The Memorial Service was held in the Nanputuo Temple of Xiamen and the Buddhist College of Minnan for the Most Ven. Meng Can

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On November 27th, 2017, at 4:30 p.m., the Most Ven. Meng Can, a grand monk in a generation died peacefully in the Zhenrong Temple of the Mount Wutai with the age of 103 and theordination age of 87.

On November 29th at 6 p.m., the Memorial Ceremony was held in the Nanputuo temple in Xiamen and the Buddhist College of Minnan (BCM) for the Most Ven. Meng Can. The Most Ven. Ze Wu (the Vice President of the Buddhist Association of China, the President of the Buddhist Association of Xiamen, the Rector of the BCM and Abbot of the Nanputuo Temple), Ven. Jie Xiang (the Head Seat & Temple Supervisor of the Nanputuo Temple and General Vice Rector of the BCM), Ven. De Huang (the Management Supervisor and Guest Prefect of the Nanputuo Temple), Ven. Hong Lai (the Vice Abbot of the Nanputuo Temple and the Assistant Rector of the BCM) and all the monks gathered in the Lecture Hall of the temple for this event. The Memorial Service was presided by Ven. Jie Xiang.

At the Memorial Service, Ven. Jie Xiang reviewed the Most Ven. Meng Can’s deep relationship with the BCM as well as the Xiamen Buddhism, and spoke high of his dedication and efforts in whole life for the Buddhist promotion, which was paragon for Sangha’s education and lit a high lotus lamp of the pure land in secular world. Then, the Ven. Jie Xiang led all the participants to have a pious chanting, to increase Adhipati-pratyaya (dominant condition) for the Most Ven. Meng Can. With sadness and grief but not chaos and turbulence, all the monastics focused on counting the Buddha’s name, praying that the master get the highest level of the highest lotus grade earlier not give up saving the sentient beings, and take a mercy voyage to come back again.

In the afternoon, the Universal Buddha Dharma Service for Rebirth was held on the branch campus (Division of Nuns) of the BCM. From November 28th, all nuns would chant sutras and count Buddha’s name for the master (i.e. the Most Ven. Meng Can) to show the deep memory for the master.

The Most Ven. Meng Can was known as "a reference beacon in the mountains". Through a century of years, from the early years of a beginning of becoming the monk, he always preached Dharma as his career. He had ever been close to those modern eminent monks such as the Most Ven. Ci Zhou, the Most Ven. Tai Xu and the Most Ven. Hong Yi, and had studied the Dharma in the Sera Monastery in Tibet. After decades of tough life, he did not stop preaching, and his footprints of preaching covered the areas of the United States, Australia, Canada and Southeast Asia. In 1984, he accepted the invitation of the Most Ven. Miao Zhan and the Most Ven. Yuan Zhuo, andcame to the Nanputuo Temple to rebuild the BCM and serve as the Director of Teaching Affairs of the BCM.

1.The memorial Service was held in the Nanputuo Temple of Xiamen and the Buddhist College of Minnan

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2.The Universal Buddha Dharma Service for Rebirth、chanting sutras and counting the Buddha’s name were done on the branch campus of the BCM


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