Posted on: May 4, 2022 Posted by: admin Comments: 0


On May 2, 2022, in the atmosphere of the first days of Vesak month, everywhere joyfully celebrating the Buddha’s birthday, the Northern Golden Lotus family organized the program “LENTAL SUMMER ENJOY” with the participation of many people. face each other to bond the religious love and organize the Buddha Bathing ceremony to celebrate Buddha’s Birthday this year.

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After more than 2 years of being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, today teachers and students are reunited in an atmosphere of love and piety, Buddhists everywhere are welcomed with the noble presence of Venerable Thich Thich Thien My – Deputy Head of the Standing Committee of Overseas Buddhists of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha, Deputy Head of the International Buddhist Department and Head of the Central Committee of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha in Dong Nai Province, abbot of Vien Giac Pagoda, Truc Lam Vien Nghiem Pagoda, Quan Am Vien Minh Pagoda – Bien Hoa City, Dong Nai Province; Venerable Thich Nhuan Tri – Administrator of Hoi Dong Pagoda. Especially, the ceremony was attended by more than 400 Buddhists from the following provinces: Bac Ninh, Hai Phong, Ninh Binh, Hanoi, Thai Binh, Nghe An.

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The weather in the North in the early days of summer with the light golden rays falling through the gaps in the leaves, plus the gentle breeze blowing through, makes the hearts of Buddha’s children so happy when they return here during the Buddha’s birthday season. After the practice, the crowd together recited the verses of the verse under the guidance of Venerable Thich Nhuan Tri, sending their hearts to each page of the sutra to see the body and mind being gently at rest.

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The Buddha Bathing Ritual is an indispensable ritual in each Vesak season. Before the Buddhists were allowed to bathe themselves with a bucket of water on the body of the Buddha statue, the entire audience listened to the sharing about the meaning of bathing the Buddha from Venerable Thich Thien My. The teacher clarified the meaning of the birth of the Buddha, not except for the purpose of giving people and all sentient beings an insight into the causes of suffering and the method of ending suffering. The meaning of the ritual of bathing the Buddha, bathing the Buddha image is a means to remind each Buddha to return to take a cool bath and clean his mind garden from greed, hatred, delusion, pride, doubt, and wrong views for peace of mind. happiness in every present moment. The Buddhists dignified in chanting the name of the Buddha and performed the Buddha bathing ritual under the guidance of the venerable ones.

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In the evening of the same day, after having dinner, Buddhists were invited to attend the flower lantern night to pray for fallen soldiers, compatriots killed by war, victims of COVID-19 pandemic. Thereby, also remember and be grateful for the four great graces, and grateful for how many favorable conditions or adversities in life. Each lamp that is lit is a lamp of wisdom and compassion on the path of practice.

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Returning here under the common roof of Buddhism, with the same purpose, walking on a sincere path, representatives of Buddhists from the provinces also shared rustic, simple exchanges with love for Dharma travel. On this occasion, Venerable Thich Thien My also presented a certificate of gratitude to the Golden Lotus monasteries in the provinces to appreciate the contributions and companionship of Buddhists during the past time in charity works. and the Buddha’s business of the Golden Lotus. The ceremony ended in joy and beautiful images will remain in everyone’s heart forever.

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