Summer Retreat

The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh

Update: 03/07/2018
Beginning a new day with a meditation time at 5h30, attenders recited “gratitude” sutra then meditated in walking to join with the unpolluted atmosphere and peaceful life of a countryside pagoda in sunshine morning. Under the instruction of the monks, attenders stepped every gentle step to sense deeply their feet and pure nature, that was condition of peace and amazing life at present.
 

The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh

 

After breakfast , there was a preaching of venerable Thich Tam Thuc – a monk of Hoang Phap pagoda with  topic “love path”.  In his preaching, he portrayed a colorful and beautiful path in the youth eyes, he also advised them to be well-prepared for road as an important belonging in everyone life. Friendship was the beginning of love, so choosing a right fiend was very essential. Unless “bad friends” would effect our life and future. School love was also a big concern of many parents but it was an amazing catalyst for young people to have more energy, enthusiasm and creation in studying. On the other hand, school love had its disadvantages. There were many foolish love stories left catastrophic consequences. Parents were extremely sad and regretful, but the youth was the victims. Schooling love was also a big concern of many parents but it was an amazing catalyst for young people to have more energy, enthusiasm and creation in studying. On the other hand, schooling love had its disadvantages. There were many foolish love stories left catastrophic consequences. Parents were extremely sad and regretful, but the youth was the victims. Thus, abandoning of schooling love should be considered because there was proved that the more we banned school love, the more it would be shown and even stronger. With the simple but inspirational and close way of talking, venerable  gave the suitable advices for school love.  Instead of prohibiting them, adult should  teach them how to love to increase learning efficiency and enthusiasm in adolescence. At the same time, we should orient them to maintain and culture pure love as their age.

After the preaching was the questions and answers part,  the youth was very open in asking about love such as how to keep lover who stays apart, third person, saying goodbye to lover, identifying one’s love, choosing  heart or mind, etc, the atmosphere was very lively, joyful and solemn. After the preaching was the questions and answers part,  the youth was very open in asking about love such as how to keep lover who stays apart, third person, saying goodbye to lover, identifying one’s love, choosing  heart or mind, etc. the atmosphere was very lively, joyful and solemn. In the afternoon, attenders stayed in groups with the guidance of the monks to create chance of getting along and learning the basic principles of Buddhism such as Causality, predestined affinitive Origination, Five Precepts, life of the Buddha, etc. In addition, the members also sang the songs that was learned in the retreat time, they shared the reason to come with this summer retreat as well as the difficulties in life that were shared and given advice by the monks. Then attenders played the ‘taking water' game in a teamwork spirit to improve teamwork skills in working and playing. At night attenders presented in 'Sowing Seeds of Bodhi' program to listen to the journey becoming the monk and doing Buddha’s duty. Attenders had more understanding about the monk’s. These were many levels of emotions and difficulties on the way of working , cultivating  to liberate oneself and others. But above all, the spirit of progress and diligent effort of the monks overcome  all obstacles and the cultivating path was more and more widen.

Following are some recorded photos:
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh
The second day of summer retreat at Tay Khanh pagoda - Thai Binh

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