1. A Lamp Transmission Ceremony took place at Deer Park Monastery on Saturday, March 17, 2012. In this historic transmission, the fourfold sangha gathered around 8 lay practitioners and 6 monastic as each received the lamp of wisdom. This video includes Br. Thich Chân Pháp Nhã, Kenley Neufeld, Joann Rosen, and Sr. Thich Nu Chân Đồng Đoan.

    The following are the Lamp Transmission Gathas given by Thich Nhat Hanh to the new Dharma Teachers:

    Chân Pháp Nhã
    Pháp âm tao nhã không cùng
    Hải triều vang dậy muôn trùng nước non
    Nhớ lời thệ hải minh sơn
    Gươm thần trí tuệ còn vung sáng ngời

    The eloquent Dharma melody is unsurpassed
    The sound of the rising tide echoes across multitudes of mountains and rivers
    With keen awareness of profound vows made
    The majestic sword of wisdom continues to shine brightly as it is wielded.

    Chân Niệm Hỷ (NEUFELD, Kenley)
    Niệm định chuyên trì hỷ lạc sinh
    Bao nhiêu phiền não bấy an lành
    Đóa sen mấu nhiệm tinh khôi ấy
    Tự chốn bùn lầy đã nẩy sinh.

    Mindfulness and concentration, diligently maintained, give birth to joy and happiness
    However many afflictions there may be, all there is now is true peace
    That wondrously pure lotus blossom
    Is born from the mud.

    Chân Tuệ Hà (ROSEN, Joann)
    Điểm tô tuệ nghiệp đẹp sơn hà
    Một sáng oanh về trên liễu ca
    Thấy được vườn xuân hoa chúm chím
    Nhận ra tịnh độ giữa ta bà

    Beautify the mountains and rivers with successes in your career of cultivating wisdom
    One morning the oriole returns to the willow and sings
    Visible are the budding flowers in the spring time garden
    The Pure Land is realized amidst the Saha world

    Chân Đồng Đoan
    Hướng theo chân nghĩa đại đồng
    Đoan trang gót ngọc, sen hồng nở hoa
    Tăng thân muôn dặm một nhà
    Nắm tay hợp xướng khúc ca chân thường

    Following the true meaning of great togetherness
    With graciously refined steps, red lotuses bloom
    The sangha, distant by thousands of miles, is still one family
    Taking a hand, join in chorus the melody of true eternity

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Lamp Transmission Ceremony

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