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Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals

Update: 09/07/2018
Under petition of Ms. Lien Kieu and in joyful agreement of Senior Venerable Thich Chan Tinh, Abbot of Hoang Phap Monastery, Morning July 5, 2018 (May 22, year of the Dog), monks and Buddhists of Hoang Phap Monastery visited Ms. Lien Kieu’s house to set free animals and witness the Monk Offering Ceremony for the sake of Mrs. Nguyen Thi Gai (Buddhist titled Dieu Am) dead on April 12, year of the Dog at the age of 81.
 

Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals

 

In order to commemorate her parents and partly return their boundless favors, on day 49 after her death, the whole family followed dutiful Muc Kien Lien (Maudgalyayana), whole-heartedly conducted the ceremony, offered pure properties, bowed to invite the respectable monks to enchant the sutra and release the animals. These visitors wished the merits created would help Mrs. Nguyen Thi Gai together with her ancestors of nine generations to be born on the Pure Land soon. On this occasion, Venerable Thich Tam Vien warmly encouraged the family: Your relative’s death is a great grief to the whole family, so you had better love each other, help each other, go on a vegetarian diet, enchant the Buddha’s title, do good instead of evil, take refuge in the three jewels, keep 5 commandments of a Buddhist. In Bodhisattva’s Sutra, the Buddha says: fulfill one’s filial duty, save from misfortune and end affliction. One has to show gratitude to one’s parents, help the poor both physically and mentally, guide others to the three jewels and intrepidly and diligently practice Buddhism themselves.

The monks gave the family books, namely ‘Karma of slaughtering’, ‘Human life’, ‘Still in happiness’ by Senior Venerable Thich Chan Tinh, Buddha necklaces, bracelets, etc.

That afternoon, the group of monks and Buddhists visited Hoc Mon market, bought 300kg anabases priced 9,500,500 VND and transported them to a big river for release. Looking at the school of fish swimming in the vast water, wagging their tails excitedly and freely, everybody appeared incredibly happy and content.

Many thanks to the respectable monks from Hoang Phap Monastery, Buddhists living within the country and abroad, benefactors, Buddhist companions, Binh My ferry driver and sand ferry driver for their joint heart and soul which considerably led to enormous success of the trip.

The images recorded during the retreat are as follows:

Translated into English by Nguyen Minh Thuy Tien

Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals
Witness Monk Offering Ceremony in Ben Tre and set free animals

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