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Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi

Update: 21/01/2021
In the evening of Jan 19th, 2021 (Dec 07th, lunar calendar), Bang Pagoda (Linh Tien pagoda) and Hoang Phap Pagoda in HCMC solemnly celebrated Floral Candle Light Ceremony for Shakyamuni’s Attainment Day (Buddhism calendar 2564 solar calendar 2021).
 

Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi

 

The ceremony was witnessed by Most Venerable Thich Tri Quang - First Vice-President of  Ashram in Vietnam cum Executive Director of Witness Committee of Vietnamese Buddhist Sangha/ VBS, Most Ven Thich Thanh Nhieu - Permanent Vice Chairman of Executive Committee of VBS, Most Abbot Ven Thich Bao Nghiem, Vice Chairman of Executive Committee cum Head of preaching Division of Central of VBS, Head of Organizers, Senior Ven. Thich Chan Tinh, Abbot of Hoang Phap Pagoda (HCMC) cum Head of Organizers, Senior Ven. Thich Chieu Tue, Member of Executive Committee cum Deputy Secretary of Preaching Division of VBS, Head of Preaching Department of VBS in Ha Noi, Senior Ven. Thich Tam Hai - Head of Information and Communication Department of the VBS in HCMC and the Monks from Hanoi and other regions.

On the government side, there were: Mr Nguyen Huu Ngoc - Commander-in-Chief of Truong Son Army Corps, Ministry of National Defense; Mr Nguyen Xuan Chinh - Secretary of Party Committee, Chairman of People's Committee of Hoang Liet ward; Mr Nguyen The Hung - Chairman of People's Council of Hoang Liet ward; Mr. Nguyen Xuan Thao - Secretary of Party Cell of Residential Area Bang A; Ms Le Minh Ngoc - Deputy Director of Vinmec International Hospital; People's Artist Lan Huong; Do Ky and thousands of Buddhists of Phap Hoa Pagoda in the Northern provinces and Buddhists from all directions attended the ceremony.

The ceremony officially opened with bell sound and verse chanting from Junior Thich Tam Hieu to pay homage to the Triratna. 

Next, Most Ven Thich Bao Nghiem shared to the mass “In the ideal of liberation, Siddhartha undergoes many methods of ascetic practice, inner transformation and open insight. He overcame the king ghost, became Buddha with the name Shakyamuni. The light of enlightenment spreads, the path of liberation opens up for those who are like a lotus who are born from mud and are not contaminated with mud. The existence of the Blessed One is both historical and symbolic. His wisdom always contains vivid, deep truths. Each of His actions, thoughts, and words are valuable and practical forever. He spent many days and nights of hardship, six years of asceticism, diligent search for the truth, daring to sacrifice his life and everything in the world to find a holy morality; understand those deeds we feel all the splendid values of the Great One." 

After the incense rite, it was the most sacred and expected moment: transmitting of candles. Most Ven Thich Tri Quang received the light of wisdom from Buddha's altar and passed it to the Sangha. This is the symbol sharing Dhamma light, helping the Dharma to be spread everywhere, everyone is absorbed with the truth.

 In the magic sparkling candle light and emotion of tens of thousands of hearts, Most Venerable Thich Tri Quang delivered a meaningful Dhamma talk to the audience. 

The Most Ven expressed his joy at the 10-year connection of the monks at Bang pagoda and Hoang Phap pagoda, because this is not only the combination of the two pagodas, but also the combination of the same sect, helping Buddha's teachings is brighter.

 Thereby, the Most Ven taught, "Flowering Lantern Ceremony means transferring the light from the Buddha's wisdom to the monks, to all people to help everyone be clear in their hearts to see the deeds should and should not do, creating a peaceful and prosperous society. 

When the mind is clear, we will understand that making society good means making our life good, helping people around us be happy is helping us to be as happy as living in pure land, which means bringing the world of bliss of Amitabha Buddha to here, at where will have a blissful world in the human realm". 

The program kept on with the session praising Buddha merit and explaining the meaning of Buddha Attainment Day by Senior Ven Thich Chan Tinh. He stated: “The fact that Bodhisattva Siddhartha's enlightenment reminds us that each of his disciples must look back at themselves, make more diligence in order to have peace in the practice life, stop and look inwardly, awake at all times, everywhere to build the nirvana scene at present life."  

Last but not least, Senior Ven. Thich Chieu Tue sent his great thanks for the attention of the Sangha and the whole participants. 

The night of the ceremony ended in the luminosity, mystery of candles radiating out love and understanding, blending in the levels of melodious music and Buddha recitation of the mass. 

After the night of the flower festival, Most Abbot Ven and the mass recited the complete set of the Lotus Sutra under the guidance of Bang pagoda’s monks with all his sincerity, devotion towards the Buddha.

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Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi
Attending the floral candle light ceremony on the Shakyamuni Buddha's Attainment Day at Bang Pagoda - Ha Noi

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