-mahāsattvas ● ● ● ● ● ● ●●● Wisdom beyond wisdom. three times All honored ones.Well-Being Ceremony Dedication of Merit (after Enmei Jukku Kannon Gyō) May all awakened beings manifest through the Three Treasures their luminous mirror wisdom. realize the Great Awakened Wa~a~y All Buddhas. May (he/she/they) be sustained deeply by the Dharma.

having chanted the Dhāranī of Great Compassion. ten directions. Now. we dedicate this merit to: Our great abiding friend(s) To all those in the transition of death at this time. May they realize the Great Awakened Wa~a~y .Memorial Service Dedication of Merit (after Daihi Shin Darani) Life and death come and go like spring. bodhisattva-mahāsattvas ● ● ● ● ● ● ●●● Wisdom beyond wisdom. summer. mahā prajñā pāramitā . And to all sentient beings. All Buddhas. fall. three times All honored ones. a bolt of lightning in the empty sky. waves disappearing in the vast ocean. To the myriad spirits of the three realms. and winter.

three times All honored ones. may the true Dharma be renewed in the age of decline. May this land be peaceful and free from calamity. mahā prajñā pāramitā . The innumerable wise sages in the ocean of enlightenment. bodhisattva-mahāsattvas ● ● ● ● ● ● ●●● Wisdom beyond wisdom. we dedicate this merit to: The eternal.Noon Service Dedication May we awaken Buddha’s compassion and luminous mirror wisdom. Having chanted the Jijuyu Zammai. May their power and liberation sustain us in our unceasing effort to free all beings so they may dwell in peace. With their understanding and strength. The sixteen great arhats and everyone on the noble path. and may we practice joyfully together with all be~e~eings All Buddhas. May the wheel of Dharma and wheel of nourishment forever turn in this temple. ten directions. all-pervading Triple Treasure.

The myriad spirits of the three realms. mahā prajñā pāramitā . The deceased benefactors of the world.Evening Service Dedication May all awakened beings manifest through the Three Treasures their luminous mirror wisdom. Having chanted the Dhāranī of Great Compassion. And to all living beings. bodhisattva-mahāsattvas ● ● ● ● ● ● ●●● Wisdom beyond wisdom. All the deceased Sangha members in the field of Dharma. (or: Gate of Sweet Dew / Lotus Sutra’s Life Span of the Tathagata) we dedicate this merit to: The deceased practitioners of this temple. To the members and supporters of this temple. three times All honored ones. May they realize the great awakened Wa~a~ay All Buddhas. ten directions.