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The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda

Update: 07/05/2020
The Buddha's birthday was an important and significant event for all Buddhist disciples. This year, the Buddha's Birthday in the period of the world is facing the pandemic of Covid - 19. According to Circular of the Central Director Council of the Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha requested to organize the Vesak Ceremony only the inner of pagoda without a crowded festival. Therefore, Hoang Phap pagoda celebrated the Vesak Ceremony 2020, Buddhist Calendar 2564 only the inner of pagoda in the morning of May 7th, 2020 (lunar April 15th, Year of Rat).
 

The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda

 

At 9 am, three series of drum and the bell was sounded for greeting the monks to enter the stage for starting the rite of incense offering to the Buddha.

After having stated the reason and introduced the ceremony program, the mass listened to the bell and verse chanting from Junior Ven. Thich Tam Quy. Continuing the program in the limitless respectful, the participants spent one minute for recalling the Buddha Shakyamuni ’s grace.

Then, Junior Ven. Thich Tam Dong had a speech on the Vesak and Junior Ven. Thich Tam Luan addressed its meaning.

In the general joy of people, Senior Ven. Thich Chan Tinh had a dharma talk to the mass. He stated two special things due to the pandemic, therefore, the Buddha's Birthday ceremony will not be organized in a crowded manner but only internally; However, this incident has brought unprecedented things to Hoang Phap pagoda is the full, cozy participation of monks and Buddhists at inner of pagoda in complete joy. The Senior Ven. said the disaster or epidemic is the consequence of greed, hatred and ignorance; Therefore, if each person reduces these faults can repel suffering and attain benefits and peace for us and others.

After that, the attendees sang together the song "Co Ro Na, let go far"

The lyrics are like a prayer for the epidemic to end soon, helping people stay calm and live in peace.

At last, monks and Buddhists performed the ritual of offering incense, celebrating the Buddha Birthday and releasing balloons - a symbol of peace and freedom.

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The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda
The Vesak Great Ceremony in 2020 at Hoang Phap Pagoda

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