On March 24, 2019, the nineteenth day of the second lunar month which was Guanyin Bodhisattva’s birthday, David Rounds bade farewell to the Saha world at the age of 76. David Rounds(Guo Zhou 果舟) was an early disciple of the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua. He had literary and musical talents and also known as a Kalyāṇamitra, an “admirable, spiritual friend,” within the Buddhist lay community. He wrote poems, essays, novels, and children’s stories, as well as composing beautiful Buddhist liturgy in English, including praises to Earth Store Bodhisattva, Guanyin Bodhisattva and Amitabha Buddha in the Daily Recitation book at the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas.
2019年3月24日恰逢農曆二月十九觀音誕，阮果舟居士在這個特別的日子裡，告別娑婆世界往生，享年76歲。阮果舟居士（大衛‧榮德）是宣公上人早期的弟子, 他才華橫溢，在文學和音樂方面都頗具造詣，常被熟悉他的人們稱為「具有文藝復興氣息的人 」。在佛教團體裡，他也被大家看作是一位善知識——善友助伴。阮果舟不僅作詩、寫文章和小說，為孩子們寫故事，他還譜寫優美的佛曲、包括英語地藏讚、觀音讚和彌陀讚。
Rev. Heng Sure just release a music album “Dharma Radio” of thirteen songs inspired by Buddhist literature. You can see more information at https://www.dharmaradio.org/dharma-radio-music-album/
The music album is available on online music stores and streaming services, but you can also download the music album free by doing a good deed and share the story on the Good Karma Music webpage. You can submit your story or read other people’s story at https://www.dharmaradio.org/goodkarmamusic/
恆實法師剛發表了一張佛教歌曲專輯Dharma Radio。實法師將佛教經典裡的故事以音樂的形式創作了十三首歌曲。詳情請見 https://www.dharmaradio.org/dharma-radio-music-album/
除了可以從各大音樂平台聆聽與下載這音樂之外，也可以透過 Good Karma Music 網頁，寫下一件你所做善事的故事，便可下載專輯
The Oral History Project (OHP) is an initiative to introduce Dhyana Master Hsuan Hua, the cultivator who brought orthodox Mahayana Buddhism to the western world. He is the 45th Patriarch from Shakyamuni Buddha, the 18th Patriarch in China from Bodhidharma, the 9th Patriarch of the Wei Yang Lineage, and the first Patriarch in the West.
The OHP video series gives you a glimpse of the Master’s character and methods of teaching through the – previously undocumented – personal experiences of people who had the opportunity to learn directly from him.
This project aims to keep the Master’s teachings alive through videos of personal accounts that could inspire even those who do not yet know the Master. The memories and stories of each person interviewed enables us to feel closer to the Master as if we were learning directly from him ourselves.
這項口述歷史影片計畫主要是為了介紹三藏法師 上宣下化老和尚 ⎯ 一位將正統大乘佛法帶到西方世界的高僧大德。宣化上人稟承釋迦牟尼佛為第四十五世傳法人，是中國禪宗始祖菩提達摩傳承的第十八世祖師，也是溈仰宗第九世接法人，更是傳法西方的第一代祖師。
這一系列的口述影像，將透過諸位弟子描述當年跟追隨上人學習佛法的親身體驗，藉由他們從末曝光的點滴舊事， 帶您認識宣公上人的風範以及他的教化。此計劃旨在發揚宣公上人的教法，冀望透過口述專訪，啟發尚未認識老和尚的人; 希望透過每位受訪者對上人的回憶及故事，讓我們彷彿也在上人座下親受其教/親聆法音。
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