Sponsorship for 18 Arhat (Luohan) Stone-carved Statues
“Free from All Afflictions, Achieved Nirvana without the Cycle of Rebirth.”
The original 3 definitions of being Arhat are: no rebirth, dharma protector, can receive offerings. These meanings are expanded as follows:
1. Able to assist all beings to end the cycle of rebirth and reach nirvana
2. Able to protect and assist all beings to end all afflictions
3. Able to accept worship and offerings from all beings
The 18 Arhats were the original disciples of Sakyamuni Buddha who had attained the four stages of enlightenment and freed from the cycle of rebirth.
Prior to the Buddha reaching nirvana, he instructed the 18 Arhats to spread the Buddhadharma throughout the world and perform good deeds to help others. Even though they were freed from the cycle or rebirth, they remained on earth to continue their cultivation, assisting all beings under the right condition, forging a close connection with everyone.
Cham Shan Temple is offering sponsorships for all the stone-carved Arhat statues which had been worshipped for decades outside the Kṣitigarbha Hall and the Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Hall.
Sponsorship (permanent): CAD $5,800 each statue, with 1 to 10 donor names inscribed on each statue.
To Donate please contact
Cham Shan Temple Front Desk
Address 地址:7254 Bayview Ave., Thornhill, Ont. Canada， L3T 2R6
Call Front Desk （香油台）電話: 905-886-6481
1-905-886-1522 X內線-234 / X內線-292