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07/08/2021

2020-Delta cadet class graduation.

Professional Development (VJTF) is proud to receive a much needed new Fleet of trucks - Thanks Assistant Chief Lozano.
06/08/2021

Professional Development (VJTF) is proud to receive a much needed new Fleet of trucks - Thanks Assistant Chief Lozano.

Professional Development (VJTF) is proud to receive a much needed new Fleet of trucks - Thanks Assistant Chief Lozano.

Having a little fun today!!!
05/25/2021

Having a little fun today!!!

The members of the Houston Fire Department are dedicated to serving the Citizens of Houston.  It takes a very special pe...
05/20/2021

The members of the Houston Fire Department are dedicated to serving the Citizens of Houston. It takes a very special person to put their life on the line everyday to care for our community.

From the COVID-19 pandemic to natural disasters,
Houston Firefighters always answer the call of duty.

Congratulations to Cadet Class 2020C!
05/14/2021

Congratulations to Cadet Class 2020C!

Congratulations to Cadet Class 2020C!

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01/09/2020

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Back at it...
01/06/2020

Back at it...

08/27/2019

The Houston Fire Department is accepting applications for Firefighter Trainee.

Per Chapter 143.023 of the Tex. Loc. Gov’t code, “A person may not take an entrance examination for a beginning position in the fire department unless the person is at least 18 years of age but not 36 years of age or older. A person may not be certified as eligible for a beginning position in the fire department if the person is 36 years of age or older.” Below are two (2) categories of which you may apply:

1. Non-Certified Firefighter & EMT: Must have twenty-four (24) transferable college credit hours with a grade of “C” or better (only two (2) credit hours of Physical Education will be accepted) OR at least two (2) years of full-time active military service with an honorable discharge as stipulated on a DD214 Member 4. Applicant must meet the above requirements by the Civil Service Exam date October 2, 2019.

2. Certified Firefighter & EMT Basic or Higher: Must possess an active Texas Commission on Fire Protection State Fire Fighters Certification Basic or higher AND an Active Texas Department of State Health Services Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification Basic or higher. All certified applicants must have a High School Diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED), and 15 transferable college credit hours with a grade of “C” or better from an accredited college or university. No course completion certificates will be accepted. Applicant must meet the above requirements by the Civil Service Exam date October 2, 2019.

To expedite the online application process we suggest creating an account.
New applicant? Create an account to apply online - https://www.governmentjobs.com/Applications/submitted

The posting will go LIVE on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m. Please visit the link below and search for Firefighter Trainee.

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/houston

Fundacion Fires
08/26/2019

Fundacion Fires

Houston Fire Academy / FIRES Foundation. Visita del Benemérito Cuerpo de Bomberos de Guayaquil, Ecuador - Gracias por una gran semana con un gran equipo! Agosto 2019
#firesfoundation #houstonfireacademy #oci #edificiosaltos #houston #bomberosguayaquil #bcbg

Hosting a College Fair at the VJTF - 16 Colleges and Universities are here and ready to help you continue your education...
06/05/2019

Hosting a College Fair at the VJTF - 16 Colleges and Universities are here and ready to help you continue your education and advance in your career. Thursday 10am - 2pm in the Gym - Rain or Shine - Bring a copy of your transcripts.

Senior Tour
04/18/2019

Senior Tour

Fundacion Fires
04/11/2019

Fundacion Fires

Tercer día de práctica. Houston Fire Academy / FIRES Foundation... cada día se aprende... y lo mejor aun... con cada día de práctica se alcanzan la destrezas necesarias para operaciones de rescate técnico.
#itrec #houstonfireacademy # firesfoundation #rescatetécnico

Welcome to Texas! The delegation of the fire corps of viña del Mar, Chile have come to train with us this week.  So hono...
04/08/2019

Welcome to Texas! The delegation of the fire corps of viña del Mar, Chile have come to train with us this week. So honored to host them!

Chief Gregory's Retirement Party
02/28/2019

Chief Gregory's Retirement Party

Come congratulate District Chief Josef Gregory on his 40 years of service in the Houston Fire Department.  Chief Gregory...
02/27/2019

Come congratulate District Chief Josef Gregory on his 40 years of service in the Houston Fire Department. Chief Gregory's last day before retirement will be tomorrow 2/28/19 at the Val Jahnke Training Facility. We will be serving BBQ from 1300 until gone. Hope to see you there!

Stafford Fire Department
02/19/2019

Stafford Fire Department

Your Stafford Fire Department Firefighters in action training with the other departments from the Fort Bend County Technical Rescue Team Missouri City Fire Department Richmond Fire Department and Rosenberg Fire Department.

Training like this allows us to be better prepared when disaster strikes so we can respond quickly and efficiently without fail.

Thanks to Houston Fire Department Training Academy (VJTF) and the Houston Fire Department Rescue Division for hosting us and providing oustanding props and tips along the way.

Really enjoyed hosting Klein Volunteer Fire Department in Simulator Training this past Saturday.  The HFD Simulator allo...
02/06/2019

Really enjoyed hosting Klein Volunteer Fire Department in Simulator Training this past Saturday. The HFD Simulator allows First Responders to practice incident scene management skills on a variety of emergency events. KVFD did a great job!!!!!

Doing a little foam testing today - if Mother Nature can't make it snow in Texas, ITC can!
01/17/2019

Doing a little foam testing today - if Mother Nature can't make it snow in Texas, ITC can!

Doing a little foam testing today - if Mother Nature can't make it snow in Texas, ITC can!

Shipboard Fire Fighting Prop
01/07/2019

Shipboard Fire Fighting Prop

Just a little Christmas tease - fire testing on the new Ship Prop!
12/21/2018

Just a little Christmas tease - fire testing on the new Ship Prop!

Had the pleasure of working with Rebellion Photonics this morning - they are doing amazing research.  rebellionphotonics...
12/18/2018

Had the pleasure of working with Rebellion Photonics this morning - they are doing amazing research. rebellionphotonics.com

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Making a lot of good progress on the Ship Prop.
11/08/2018

Making a lot of good progress on the Ship Prop.

10/17/2018

On behalf of the Valor and Service Awards Committee, we would like to Congratulate all the Valor and Service Award Nominees and those who will be receiving awards at the 2018 Medal Day Ceremony on October 27th.

The ceremony will be held at the Omni Houston Hotel Westside - 13210 Katy Freeway - Houston 77079 starting with a Social Hour and Silent Auction at 6pm and Dinner being served at 7pm.

Tickets are available for purchase at VJTF Monday thru Friday 9:30am til 5:00pm.

HFD also has a special room rate ($89) for the night of October 27th.

10/13/2018

We apologize for any inconvenience, but Fire Fest is not being held for 2018. Thank you.

10/08/2018

October 7 - 13, 2018 is Fire Prevention Week in observance of the Great Chicago Fire which began on October 8, 1871 and burned for 2 days killing hundreds and destroying more than 17,400 structures.

Take an opportunity to visit the National Fire Protection Assosciation website (NFPA.org) for educational materials, safety tips, activities and games that provide valuable information on Fire Safety and Prevention.

And don't forget to visit SPARKY the Fire Dog's page!

Burn Building Renovation - New walls, floor, ceiling, and doors - changing a little of the original configuration - even...
10/05/2018

Burn Building Renovation - New walls, floor, ceiling, and doors - changing a little of the original configuration - even refloated the roof. Revamping a building that has been set on fire 1,000's of times over 49 years is not a quick process, but in the end, it will be well worth it!

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I wish y’all were having another Fire Festival this year!
A friend shared this with me to share with the new cadets that were laid off by the city. #hfdfirewifeproud
I pray that your birthday is a gift to all the suffering soul, spread these messages to others, when the judgement day come , our heart will be at peace ! There are disasters one after another world wide, there is no end insight, please take refuge as soon as possible . convert "True Buddha School" criterion convert Empowerment is an important part of life, is his determination to practice, to live a more reasonable, noble life, achievements have confidence in the future and hope. For "life lotus Buddha" clear understanding, with a "pious respectful" of the heart. Regardless of any religion, non-believers, can be converted to "True Buddha School" learning "True Buddha Ta**ra." ▲ method of conversion to convert to the pro - to contact a good time, from all over the world to the United States︰ Master Sheng-Yen Lu CT 17102 NE 40th. Redmond, WA 98052-5479 USA true Buddha Foundation Tel: (425) 885-7573 Devadatta's "poison tongue"in the religious world is the most powerful, he breakdown Shakyamuni Buddha's religious group into half !This is one of the ten knees of the Buddha, the Buddha's greatest worry.Our sects, of course, must have such a person, in the sects stirred up all the troubled waters.On the surface is the True Buddha disciple, in fact, deep down inside try to separate others.from the real Buddha. Wise people look carefully, listen carefully!!!Who is splitting the monks??Who is engaged in a small private circle??? Buddha was born 2600 years ago, it is very rare for Buddha visit earth ,finally another Buddha is here, according to Shakyamuni Buddha's prediction. please do not miss this opportunity !!!I The Bible also already indicated his holiness The Living Buddha Sheng Yen Lu is our saviors!!Ephesieths Chapter 1. And you were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit who is a deposit our inheritance guaranteeing until the redemption of those who are God's possession to the praise of his glory. Matthew 24:And this gospel of kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations and the end will come. Timothy 3:3:1 But be certain of this, that in the last days times of trouble will come.3:2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, uplifted in pride, given to bitter words, going against the authority of their fathers, never giving praise, having no religion 3:3 Without natural love, bitter haters, saying evil of others, violent and uncontrolled, hating all good,3:4 False to their friends, acting without thought, lifted up in mind, loving pleasure more than God;3:5 Having a form of religion, but turning their backs on the power of it: go not with these.3:6 For these are they who go secretly into houses, making prisoners of foolish women, weighted down with sin, turned from the way by their evil desires!The true Buddha School funded by his holiness The Living Buddha Sheng Yen Lu ( www.tbsn.org) sympathize all the suffering sentient beings so much, there are so many ways he offered all of us to forgive our sins, such as !. chanting High King Sutra 1000 times, 2. Chanting his sutra 1 million times, 3 repentance 200 times, 4 worship, building Buddha's statute or building temples..5: chanting Buddha's name until heart is connected. 6. mediation..7: empowerment from his holiness until our sins will be forgiven. 8 into emptiness ( a very high stage of cultivation)9: Chanting The True Buddha Sutra once in the morning and once at night will prevent all disasters, forgive our sins, helping us find our true heart.it's our daily homework, it's better do it ourselves Before the at the end of the world, evil will be stronger than the righteous one.. If you see or hear any false rumor of lotus living Buddha Sheng Yen Lu (Amitabha) in your country and have not stopped it, you have also committed sin.Our guru is in deep trouble, people losing their faith..endless suffering pain of life and death reincarnation ,show no compassion and obligation , broke our commandment! If you are a bystander, you see someone commit sins, but fail to stop it ,also commit sins. Defending our guru and the righteous is everyone's major responsibility, nothing else!Once we took refuge from his holiness --The Living Buddha Sheng Yen Lu immediately we will be guarded by armor protectors , which will remove our disasters, accidents, illness, conflicts...away from the haunting ghost, If we failed to follow the most basic 5 precepts,then disasters will come, therefore there are endless disasters in this world! Armor protectors will abandon us, disasters will strike!The True Buddha School his holiness The Living Buddha Sheng Yen Lu follow the traditional Shakyamuni Buddha's guidance.Remember what seven-everlasting law? "First, if you want to always talk about justice and the truth." Second, from top to bottom, and show love, mutual respect to everyone . "Third, Obey law , do not do anything against the rule of law." Fourth, we should respect the efforts knowledgeable and preaching monks. "Fifth, a sincere faith to be strong, have the honor of a compassion heart to every living creatures." Sixth, do not attach to fame and fortune, do not keep piling up money and treasure. "Seventh, study Nirvana right way, which will lead us to no more suffering, no more reincarnation, do not attach to all those temporary illusion love." These seven everlasting law, whether men and women should be pursued together, the world is impermanent, but the law is forever. And seven law have to remember, according to this conduct, nurture kindness, would not violate legal. "First, the requirements of small things, do not be greedy asking for more ." Secondly, the attitude of calm, not to say much , speak kindly, not verbal abuse. "Third, sleep less, not lazy, the body often line-chee, not harm living beings." Fourth, do things and be a servant for the public , do not put their own interests in front. "Fifth, do not self-praise and destroy others, meaning Standing love, compassion helpings others." Sixth, stay away from the wicked, which they will pollute our soul very fast, more close to good mentor. "Seventh, seeking law, law-abiding, preaching, spread the truth around the world, not forgetting the truth movement." Zhu Shannan good woman! My disciples if they can pursue this seven-everlasting law, millions of years after Buddha's teachings a "Buddha! All of salmonella on the world, Brahman, six divisions heretics, say they are all Homo sapiens, other religions are evil cult cases. have done is relief road, others are wrong astray. Thus mutual disapproval, exactly how this evil is the difference? What to do for non-standard? How should we do to get relief ? "The Buddha smiled joy replied:" You asked to be 跋陀罗 well, I'm happy for you to answer, regardless of the world that a practitioner, if he does not know impermanence, all phenomena without me, Nirvana! the silence of the Three Dharma Seals, he can not know all phenomena of fundamental; if he does not learn to repair Right View, Right Thinking, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Diligence, mindfulness, Eightfold Path positive definite, he is not a true ascetics , you can not get comfortable and liberation. "shall Ba Tuoluo! Who on earth has three methods of law in India and San Road eight it? In truth I tell you, then, only the Buddha's law only eight Holy Word, the only Buddha's teachings in the only real relief Salmonella, only the Buddha is all Homo sapiens. "Shall 跋陀罗! Observe Shariah heretics, they failing Three Dharma Seals, no Eightfold Path, of course, there is no relief ascetics. Although they say there, but that is nonsense.。Sakyamuni Buddha said:"Lust of a man monasticism, like taking sand to cook in general, never a meal."No material and physical desire , pure mind, body ( do not commit sins ) and pure speech is the foundation to become a Buddha.Those who speaks against the truth and spread rumors against his holiness The Living Buddha Sheng Yen Lu and saviors will not be forgiven in many life time, ( they have committed serious sins to stop others to end their suffering, endless reincarnation )Those who knows one day the end of the world will come and save others, their multiple sins will be forgiven, those who fails to save others, sins, there is a karma law exists in this universe !!! ( The cause and effect ) However, heaven does open its door to every sinners to renew themselves, no one is perfect, all of us are sinners. In the world's most powerful force is trouble lust, most can also worries lust Fearful of force, who wants to conquer lust trouble, then it would have to use the honest patience bow, arrows and sharp intelligence, head and mindfulness helmet, wearing no-self armor I, in order to overcome the troubles of the world five desires. "All cultivators, addicted to the beautiful woman; a woman learn in, obsessed handsome man, lust will shut people's intelligent mind, for the truth is not easy to understand.Sakyamuni Buddha said"Lust of a man monasticism, like taking sand to cook in general, never a meal."No material and physical desire , pure mind, body ( do not commit sins ) and pure speech , no self, saving endless soul is the foundation to become a Buddha.Those who speaks against and do against the truth, destroy ancient Buddha Statue on purpose, killing monks/nuns, put any obstacles against any soul saviors and spread rumors against his holiness The Living Buddha Sheng Yen Lu and saviors will not be forgiven in many life time, ( they have committed serious sins to stop others to end others their suffering, to stop violence, wars, disaster, epidemics, illness...etc...endless reincarnation ) I have seen many people committed such sins suffered endlessly…..living in war zone, violence, flood, fire, drought, earthquake, conflicts of all kinds, cancer, can not get a promotion, their wishes will not come true....disasters of all kinds…There is a karma law apply to every religion and every human soul.Every religion has commandment, also every country has a law , we must obey them, do not do anything illegal...becoming an illegal immigrant, living under the shadow ..unless in some cases --political reasons..(no one like to leave their front door open and invite all kinds of strangers to their house including criminals…).This a global world, people do travel over the world, however, if your citizens flood into other country to escape poverty etc..., as a rule you must resign as soon as possible, let other take over, no one is good at everything, but, everyone is good at something !!However, due to extremely low birth rate for many industrial countries, must encourage legal immigrants( background criminal check ) for your work force, otherwise it will collapse your country. Culture is a melting pot, I was once almost becoming a Japanese citizen, I was mistaken for Japanese for many times. now, I am American citizen for over 35 years, loving my country...Immigrants are hard worker, I used to work 2 jobs seven days a week bought my first dream home.!.Doing lots good deeds and soul saving is everyone’s responsibility to stop this world come to an end !! .Jesus once said” James 5 New International Version Warning to Rich Oppressors 1:Now listen, you rich people, weep and wail because of the misery that is coming on you. 2Your wealth has rotted, and moths have eaten your clothes. 3Your gold and silver are corroded. Their corrosion will testify against you and eat your flesh like fire. You have hoarded wealth in the last days. 4Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty. 5You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter.a 6 You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you. You have fattened yourselves in the day of slaughter. 6:You have condemned and murdered the innocent one, who was not opposing you…after spent over 35 years in one country, married to a white man, I realized there are serious race issue in many countries, just like a frog living in a well, never seen the outside world, narrow minded ,way too many lost children, such as extreme group, Ethnic cleansing , promoting wars, slavery, racist , violence, drugs, pronography, terrorist attack.. etc…some people and certain race are too proud, lazy, spent the money they don’t have,I finally understood why there is slavery in human history, too many hypocrite, their country and people are going down hill, in financial deficit!.Be a productive citizen, do not collect welfare, unless sick or old, disabled, no one is perfect, all of us are sinners, heaven does open its door to those who renew themselves. Do not kill ( no death penalty, abortion, killing any living life, unless disease harm to human, do not declare war against other nation, do not drink alcohol , do not make harmful materials such as drugs, weapons, do not adultery ( do not publish any violent, sexual or sinful materials ), purify our speech, kind to others, do not lie , spread untrue rumors , do not steal ( which include do not over charges, too much profit, very low wages-(stealing from your employees )price gouging ( in some area housing price is way out of control, middle income can not afford to buy house, homeless population is growing, controlled by big investment company, it will become a social and financial problem ) abusing religious organization, charity for own gain, for high wages instead of soul saving and giving to the poor,the needy,.fraud, making fake merchandise etc..)do not do drugs or alcohol, gambling..corruption ( if you are a politician -a servant to your citizen -and becoming a multi-millionaire and living in luxury..while your citizens are struggling,Low taxes for the rich increasing homeless,so many countries , families are in financial deficit , it will danger our society into financial disasters, failed to provide affordable healthcare for everyone…Abuse of power, become bullying, work for lobbyists rather than the people, build nuclear warheads promotion of Doomsday, big investment on weapons, instead of welfare of people and fixing infrastructure.Teaching from his holiness: (Briefing ): Living Buddha Lu Sheng Yen collection Book 187 --I was in hell, I saw a lot of the emperors , generals, civil servants, they all have illustrious fame of the world.I know a well-known civil servant, the official position was very high, and powerful, but before Pluto, but has become a tailed turtle, whole body trembling, regrets constantly. ..He shouted: I”took a oath- Next life no more civil servant. his cries out loud and breathtaking.Pluto orders Official: "Give the leather again, then reincarnation him 100 life time into a cow!"I ask Pluto: nine generations of cows, is a common saying in the world.for those who commits light sins.Pluto said "Lu Sheng-yen, you do not know, the so-called nine life time, is a long endless lifetime, also karma that when the cattle pay back debts, debt is a due for a very long time. Pluto cited a few:First, scratch the earth. (Land rezoning)Second, accept bribes. (Big purchase)Third, bully people. (Demolition housing)Fourth, jerry-building. (Project to the profiteers) Five, collusion between officials.Six, by hospitality. (Prostitution bet),Seven,Dominanced, and against others. From the data given by Pluto...and his reputation was very good. However, the corruption that he committed was unexpected.I asked Pluto: "In his 50 years as an official why commits so much sins?Pluto Answer: "A treasure on the head."(greedy) What is the crown of the treasure?"Desire for wealth and profit."Is it a job?"Pluto "It is dangerous for officials!"I asked: "How do you count 100 lifetime reborn as a cow>"Pluto replied: "How many stolen treasure are in his golden house.In this world, I saw the cattle plowing, see cattle being milked milk.I saw people wearing cowhide shoes, saw people eating steaks, and saw the cattle were sent to the slaughterhouse ... ...The cow is beaten and the cow is cut.I asked: "Do you know cow knows they were in high power?Yes, they know."Do you know they committed serious sins"Yes. They know.when I look at the cow, I saw the cow in tears, poor cow, he knew his past life is a big officer,I asked Pluto, the official, how to calculate his sins in the future?Pluto said, it all depend how many evil things have done, how much money he had taken. .Pluto said: "Only three words, " Be a Honest person !I asked: "Whoever keeps this status?"Pluto's answer is: "Thousands, millions people all can not do it "Disciples?Help me answer this question!he Living Buddha Sheng Yen-Lu: " In my vision, I have seen so many past rulers they are currently living in the hell suffering endlessly, for the negative karma they had in the past life, such as killing, declare war against their own people, friends, families, other nations...also those who invented weapons, , sell. trade ." As one of his disciples for almost 30 years, So, I beg you : Please be a wise man to help and work for the people, doing the best interest of all mankind, then, you will be the one who will change the history book ! I have seen so many corrupt politicians endless waste on wars, bombing, weapons, work for the lobby, misused taxpayers' money , end up financial deficit, supporting gun , which lead their country into endless crime and su***de, becoming a war zone !As all of us are sinners, earth is a polluted place, it time to wake up our soul to end reincarnation, no more sins, heaven open its door to every sinners. Gun violence in the United States From Wikipedia,Compared to 22 other high-income nations, the U.S. gun-related murder rate is 25 times higher.[13] Although it has half the population of the other 22 nations combined, the U.S. had 82 percent of all gun deaths, 90 percent of all women killed with guns, 91 percent of children under 14 and 92 percent of young people between ages 15 and 24 killed with guns.[13] In 2010, gun violence cost U.S. taxpayers approximately $516 million in direct hospital costs.Approximately 1.4 million people have been killed using fi****ms in the U.S. between 1968 and 2011, equivalent to a top 10th largest U.S. city in 2016, falling between the populations of San Antonio and Dallas, Texas.In 1987, a lone gunman armed with two semi-automatic rifles and a handgun went on a six-hour shooting spree roughly seventy miles west of London, killing more than a dozen people and then himself. In the wake of the incident, known as the Hungerford massacre, Britain introduced the Fi****ms (Amendment) Act, which expanded the list of banned weapons, including certain semiautomatic rifles, and increased registration requirements for other weapons.Gun control advocates regularly cite Japan’s highly restrictive firearm regulations in tandem with its extraordinarily low gun homicide rate, which is the lowest in the world at one in ten million.While some companies and CEOs enjoying way beyond high pay, kept most of their huge profit, paying low wages to their employees, making them working part time, barely any benefits , middle & low income are struggling, it is never too late to be one of the best companies creating jobs and provide social benefits ….affordable healthcare for every citizen-( a successful health care program requires every citizen to sign up so the systems will work, eating right, regular exercise, do not become a burden of the society, do not over abused healthcare system, the young and the healthy must support the old and the sick, remember, everyone of us will get old and sick one day , hospital and doctors, drug & insurance company must control their cost, if they over charges and too much profit, it will bankrupt our country and companies and citizens, no self will benefit us to go to heaven)The two advanced economies with the most economically free health care systems—Switzerland and Singapore—have achieved universal health insurance while spending a fraction of what the U.S. spends. Switzerland’s public spending on health care is about half of America’s, and Singapore’s is about a fifth of ours. Swiss are required to purchase basic health insurance, which covers a range of treatments detailed in the Swiss Federal Law on Health Insurance It is therefore the same throughout the country and avoids double standards in healthcare. Insurers are required to offer this basic insurance to everyone, regardless of age or medical condition. They are not allowed to make a profit off this basic insurance, but can on supplemental plans The.insured person pays the insurance premium for the basic plan up to 8% of their personal income. If a premium is higher than this, the government gives the insured person a cash subsidy to pay for any additional premium.In 2014, the average monthly compulsory basic health insurance premiums (with accident insurance) in Switzerland are the following:CHF 396.12 (PPP-adjusted US$ 243) for an adult (age 26+)CHF 363.55 (PPP-adjusted $223) for a young adult (age 19–25)CHF 91.52 (PPP-adjusted $56.14) for a child (age 0–18) Homeless in the United States From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia-In the year 2009, one out of 50 children or 1.5 million children in United States of America will be homeless each year. In 2013 that number jumped to one out of 30 children, or 2.5 million.There were an estimated 57,849 homeless veterans estimated in the United States during January 2013, or 12 percent of all homeless adults. Just under 8 percent of homeless U.S. veterans are female. Texas, California and Florida have the highest numbers of unaccompanied homeless youth under the age of 18, comprising 58% of the total homeless under 18 youth population.Homelessness affects men more than women. At least 70% to 85% of all homeless are men.Because of turnover in the population of people that are homeless, the total number of people who experience homelessness for at least a few nights during the course of a year is thought to be considerably higher than point-in-time counts. A 2000 study estimated the number of such people to be between 2.3 million and 3.5 million.According to Amnesty International USA, vacant houses outnumber homeless people by five times. A December 2017 investigation by Philip Alston, the U.N. Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, found that homeless persons have effectively been criminalized throughout many cities in the United States..Drug Deaths in America Are Rising Faster Than Ever“”By JOSH KATZ JUNE 5, 2017 NEW YORK TIMES”””New data compiled from hundreds of health agencies reveals the extent of the drug overdose epidemic last year.UPDATE The first governmental account of nationwide drug deaths shows roughly 64,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2016.AKRON, Ohio — Drug overdose deaths in 2016 most likely exceeded 59,000, the largest annual jump ever recorded in the United States, according to preliminary data compiled by The New York Times. The World Health Organization (WHO)Geneva, 4 October— One in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide.Having a religion and purpose in life, be a positive & productive citizen, proper diet and exercise daily is very important to our mental health, especially you live alone, please visit www.tbsn.org for more guidance.There are so many disciples who are plagued by ghosts , participate in Lotus Living Buddhas’ rituals as many times as possible and follow commandments.) Mostly, True Buddha School emphasis on "inheritance" and most importantly, the Master's "inheritance and blessing". If there is no inheritance and blessing, Absolute can not becoming a Buddha. Some people think that the temple or home no ghosts, so do not have to set up a Stature of '' 'Mahabala'' 'means ''mighty dharma protector.'' He has vowed to protect " True Buddha disciples. …Chinese have ancestral tablets for the worship of the ancestors, if the ancestors did not return to the Buddha Kingdom, just a guardian Spirit, that ancestors or ghosts! In addition, the foundation of the house is also a ghost, because there are people in every family who have passed away, that is, every house has a past ghost. The Holy Order further states that as long as there are no achievements in the Four Saints and no six reincarnation, they are both in the mid-yin, that is, the ghosts. So, every home has a ghost, the difference is that this ghost is good and evil? Whether guardian family? Since is a true guardian of Davao God, Sanctuary calls for every temple to be dedicated to 'Mahabal: also chant his sutra !!!!If you always follow those masters does not show respect and rare to show up at his holiness The Living Buddha Sheng Yen Lu ceremony, you will get lost!I pray all local disciples will follow his holiness The Living Buddha Sheng Yen Lu's guidance and commandments visit your local temple . (unless you visit his ceremony at another country)Be a disciple inside your heart and your action ( outside ) always follow his teaching !Golden words from his holiness The Living Buddha Sheng Yen Lu:"Group cultivation is very important, the power of chanting, practice often touch Buddha's heart...It is only a man's power to know one man practicing Buddhism. " Fellow initiates gathered together as immeasurable merit of the public's heart, everyone worshiped mercifully. as a result, the guilt will be eliminated and the merit will increase.However, there are often disciples who, because of their disagreement , or very busy... or various factors, and ignore the importance of cultivation. ."In the Book cross the ocean of the death " I remind you of the mid-yin (soul) , must visit Ling Sheng Tempe as soon as possible and the fellow initiates, and by the power of the fellow initiates, I invite the Buddha and the Buddha to fall light down." Zhongyin ( the spirit of soul ) "into the light, they will go the Pure Land -no more reincarnation. "So, I want the spirit who just passed away immediately go :1: over the fundamental guru seclusion premises. Second, the temple. Third, the tower (there is a Buddha on the tower) Fourth, Ling Sheng Temple.Special thanks to all the supporters, Primary Supplicants, blessings will come to you as his holiness The Living Buddha Sheng Yen Lu has promised !!!Empowerment from his holiness is unbelievable......each time when you are a Primary Supplicant....many sins has been forgiven....many blessings will follow.......because of your heart....has touched so many...your generosity.....helping out the mounting expenses of soul saving missions....*****Please continue to do so...because of your efforts, you have helped saving so many soul. Thanks again and again for your kindness.*Grand Master had once explained, the merit of being a primary supplicant of a ceremony lies in sponsoring the mandala of worship, allowing all to attend an auspicious event. Imagine your kindness to take on an increased share of the ceremony expenses allowing others to contribute what they can and quell the temple's monetary worries.Such a noble trait will generate immense merit. While imperceptible, the act of seemingly superficial "giving money" has be elevated to "giving dharma teachings" (allowing others to be nurtured by Buddha dharma) and "giving protection from fear" (alleviate temple's resource stain and give it courage). This sentiment of goodwill will be returned, in this and future lives, as an increase in your karmic affinity, unexpected help, and connection with Buddha.Can you think of a form of benefiting others that lets you "give money", "give dharma teachings", and "give protection from fears" at once? There may be a few. But being a Primary Supplicant is definitely one.His holiness The Living Buddha Sheng Yen Lu constantly reminded us be a salesperson to introduce The True Buddha method to all over the world!!! Are you doing it??? Then, you are the one keeping one of the commandment, you are one of the real disciple. if not, it just a piece of paper of refuge. It is never too late, do not waste your life on gossip, posting all kinds of garbage !We have been in the endless reincarnation, there are so many past life parents / brothers and sisters / relatives and friends are currently suffering endless pain....... Please go find them, spread his holy living Buddha’s guidance, and end their reincarnation!!!Be a merciful person !!! The Spiritual Travel Shoes By his holiness The Living Buddha Sheng Yen Lu:” One night, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva (Guan Yin) appeared in the secluded place of my retreat and gave me a pair of shoes to put on. I was naturally curious and asked, `What kind of shoes are these?`Guan Yin replied, `Spiritual Travel Shoes.``What are they used for?`The Bodhisattva said, `We want you, Living Buddha Lian-sheng, Sheng-yen Lu, to personally experience the state of bardo, which is to go through the conditions of death. Then, we want you to write a book entitled Crossing the Ocean of Life and Death to enlighten the world about the certain realities surrounding the end of life.``When there is life, there is death. This is a natural thing. What is there to write about?`The Bodhisattva said, `It is a matter of utmost urgency.`Why?`Sentient beings assume that when they are in good health, everything is fine, but they are unaware that middle age, old age, and sickness will soon arrive. Most importantly, we want the world to recognize the reality of death, and know the circumstances and process surrounding death. It matters not if one is a Buddhist, Christian, Catholic, Muslim, or an atheist. You must reveal the truth regarding death in your writings, and what really counts is the truth itself.`I asked, `Would people believe in what I`ll be writing?`The Bodhisattva replied, `This is no superstition. Everyone dies, and there is no exception to this fact. Death is a realistic issue which is anything but superstitious. Yet the world does not end with death. Buddhism, Ta**rayana, Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam all recognize the fact that there is a world beyond death which can be verified, and that the world of spirits does exist. We want you to write about it, and we want you to experience it first hand. When you pen your experiences down, they can deliver sentient beings!``Can it really help deliver sentient beings?` I asked.Guan Yin Bodhisattva replied with a verse:Read and you will understand Cultivate and you will be liberated.Believe and you will be delivered.Understand and you will be enlightened. Let me say this honestly to you: After I put on the Spiritual Travel Shoes, I fell ill. I have written the two articles The Water at Leaf Lake Has Turned Cold and Praying to My Three Principal Deities, detailing my feeling that I might die at age fifty-eight, that I was possibly dying. I experienced first hand the terrible suffering of illness, and my illness was very serious.This is neither a lie, a delusion, nor superstition! These are experiences of unimaginable scale upon wearing the Spiritual Travel Shoes. I had been through the worst extremes of all suffering and pain. I view myself as a psychologically sound person who lives freely in seclusion. I am able to reside in the worlds of the Ten Directions, but after I put on these shoes, I truly experienced what sickness and death were all about.My four elements (earth, water, fire, and wind) separated - like a mountain crumbling and the earth cracking; like water flooding and drowning me; like a volcano erupting, like a hurricane sweeping through. I literally entered into the Eight Cold and Eight Hot Hells.I have no intention to frighten anyone. I really fell into the trap of death, where my wish to live or die was not granted. None of my words are exaggerated or sensationalized. As long as we are human, we will die someday. No one is spared from death, not even someone whose body is as strong as steel. I have suffered much pain, and I wish that sentient beings can be liberated from their pain and attain happiness. Thus, I must write this very important book, which explains how a person can cross the ocean of life and death. This book will certainly deliver us from suffering.I would like you to consider this:The body is impermanent and time passes quickly. One must leave all torments of pain.And aspire to cultivate along with the True Buddha Make good use of this body and be reborn in Sukhavati.””””.The Spiritual Travel Shoes By his holiness The Living Buddha Sheng Yen Lu One night, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva (Guan Yin) appeared in the secluded place of my retreat and gave me a pair of shoes to put on. I was naturally curious and asked, `What kind of shoes are these?`Guan Yin replied, `Spiritual Travel Shoes.``What are they used for?`The Bodhisattva said, `We want you, Living Buddha Lian-sheng, Sheng-yen Lu, to personally experience the state of bardo, which is to go through the conditions of death. Then, we want you to write a book entitled Crossing the Ocean of Life and Death to enlighten the world about the certain realities surrounding the end of life.``When there is life, there is death. This is a natural thing. What is there to write about?`The Bodhisattva said, `It is a matter of utmost urgency.`Why?`Sentient beings assume that when they are in good health, everything is fine, but they are unaware that middle age, old age, and sickness will soon arrive. Most importantly, we want the world to recognize the reality of death, and know the circumstances and process surrounding death. It matters not if one is a Buddhist, Christian, Catholic, Muslim, or an atheist. You must reveal the truth regarding death in your writings, and what really counts is the truth itself.`I asked, `Would people believe in what I`ll be writing?`The Bodhisattva replied, `This is no superstition. Everyone dies, and there is no exception to this fact. Death is a realistic issue which is anything but superstitious. Yet the world does not end with death. Buddhism, Ta**rayana, Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam all recognize the fact that there is a world beyond death which can be verified, and that the world of spirits does exist. We want you to write about it, and we want you to experience it first hand. When you pen your experiences down, they can deliver sentient beings!``Can it really help deliver sentient beings?` I asked.Guan Yin Bodhisattva replied with a verse:Read and you will understand Cultivate and you will be liberated.Believe and you will be delivered.Understand and you will be enlightened. Let me say this honestly to you: After I put on the Spiritual Travel Shoes, I fell ill. I have written the two articles The Water at Leaf Lake Has Turned Cold and Praying to My Three Principal Deities, detailing my feeling that I might die at age fifty-eight, that I was possibly dying. I experienced first hand the terrible suffering of illness, and my illness was very serious.This is neither a lie, a delusion, nor superstition! These are experiences of unimaginable scale upon wearing the Spiritual Travel Shoes. I had been through the worst extremes of all suffering and pain. I view myself as a psychologically sound person who lives freely in seclusion. I am able to reside in the worlds of the Ten Directions, but after I put on these shoes, I truly experienced what sickness and death were all about.My four elements (earth, water, fire, and wind) separated - like a mountain crumbling and the earth cracking; like water flooding and drowning me; like a volcano erupting, like a hurricane sweeping through. I literally entered into the Eight Cold and Eight Hot Hells.I have no intention to frighten anyone. I really fell into the trap of death, where my wish to live or die was not granted. None of my words are exaggerated or sensationalized. As long as we are human, we will die someday. No one is spared from death, not even someone whose body is as strong as steel.I have suffered much pain, and I wish that sentient beings can be liberated from their pain and attain happiness. Thus, I must write this very important book, which explains how a person can cross the ocean of life and death. This book will certainly deliver us from suffering.I would like you to consider this:The body is impermanent and time passes quickly. One must leave all torments of pain.And aspire to cultivate along with the True Buddha Make good use of this body and be reborn in Sukhavati.According to WHO, every year in the world there are an estimated 40-50 million abortions. This corresponds to approximately 125,000 abortions per day.In the USA, where nearly half of pregnancies are unintended and four in 10 of these are terminated by abortion , there are over 3,000 abortions per day. Twenty-two percent of all pregnancies in the USA (excluding miscarriages) end in abortion.“”Post-abortion infant spirit gone exactly? Currently abortion more and more people, and increasingly in younger age trend.Why are there so many people fall - Fetal it? Because do not understand the fall - the consequences of tire is how serious, just want to quickly get rid of this "stumbling block", or the so-called upset!You know those little angels are brutal fall out where to go yet? They have been? Will cold hungry, being bullied it? Or the infant spirit are still wandering the world do? Also, or fall off after a really disappeared without a trace of it?The truth is - before you decide to take her out after falling, poor infant spirit had been homeless!They can only wander in this world, no food, no wear, cold and hungry, but also much of those ghosts of bullying, because they are too small, there is no ability to protect themselves! Thus wandering, suffering grow up, until three years later, they began to see it! That is 3 to 6 years this time, they will find their parents, day and night attached to their parents, and then have requested, to seek parental care and warmth, but we do not know anything about it. 6 to 12 years during which period is the most mischievous troublemaker, because they can not get their parents to make up for a long time, have given rise to resentment, home sabotage. For example: the home will be issued inexplicable knocking percussion; bully their young brothers and sisters, so that the young brothers and sisters crying for no reason; destroy the feelings between the parents, so that parents quarrel, until parents emotional breakdown.12 to 16 years during which most likely stop parents wealth, infant spirit will go to the temple shrine when parents follow go and avenge everywhere, so parents can not get the blessing of deities, causing many parents have virtually pain; also hinder parents career development, severe blocking of getting money, the infant spirit would do anything to revenge the killing of their parents!Buddhist scriptures say you want to have more Leijie fetal care was a personal, like "peas Caesar wall", "blind turtle value driftwood" so difficult, we can see just how deep their plaintive those falling out of the infant spirit!In ancient times a man to kill more, because you want to fight on the battlefield, now is killing more women, because In fact both men and women are co-operators, under normal circumstances, if the fall is a boy, is entangled mother; abortion.if a girl, is entangled father.And infant spirit will grow slowly over time, their ability to retaliate parents will be more powerful.Whether the dead alive is your child! There may be good fate encounter salvation, but how many have not been salvation infant spirit, God no way turn into the earth's infant spirit, really poor!Want people to recognize the evil of abortion, abortion infant spirit tragic, people around the wide publicity surrounding abortion through suffering.Who had abortions, sincere repentance, try to salvation, provided support blessing, chanting Buddhist scriptures. For them to find a good place to go. May this not smoke and killing resistance never cease, May all suffering early infant spirit was comfortably!Registration salvation water sub-sub-Ling Ling and esteeming water tablets: ① Seattle rainbow Temple 雷藏寺of 'water sub Spirit Mountain " Tel: (425)888-3677 Fax: (425)888-9008 Address: 14310 476th AVE SE, North Bend,. WA USA ninety-eight thousand and forty-five .fee: rejoice support② True Buddha School (Grand Master Lu Sheng-yen True Buddha School Net - .www.tbsn.org Living Buddha Sheng yen Lu's golden words: His holiness has said something in the past:” No matter what have done in the past, he will always welcome you back !!!Master Sheng Yen Lu's horoscope is a Cancer, is the most homely person. I would like to tell you one sentence: "Cancer is the most care of everyone who never give up on any human beings!!" Because every sentient beings are Buddha, all beings are each a lotus boy.....He will take every single sinners back to his kingdom-Pure Land!!! Do not wait, taking refuge today!!!An important refuge and initiations : some people think, I just hold good thoughts, Buddhist, Buddha, Buddha, did not convert it does not matter, but they do not understand, it's just Dharma foreign minister to amend the law, to step into the real Buddhist is to "repaired within", which is a training within long-term repair, be sure to really guide the diamond division. You go to convert, to get King taught within the guru repair "Heart." Ta***ic Buddhism, initiations have great merit, the initiations, is the mortal suddenly promoted to the Buddha. Also said that the Buddhas mercy, has given stamp printed heart, successfully implemented margin also available from the beginning of the heart and to阿闍黎has endowed converted initiations rituals, formal entry, are self-repair to a successful "after the meeting the Buddha." Ta**ra most important "heritage", also on the most important division of the "heritage of blessings", without inheritance blessings, absolutely can not practice the secret law accordingly. To the "True Buddha School" practice the "True Buddha Ta**ra", be sure to convert by initiations, it's only a formal entry. "True Buddha School" initiates dojo, welcome to attend and learn, but to really learn introductory law practice, must be considered by the refuge and initiations situation right. Why ▲ lotus living Buddha is the object of refuge? Completely freed from the fear of trouble in the saints. Pain relief others have supernatural powers. Having compassion for all living beings, there is a large degree of sentient beings vows saints. Li on the matter and have enlightened saint. In Buddhism the vast majority of the area, he was able to give pointers on how you take the most skillful and shortcuts on the road. ※ not convert, also the patience to hold "boy lotus mantra" somewhat mind understand or induction, again seeking refuge initiations. Short mantra: ".. Om Guru Lian students learned to hum." ︰ long curse "Om dumb dumb Oh Sasha HUM Gulu Bei Lin Ma Ha students learned to hum...." ▲ Golden words from his holiness The Living Buddha Sheng Yen Lu:" You must at least to earn that passing grade 60 points, so I will sympathize you to pick you up to my kingdom. or 80 points, I definitely will pick you up, or you can earn that perfect score 100, then, you are the one who will pick up yourself, to become an enlightened one-A Buddha. Are you ready to grade yourself??? How many soul you have saved...??? how much good deeds you have done ??? Sharing his guidance, events???Any charity work? volunteer work? donation , helping out temple building project or maintain their expense ?Attending his ceremony as much as possible.??Of course, daily Practice, and constantly chanting....take care of your aging parents.doing all kinds of good deeds.Whether Seattle Ling Sheng Temple or around the world, True Buddha branch temples,should be united all in one continue to promote soul saving mission. I think degenerated beings, not many people really right view, the Shakyamuni Buddha said: "Dharma Ending Age, evil teachers are everywhere..rarely see anyone to be enlightened!!!( His holiness The Living Buddha Sheng Yen Lu is our savior-an enlightened one !) The True Buddha practice must follow every steps "completion stage" the great perfection.If this practice does not suit you , you must constantly chanting Amitabha’s name to Rely on Amitabha escorts, reborn in the Western Paradise, which is easy way - Otherwise - in addition to get rid of the three poisons (greed, aversion, and delusion), in addition to free from worries, all the thought, opinion confusion, The most important to it should practice 6 Buddha’s enlightened path- !. Charity, constantly doing all kinds of good deeds. 2:follow all commandments, 3: endurance, 4: dedication to practice and chanting daily, 5: meditation, and 6:wisdom to the truth.🙇‍♀️🙇‍♀️🙇‍♀️🙇‍♀️🙇‍♀️