Lucky Charm
Home > Prayers & Blessings > Lucky Charm
Lucky Charm (New Year Holidays Only)
Lucky Charm (New Year Holidays Only)

Every New Year, Yuan-DaoGuanyin Temple will prepare more than a thousand of specially-designedLucky Charms to give away. All the Lucky Charms will be enlightened by Master Lee, the Abbot of the Temple, before giving to the supplicants. They represent Buddha’s blessing and the Temple’s best wishes for people to enjoy a successful, healthy, prosperous, and peaceful coming year.

There are two types ofLucky Charm, the Classic Goldand the Annual Special Color (such as red, orange, green, yellow, blue, etc.). The Classic Gold, signifying spiritual advancement,comes with “The Forshang Patriarch’s Buddha Worship Incense” and Master Lee’s calligraphy of Jixiang ruyi吉祥如意 (propitious and wish-fulfilling) on the purple fabric. The Annual Color, for blessing of secular wellness and prosperity, comes with “The Sand of the Bodhi Path,” in addition to the purple fabric written with Master Lee’s calligraphy of Jixiang ruyi吉祥如意.

All the Lucky Charms are hand-made, punching with needles for thousands of times to create an artistic feel to the surface, which comes with the incuse of “guanyin li觀音力 (The Power of Guanyin),” words echoing the inscription on the Temple’s Guardian Stone, words speaking also to Bodhisattva Guanyin’s utmost compassion. The Lucky Charm not only embodies Buddha’s blessing, it is also a collectible art – and as such, thousands of visitors are drawn to get one every year.

Lucky Charms are available each year only during the season of New Year Holidays and the Chinese New Year Festivals.


Every New Year Holiday season, the Temple will arrange certain time spotsfor the event of Lucky Charm Supplication. During the event, one has to toss a pair of crescent-shaped divination blocks before the Buddha Da Zi Zai Wang Fo大自在王佛. Under the Temple staff’s guidance, if one getsthe “holy divination” – that is, with one crescent block facing up and the other facing down, an indication of yin-yang harmony– for three consecutive times, then s/he will be granted a Lucky Charm.

In every December, the Temple’s official website and FB will announce the schedule of the Lucky Charm Supplication event for the coming year.