Total Heart Sutra Chanting


2021 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.

Count Down to Final Dedication

Total Medicine Buddha Dharani Chanting


Total Buddha's Name Chanting


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How to participate in this event?

Event and Website Instructions,

Please click the video icon on the left side

  1. Register: online at HERE

  2. Create a website account for recording your chanting HERE

  3. Choose: the Heart Sutra, or the Medicine Buddha Dharani, or the Buddha's name to chant, or all three!

  4. Chant: each day as many times as you can, or set a daily goal to reach.

  5. Record: keep a record of the amount you chant each day.

  6. Report: once a week the amount of sutra, dharani and Buddha's name you chanted. Last day all reports will be accepted is on November 5, 2021. Please report online at HERE

  7. Chanting Recording Cards: for ease, you may download and print a Chanting Record Sheet


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。

Event Dates:

Starting now - November 7, 2021 (Final Dedication of Merit in the Medicine Buddha's Dharma Service)


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

Main Organizer: North America Fo Guang Shan Branch Temples


“North America Buddha’s Light Cultivation Year” Administrative (FGS Hsi Lai Temple)

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