On July 3, at Dieu Phap Pagoda (Ward 13, Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City) took place the 6th “A day of separation from greed” with the participation of more than 700 young people.
The retreat was under the demonstration and guidance of Venerable Thich Nguyen Phap, abbot of Dieu Phap Pagoda and monks.
The beginning of the retreat was the time to recite the great compassion mantra by the masses at the main hall. Then there was the program “Dharma meditation tea”. At the Ancestral Hall, Nun Thich Nu Hue Dang had a Dharma talk with the theme “Building a warm heart”.
Under the guidance of the monks, young people and Buddhists also participated in the ceremony of freeing living beings, reciting the Universal Gate Sutra to dedicate good energy to the Dharma Realm of sentient beings. After that, the entire assembly shared the meal in mindfulness.
In the early afternoon, the audience listened to the Dharma talk of Venerable Thich Khai Thanh with the theme “Noble Blessing”. Through this, the young people have understood more about 10 blessings in life and vowed to rely on practice to bring a happy, peaceful life and nurture the inner spirituality of each person.
After the Dharma talk, the assembly practiced sitting meditation to bring their minds back to the present, to dwell in each mindful breath.
It is known that the “One day of separation from greed” course is one of the outstanding Buddhist activities of Dieu Phap Pagoda in 2022 to create an environment for young people to study and improve their knowledge of Buddhist teachings. It is expected that in the near future, the pagoda will organize a retreat “Gratitude to the birth” on July 31, 2022 on the occasion of Vu Lan Festival.