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One - Day Practice and the Ordination Ceremony

Update: 22/06/2020
On June 21, 2020 (lunar May 1, Year of Mouse), good men and believing women over provinces and Ho Chi Minh City returned to Hoang Phap Pagoda to attend One-Day Retreat.
 

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On this cultivation day, Hoang Phap pagoda solemnly organized the ordination ceremony for seven men leaving-home. Buddhists attending the ceremony will understand more about the rite of renunciation, conditions, as well as the true meaning of the path of ordination.

At 9 o'clock, there were three rolling of Prajna bell and wooden-drum respectfully welcoming the Buddhist dignitaries to come to the main hall for the ceremony was officially opened.

After declaring the reason, introducing the program, the mass watched a video of novice trainees during a six-month challenge. By this way, the participants will see clearly the activities each day, listen to the confidences about difficulties, the ordeal a novice monk usually practices in daily life.

Next, one of them had a speech about the reason they became the monk and then Senior Ven. Thich Chan Tinh sent back to them some advice before shaving hair.

Faced with sacred emotion, the good men standed to their parents to say deep gratitude for the merit of nourishment and kowtow thanking their parents to step up the path of renunciation. Representatives of novice trainees’ families also had a few words to their children: despite knowing this is a difficult road with many obstacles, but let's try to overcome all, live a good life of religion, live love, respect and this is the repayment of filial piety to the parents.

In a solemn atmosphere, the ritual of ordination was performed. Next, the Senior Abbot preached about the monk 's virtue to these novice ones, such as: preserving the demeanor of dignity, cultivating the mind, respecting the elders, diligently practicing in order to repay the Buddha, Patriarch, beings and then become ambassadors of the Tathagata.

The Senior Ven. presented gifts to the novice trainees who are symbols of liberation and some books that mean to raise their wisdom, being a next generation in the Buddhism tradition. After that, the representative of good men expressed his thanks to the great Sangha.

In the afternoon, it is the time for chanting and meditation for all Buddhists as usual.

The cultivation day closed in joy of the participants.

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