News

One – day Retreat in Can Tho province

Update: 05/03/2019
Accepting the invitation of Minh Chat retreat, Can Tho province, and on behalf of Vice Abbot of Hoang Phap monastery (Ho Chi Minh city), Junior Venerable (Jun. Ven.) Thich Tam Hue, Junior Ven. Thich Tam Khiet, Junior Ven. Thich Tam Tri, Junior Ven. Thich Tam Cang and Buddhists went there and held One – day retreat on Feb 24, 2019 (20th the first month of the Pig Year).
 

One – day Retreat in Can Tho province

 

Attending the retreat, there were Buddhists from Minh Chat retreat and from Can Tho province.

Before delivering a lecture, Junior Ven. Thich Tam Tri guided some Buddhists’ necessary dignities: how to put hands together, how to salute someone with joined hands, how to kneels down and worship, how to give offerings, etc. 

Junior Ven. Thich Tam Hue delivered a lecture about: “Releasing Creatures”, why we should release, how to release rightly, the merits of releasing, and sacredness the merit would return to people who released creatures.

The spirits of releasing were compassion, equality, and respect to all living beings.

In Brahmajala - sutra (10 precepts of Mahayana, there was a rule: “Supposing a Buddhist with a compassion releases living beings, observing the whole man were our father, the whole women were our mother. So living beings might be our parents. If we intentionally kill them to eat, they had been our parents, and they might have been our old body. Four elements (as soil, water, wind, fire) which were our body's base factors, that was the reason why we should release creatures and advice others to release them. If we saw somebody killing living beings, we should rescue living beings from death, and keep “Buddha ’s mind” to help living beings.

Creatures' releasing is truly meaningful when he actually hopes to rescue living beings’ life span to be extended. Buddhists could encourage other people’s compassion to release living beings. However, after being released, whether living beings live longer or not, it depends on their good or bad conditions.

Thinking of living beings, Buddhists should explain precepts of refuge in the Three Jewels (Buddha – Dharma – Sangha), do good things for Three Jewels and transfer merits to living beings. Thanks for these acts, living beings could escape from animals’ body, take rebirth in human body, or to Pure Land, and they have Bodhi mind to help other living beings to reach the enlightenment.

After the retreat, attendants were given a Dharma present including: “60 – year – essential memories of Senior Venerable Thich Chan Tinh”, New day of our mind, Introductions of Hoang Phap monastery, a necklace with a little Buddha’s statue, and a seed bead for hand. Lastly, all of the monks and Buddhists took a picture in the happiness.

One – day retreat was hopefully the new advance for the assembly there. Wishing Three Jewels to help the assembly develop more, Buddhists live in peace and Buddhism.

There are some pictures about the retreat below:

One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province
One – day Retreat in Can Tho province

Related News