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2020 聖馬刁慈濟人文學校歲末祝褔暨新春祈褔感恩會

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2020 聖馬刁慈濟人文學校歲末祝褔暨新春祈褔感恩會

◎歲末祝褔

 

1/26活動當天,慈濟志工一大早就總動員,大家合力互協,將原本陳舊的禮堂變成美輪美奐又具莊嚴的道場。

慈濟人誠摯邀約家長、會員及會衆,共赴一年一度歲末祝福的心靈饗宴。今年歲末祝福主題是「誠正信實為大地, 慈悲喜捨為和風」。放眼天下災禍頻傳,冀望匯聚人人愛的能量,化解人世間的不調和,只要人人共同付出一分虔誠的愛,寸寸步步把愛鋪向每一畝心田,凝聚善念,讓大地平安、人間就平安。

每年的歲末祝福,證嚴上人向社會大眾的愛心與護持大德及慈濟志工表達感恩與祝福,同時為臺灣、全世界祈福平安,並祝福來年平安吉祥,人人福慧增長。

首先回顧《2019年慈濟大藏經》。在不同的國度與語言,一群同樣都是穿著藍天白雲制服的慈濟志工,以無私大愛、平等慈悲的精神,如同菩薩的化身,在世界各地災難四起時,積極地膚慰苦難人。讓會眾瞭解慈濟人在世界各地有災難或苦難的地方,總是走在最前,做到最後;以誠以情救援、膚慰災民。

接著,由幾位慈濟師兄師姊參與妙手演繹「深入經藏 智慧如海」,意指:非在文字般若,而是要我們深入內心經藏,懺悔發願,去除過去不好的習氣,才能喚醒人人「良知」,回歸清淨的本性,激發人人本具如海般寬廣的「智慧潛能」,自度同時渡化無量無邊的眾生。                          

至於所有的慈濟志工在過去一年做了哪些事回饋社區及愛護地球呢?答案就在影片中。溫馨的音樂,搭配著慈濟舊金山支會一年來活動回顧,大家內心都充滿了感動,一張張熟悉的臉出現在影片中,原來每位志工不知不覺中也溫暖了社會!

每年歲末祝福,最期待莫過於領受證嚴上人的祝福福慧紅包,包含著虔敬祝福的心意,以感恩長期護持慈濟志業的會員和志工,亦是愛的傳家寶,代表福慧年年,為新的一年祈求平安,所以大家都特別珍惜。每一年的紅包款式雖不同設計,心意卻相同,希望收到的人,感受到證嚴上人的祝福。

活動結束前,全體合掌唱誦〈祈禱〉,期盼心中的善念與祝福都能為全世界祈福,同時為父母及家人祈求平安。

 

◎新春祈褔感恩會

 

緊接而來,2020新春祈福感恩會揭開了序幕。活動一開始,在「新年快樂」的歌聲中,帶了竹筒回娘家的小朋友、老師、家長,小錢匯集起來,把祝福送給有災難的人們,成為救濟苦難眾生的一股力量。慈濟秉持小錢行大善的精神,讓有心人有機會行善。會眾將竹筒撲滿帶回慈濟,將日積月累的一分一毫善款,注入功德海,集沙成塔、滴水成河;將有形的物資給別人,也將無形的福氣給自己。

慈濟人文學校一年一度的新春傳統活動,就是為了讓這群生長在海外的小朋友,感受中國年的氣氛,了解中國年的習俗,體會中國人新春團圓的喜樂。今年各班也絞盡腦汁精心準備各項新春表演,中三慈的小朋友表演手語「一家人」,期待一家團圓過好年。中一慈的小朋友表演「十二生肖」,臺下小朋友以及家長們也隨著輕快的音樂拍起手來,透過這樣的表演,小朋友學到,原來中國年有這麼多的吉祥話。「注音慈」的小朋友表演手語「小小的樹」,由班上一位小朋友示範手語帶領全班其他小朋友一起做,真是太棒了 ,贏得全場喝采。大家跟著小朋友的心年輕起來。讓大家知道:”不只愛人還要愛地球;土地平安,人才能平安。”

接著上場的,就是由幼兒,知足,感恩,善解班為大家表演的「老鼠娶新娘」,一陣歡樂氣氛油然而生,鑼鼓喧天、鞭炮聲不斷,新年氣氛表現得淋漓盡致。還有,包容班的「寫春聯“拜年"」 ,老師手舞足蹈 ,學生賣力演出,把新年的愉快氣氛都帶動起來。今天的演出小朋友們的表現,真是可圈可點。

全校師生親虔誠祈福,在"祈禱”聲中,圓滿今天的新春祈福感恩會。

 

 

活動名稱: 2020聖馬刁慈濟人文學校歲末祝褔暨新春祈褔感恩會

時間:2020-1-26 上午9:15-11:40

地點:2675 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA  新禮堂

文稿: 鄭瑞曄

攝影: 雷遠華、陳德洋、吳影麗

 

English

2020 Tzu Chi Chinese New Year Event

 

On the day of January 26th, Tzu Chi volunteers woke up bright and early and transformed the multi-purpose room into a splendid setting.

Tzu Chi sincerely invites everyone including parents, teachers, staff, and students to the annual event of spiritual blessing. This year, the theme is “Truthfulness, faithfulness, compassion, joy and peace.” Facing the world’s calamities, the power of group love can work to resolve it. As long as every person is willing to devote their love and spread it amongst the world, then we will truly achieve a world of peace. 

At the end of each year, Master Cheng Yen expresses her gratitude to the love and support of the public and the Tzu Chi volunteers. At the same time, she helps pray for peace in both Taiwan and around the world.

First at the event, they review the 2019 Tzu Chi Buddhist scriptures. They draw attention to the countless Tzu Chi volunteers around the world who wear a blue and white uniform that reflect the same compassionate and selfless love as Bodhisattva himself. They are the first ones to give aid in times of suffering and disaster and are the last ones left to clean up. 

Next, several Tzu Chi brothers and sisters participated in the wonderful hand interpretation of "Deep Scripture, Wisdom and Wisdom as the Sea", which means: instead of writing words, we need to go deep into our inner scriptures, repent and make vows, and remove the bad habits of the past- awaken everyone's "conscience", return to a pure nature, inspire everyone to have a broad "wisdom potential" like the sea.

As for what Tzu Chi volunteers have done in the past year to give back to the community and care for the earth, the answer is in the video. Warm music, accompanied by a review of the activities of the Tzu Chi San Francisco Branch over the past year, everyone shown in it is full of emotions. Familiar faces appear in the film, and every volunteer has helped improve society without knowing it.

Blessings at the end of each year are given by Master Cheng Yen known as "Fuhui Red Envelope,” which contains the heart of reverence and blessing. For Tzu Chi volunteers it is a heirloom of love, representing happiness and good fortune. The red envelopes symbolize the blessing of peace in the new year for all those that receive it. Although the design of the red envelope style is different each year, the intention is the same. Those who hope to receive it will feel the blessing of Master Cheng Yen.

At the conclusion of the event, everyone prays together for both family good fortunes in the coming year, and also world peace for families everywhere.

 

Chinese New Year Thanksgiving Event

 

Immediately the 2020 Chinese New Year Blessing Thanksgiving Party kicked off. At the beginning of the event, in the singing of "Happy New Year", the children, teachers, and parents who took the bamboo tube, to collect donations, back to their mothers’ home were brought together to give blessings to people in disasters, and became a force to alleviate suffering. Tzu Chi upholds the spirit that small amounts of money can achieve great deeds, giving those who are interested the opportunity to do good deeds. The congregation took the bamboo tube back to Tzu Chi, and poured in the cents and cents of money that had accumulated over time, and poured them into the sea of merit, gathering sand into towers, and dripping water into rivers; giving tangible supplies to others, and intangible blessings to themselves

The Tzu Chi Humanities School's annual Chinese New Year traditional activities are designed to make this group of children growing up overseas experience the atmosphere of the Chinese New Year, while understanding the customs of Chinese New Year. They also hope to experience the joy of Chinese New Year reunions in a country away from Asia. This year's classes racked their brains to carefully prepare for the Spring Festival performances. Eighth graders were performing the sign language "Family" and looked forward to a happy family reunion. Sixth graders performed "Zodiac signs."

The audience also clapped their hands with brisk music. Through such performances, the children learned that there are so many auspicious words in China. The children of Zhuyin class performed the sign language "Little Tree", and a child in the class led the sign language demonstration in front of the class in order to show others how to follow along. The performance was well done and won the approval from the entire audience. From this, the lesson to: "Love not only people, but also the earth; as a peaceful earth will also create a peaceful world to reside in.

Next came the performance "Mouse to Marry a Bride" performed by the younger classes. There was a joyful atmosphere, the sound of gongs and drums, and firecrackers ringing in the background. The New Year atmosphere was vivid. In addition, another class wrote the Spring Festival couplet “Happy New Year.” Teachers danced, and students worked hard to promote the happy atmosphere of the New Year. The performance of the children today proved beyond remarkable.

In the sound of praying and happiness, the event came to an end.

 

 

Event: 2020 Chinese New Year Thanksgiving Event

Time: 2020-1-26 at 9:15 am- 11:40 am

Location : 2675 Ralston Ave, Belmont, CA

Article : Julia Cheng

Translator: Valerie Kuo

Photo, video: W.W. Looi, Kelly Ng

 

 

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