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Guide to Conduct and Ceremony

Part3. Rites and Rituals of the Order

Chapter 3. Dharma Services

Section 1. About Dharma Services

A dharma service (pŏphoi) refers generally to any gathering in which the dharma is preached and training of dharma or other faith‐related activities are conducted. The dharma services shall be divided into regular dharma services, and occasional dharma services. In the regular dharma services, there are cases of monthly dharma services and annual dharma services. As to monthly dharma services, there are regular services and evening services. As to annual dharma services, there are winter retreats and summer retreats, including special meetings for listening to lectures. An occasional dharma service is held at an appropriate time according to the situation. All dharma services shall be held to inspire by the dharma in all procedures, to acquire ability in the dharma, and to act through the dharma, resting from the business of this secular world and participating in sheer holiness of thought and pureness of heart.