On the morning of May 8, 2022 (On April 8, the year of the Tiger), according to the annual tradition of Buddhism, monks and Buddhists at Minh Dao Pagoda (District 3, Ho Chi Minh City) respectfully celebrated the ceremony. Bathing Buddha to celebrate Buddha’s birthday PL. 2566 – DL. 2022.
Proving the ceremony was the Elder HT.Thich Thien Nhon, Chairman of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha Council, the Institute owner of Minh Dao Pagoda; HT.Thich Hue Thong, Deputy Secretary General and Chief of Office 2 of the Central Committee; DD.Thich Thien Chau, Standing Vice Chairman of BTS PG District 3; DD.Thich Minh An, Chief Secretary of BTS PG District 3; Abbot of Minh Dao Pagoda; together with the monks and many Buddhists in attendance.
The sacred ceremony was officially started, the drum bells of wisdom rang loudly to welcome Prince Siddhartha’s birth. The board of scribes led by DD. Thich Thien Chau inaugurated the ceremony to invite the venerable elders, the Most Venerable, in front of the newborn Buddha image, offered incense and paid homage to the Blessed One.
Then, the crowd chanted in unison the Khanh Dan Sutra to celebrate the death of Duc Tu’s father and pray for national peace, peace in the world, peaceful living beings, and an early eradication of the epidemic.
In the solemn atmosphere of the ceremony, the Most Venerable Thich Thien Nhon used clean water with fragrant flowers and sprinkled it on the Buddha’s body, whereby the Venerable Monks and Buddhists followed in the footsteps of this sacred ritual.
In the pure space of the main hall of Minh Dao pagoda, all existing things and events have come together in harmony, so that once again the historical scene of the Buddha’s birthday reappears in the minds of the Buddha’s children. .
The ritual of bathing the Buddha is the beauty of the spiritual tradition of Buddhism, thereby conveying many profound meanings, an opportunity for us to turn to the golden body of the Buddha, to express our respect for a pure and immaculate person. enlightenment and liberation, and at the same time reflect on the Buddha’s teachings to practice to bring peace and happiness.