It is an old tradition to dedicate a lantern on Buddha’s Birthday. Please dedicate a lantern to renew your commitment to help yourself and others attain enlightenment, to gain spiritual strength for your problems, or for the peace of the world and happiness of all beings, or on behalf of or in memory of a family member or friend.
Dedicate lanterns to family, friends, a lover, a partner, those in incarceration, or yourself. Dedicate lanterns to those who are deceased or ill, to those who live in hatred, or to your pets. Express your gratitude, let your good will prevail, send your prayer and good wishes, show that you love and care. Remember people who helped and inspired you and give them your thanks and love. Please feel free to make your own dedication and prayer.
Your dedications will be attached to the lantern, which will be hung in the Buddha Hall. Along with lantern dedication it is a custom to make a special donation to the temple in order to express your gratitude and support the good work.