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The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.

Update: 11/02/2021
On the evening of Feb. 8th, 2021 (lunar Dec. 27th, LC), Junior Ven. Thich Tam Hung, the Abbot of Cong Cao pagoda celebrated the 3rd gratitude ceremony to disciples who supported affairs of monks last year.
 

The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.

 

Traditionally, a learner is always grateful to his teacher. However, if the teacher does not have one to teach, he cannot be called a teacher. Therefore, learners will be grateful to their teachers, meanwhile, the teachers also shine thanks to their students. In fact, all affairs at Dong Cao pagoda took place with great achievement, there are many factors to help results, but one of the most important conditions is the cooperation of monks and devotee Buddhists; especially, the Covid19 epidemic was complicated last year.

The opening was the candle-lighting session; the candle was handed to personally by the abbot to Buddhists, the mass walked to meditate together in the main hall. Next, it is the song A one's life and a forest of trees performed by Buddhist Vu Duc Tien. After the rite introduction from MC Quynh Anh, it is the opening announcement of the Venerable Abbot, the mass listened to the song "Thank my teacher" performed by Buddhist Youth of Dong Cao pagoda.

The monk had a few words to share with the mass. He received Dong Cao pagoda with the spirit of "inheriting and spreading the dharma", following in the footsteps of his patriarch, helping people to know Buddhism. Moreover, affairs at the temple are thanks to the devotion and contribution of Buddhists. Therefore, A Gratitude Ceremony is an opportunity for Monks to express his grateful heart to Buddhists.

Accordingly, Buddhists who joined the ceremony could reveal and share their thoughts about the Abbot, the people and their wishes etc.

At the end of the ceremony, the Abbot presented the grateful gift to each person.

Some images as below:

The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.
The 3rd gratitude ceremony to the disciples at Dong Cao pagoda.

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