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Friday, May 24, 2013

新加坡光明山普觉禅寺 Vesak Day 2013 @ Bright Hill Temple / 卫塞节目 (KMSPKS)

Vesak Day 2013 @ Bright Hill Temple
Events leading to Vesak Day
at Bright Hill Temple, Singapore 
“Work diligently. Component things are impermanent.”
The Buddha « Maha Parinirvana Sutta »
Vesak Auspicious Lanterns


Kindle a light to illuminate the world of darkness. Be a lamp upon yourself and spread the brightness to all humankind. May ignorance be dispelled and wisdom cultivated.
* Registration required
须报名 $30 per lantern
 18/05 – 25/05/2013
Hall of Great Compassion
Light Offering & Aspiration Making

 Voulunteers at work

This is a traditional ceremony held every year at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery prior to Vesak Day. Devotees gather at the monastery, circumambulating the compound, offering lights, making aspirations for oneself and the welfare of many. The celebration can be enjoyed by all ages, even young children.
传灯是光明山普觉禅寺每年卫塞节之前传统仪式。信徒聚集在寺院, 绕山, 点灯祈求· 随心满愿。庆祝活动适合男女老幼,欢迎公众· 踊跃参加·  传灯意义

Merits of Light Offering | 施灯功德

                One becomes like the light in the world.
                One achieves the clairvoyance of the pure flesh eye [as a human].
                One achieves the devas’ eye.
                One receives the wisdom of knowing what is virtue and what is non-virtue.
                One is able to eliminate the darkness of ignorance, the concept of
                inherent existence.
                One receives the illumination of wisdom.
                One never experiences darkness even in samsara.
                One receives great enjoyment wealth.
                One quickly becomes liberated.
                One quickly attains enlightenment.


 Queueing of Tickets for 3steps 1 bow for Vesak 2013

Every prostration is the paying of respects to the Buddha
In this ceremony, devotees meditatively circumambulate the perimeter of the temple, bowing once every three steps, while chanting mantras or the name of the Buddha.

3 Steps,1 Bow 三步一拜
… Every prostration is the paying of respects to the Buddha (also include Bodhisattvas). This practice helps to purify the mind, humble the ego and lessen obstacles along the spiritual path as one repents past misdeeds and aspires towards spiritual development. With mindfulness of one’s body, speech and mind during the journey, spiritual qualities are cultivated.


 Eveof Vesak 2013 Starting Point

 Buddha's Relics @ starting Point of 3-steps-1-Bow

Volunteers @ work

 Bathing of Prince Siddatha, Buddha the Enlightened One

 Vesak Activties @ Hall of No Form



 Late Ven Hong Chuan Musuem @ Bright Hill Temple
His humble collections and Exhibits



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