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The 1st Three-Jewel Refuge Ceremony in 2021

Update: 04/04/2021
On April 04th, 2021 (Feb. 23rd, Year of Buffalo), nearly 800 people over the country returned to Hoang Phap Pagoda to attend the 1st Three Jewel Refuge Ceremony in 2021.
 

The 1st Three-Jewel Refuge Ceremony in 2021

 

Taking refuge in the Three Jewels is extremely important, marking the time a person officially becomes a Buddhist. From now, all attendees have entered the Dharma house, getting a good spiritual path for their life. Therefore, the Refuge Ceremony was held very seriously and took place all day.

After registering in the morning, participants came to the lecture halls to learn right demeanor when they come to the pagoda, such as the manner of clasping their hands, greeting, prostrating, etc,. these are very necessary and important rules, because not everyone has also enough conditions to attend and learn these rules. Next, Junior Thich Tam Thu guided and explained thoroughly the purpose, meaning and some misunderstandings of Buddhists in the issue of Three Refuge and Five Precepts.

In the afternoon, the ceremony officially took place under the witness of all Sangha at the pagoda. On behalf of the monks, Senior Ven. Thich Chan Tinh transferred the Three Refuge and Five Precepts for all attendees. Next, the Ven had some instruction and encouragement words to new Buddhists.

Appearing in this life, we are very lucky when we are human beings, and have enough conditions to hear Buddha Dharma. In particular, we have had the right belief when we returned to rely on the Three Jewels.

On the basis of belief, Buddhists need to understand clearly about taking refuge in the Three Jewels, about the Buddha and his teachings ... From there, we will recognize clearly and firmly believe in the Three Jewels. We will see that Buddhism is the path of love and wisdom; it has been accompanying the nation through thousands of years of history. Truthfully, we are very fortunate and blessed to be able to approach and practice the Dharma in order to have a correct view of the nature of life, as well as to stay away from the sinful path. Then, he mentioned freedom in choosing beliefs and religions for ourself; about the benefits of keeping the five precepts that will bring safe, peace, happiness in family and society. At the same time, he borrowed the images of four wives in the sutra to remind the mass should cultivate good karma to create a meaningful life and blessing for the future.

Along with receiving Three Refuge, keeping on Five Precepts of the Buddhists is very significant. Thanks to this, we will have the personality of a true Buddhist. Five precepts - five basic moral principles will help receivers perfect them and lead their living to a clean and noble life.

The ceremony ended in the joy of everyone. Before leaving, all Buddhists were given books, such as Handbook to Cultivate, Brief Introductions of Hoang Phap Monastery, Buddha Dharma Saving My Destiny, Three Refuge and Five Precepts, Senior Thich Chan Tinh’s advice.

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The 1st Three-Jewel Refuge Ceremony in 2021
The 1st Three-Jewel Refuge Ceremony in 2021
The 1st Three-Jewel Refuge Ceremony in 2021

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