The eighth day of the April of the Chinese lunar calendar is the holy birthday of Sakyamuni Buddha. Before the Buddha renounced and reached enlightenment, he was known as Prince Siddhartha. According to Buddhist sutras, right after the Prince was born, He said, with one hand pointing to the sky and the other pointing to the ground, “From heaven to earth, I alone am the world-honored one.” Nine dragons in the sky then poured streams of fragrant water from their mouths to bathe the prince’s body. Ever since, Buddhists hold the Bathing the Buddha Dharma Assembly to celebrate the holy birth of the Buddha.
To celebrate the holy birthday of Sakyamuni Buddha, the World Buddhism Association Headquarters (W.B.A.H.), Hua Zang Si, and Sanger Mission will hold the 《Bathing the Buddha Dharma Assembly》 on Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. in the Sakyamuni Buddha Hall at Hua Zang Si in San Francisco. We will bathe the Buddha with the most wonderful fragrant water. You are cordially invited to experience the Dharma joy.