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Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda

Update: 17/12/2019
In the night of 15th Dec, 2019 (20th Nov in Pig Year), in the cool weather of winter and in the joyful ambiance, the celebration of Buddha Amitabha’s birthday was hold at Dong Cao Pagoda (Nga Yen, Nga Son, Thanh Hoa). The event was organized to memorize Buddha Amitabha. With the respect and sacredness, believers everywhere gathered at the Pagoda to enjoy the Ceremony.
 

Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda

 

Before opening the ceremony, there was a performance of artists from Thanh Hoa Province and Nga Son area, presenting the content of sutra, countryside and the nation. They was led by MC. Nhat Thien Dung. 

At 19:00, after three Prajna series of bell and drum sound, the event was officially run and the monks began walking toward the stage. 

Being witness of the ritual were Most Ven. Thich Dao Quang- Prof of Buddhist Primary School in HCMC; Most Ven.Thich Tam Kinh- Abbott of  Tay Khanh Pagoda in Thai Binh Province; Most Ven.Thich Tam Hung- Abbot of Dong Cao Pagoda in Thanh Hoa Province; Most Ven.Thich Tam Tuy - Monk from Linh Son Pagoda in Binh Dinh Province; Most Ven. Thich Hue Nghiem- Vice Abbott of Phuc My Pagoda in Nghe An Province; Most Ven. Thich Tam Dieu- Monk from Hoang Phap Pagoda in HCMC. 

After the prologue and introduction, Most Ven. Thich Tam Tuy instructed the mass how to practice the frank thoughts through the Sutra of Bell Recitation. Later than, on behalf of the Organized Board, Most Ven.Thich Dao Quang read the speech to start the Buddha Amitabha Flower Lantern Ceremony. It was followed by offering incenses to Buddha Amitabha’s statue in a very solemn and respected perception. 

The most expected section was the main part of the event, which referred to a rite that the light was passed to each other. In the holy ambience, Most Ven. Thich Tam Hung received the candle light from Buddha Stage, then the light was spread to Monks’ lanterns and gradually covered all the lanterns of Buddhists. It is said that “Light transfers from candle to candle, so does the mind”- the lighting candle represents wisdom and truth. It crushes all the unknown and darkness; the candle is for knowledge, love that shines through human’s life, lightens belief and hope. And from the first lighting candle, the light extends and spread throughout places. 

Underneath the sparkle night sky, hundreds of candles were lightened that created a scene of peace and tranquility. While the light was spreading all over the ceremony hall, ranges of Buddhists listened to a poem composed by Senior Ven. Thich Chan Tinh – Recite Buddha’s name and Follow Him. 

 After that, Most Ven. Thich Tam Kinh announced 12 quotations from Buddha. In the witness of Buddhists, Most Ven. Thich Tam Hung gave some kind speech toward all the attendees. He talked about the meaning of the Lantern Ceremony and cultivation of the Pure Land sect reciting the Buddha. 

The ceremony ended in people’s joy.

 Recorded photos as follows:

Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda
Flower Lantern commemorating Amitabha Buddha at Dong Cao Pagoda

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