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The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province

Update: 03/01/2020
On January 02nd, 2020 (December 8, lunar the pig year), Dong Cao pagoda, Nga Son district, Thanh Hoa province organized the Shakyamuni Buddha Attainment.
 

The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province

 

Reportedly,12th lunar month every year the Buddha ’s disciples on over the world in general and Vietnam in particular has practical activities and celebrate the attainment of Shakyamuni Buddha.

That day, under the Bodhi tree, he defeated the mara power and eradicated defilement. As soon as he attained, he said “I am Buddha at now, Buddhists will be Buddha in the future.” The statement affirmed that all human are capable of enlightenment, liberation from rebirth and become a Buddha like him.

At the beginning of the ceremony, the mass listened to the verse and bell. Next, Junior Ven. Thich Tam Hung, Abbot of Dong Cao Pagoda, declared the meaning of the Shakyamuni Buddha Attainment. Next, Venerable recited the sutra Dhamma-cakka-ppavattana (Turning - Dharma Wheel) and chanted five precepts of Buddhists.

Finally, Venerable burnt incense, prostrated the Buddha and instructed the mass walking around the Buddha's statue.

The ceremony ended with joys of the mass.

Following are the recorded photographs:

The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province
The enlightenment attaining ceremony of the Shakyamuni Buddha at Dong Da Pagoda – Thanh Hoa Province

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