North America Buddha's Light Cultivation Year

-To Make the World a Better Place


As the pandemic continues, society seemingly becomes more unstable and filled with chaos. People’s minds become very unsettled and easily agitated. What can we do as Buddhists? Through our faith and our cultivation, we can send out positive energy and share goodwill with the world. We can help society to settle down and help all people to find calmness. It is our sincere hope that all Fo Guang Shan members and people who are interested in cultivating will unite together and put forth an effort to help calm people’s minds, and to restore harmony and peace within our society by dedicating their merit and compassionate well-wishes.


Who can participate?

All North America venerables, FGS devotees, all BLIA members, Friends of Buddhism or anyone who is interested

How long is this event?

January 1, 2021 - Novemeber 7, 2021

(There will be a final merit dedication during the Final Dedication of Merit in the Medicine Buddha's Dharma service, which will be live streamed at

How to participate in this event

  1. Register online to participate HERE.

  2. You can choose to chant the Heart Sutra and/or the Medicine Buddha Dharani

  3. Chant as many times of the sutra or dharani as you can everyday or you can set an amount to chant every day, and keep a record of the amount you chant.

  4. Report the amount of sutra and dharani you chant on the last week of the month online HERE.

(Ex. Report on the last week of January, last week of February and so on. Last report would be on November 5, 2021.)


The names of those who chant over 1000 Heart sutras or 50,000 Medicine Buddha Dharani or 100,000 Buddha's names within one month will be placed on the Wall of Honor


"North America Buddha's Light Cultivation Year" Administrative

(626) 961-9697 (Ext 5131, 5112)