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The 77th Seven-Day Retreat.

Update: 17/08/2014
On August 17th, 2014 (Lunar July 22nd Horse Year), Hoang Phap pagoda officially started the 77th Seven-Day Cultivation Course (from 17th to 24th August, 2014) with over 2,200 Buddhists from many places.
 

The 77th Seven-Day Retreat.

 
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When attending to the cultivation, Buddhists will spend 7\r\ndays silently practicing on the schedule and the methodical training of the\r\nmonastery. Each day, Buddhists will listen to the Dharma and carry out\r\nmeditation walk reciting Buddhas, and meditation seating- the main content of\r\nthe retreat.

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 On the first day, in the morning, in the lecture\r\nhalls, the whole Buddhists were instructed by the organizers where to sit for\r\nlectures, for meals, for resting, etc., and such necessary solemnity  of\r\na Buddhist as holding hands, greeting, bowing the body for praying, worshiping\r\nrituals for offering.

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In the afternoon, at 14pm, Senior Ven. Thich Chan Tinh, the\r\nAbbot of Hoang Phap Pagoda, the head of organizer came to the hall to talk\r\nabout the disciplines of cultivation. Firstly, he praised the Buddhists’ spirit\r\narranging everything to return to the pagoda to practice. He also shared a few\r\nwords on the practice of reciting Buddha on his own experience. Most important\r\nis that if they have to focus their mind on each word of the Buddha statements\r\nclearly, and do not have delusion, distraction, their elaborate practice will\r\nachieve good results.

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 Then, the Senior Venerable informed the rules and\r\nschedule - the necessary conditions to the success of the retreat.

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 Finally, He gave the wish of their good health,\r\ndiligently practice for 7 days and received the best results.

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In the end of Dharma talk, the Buddhists started the 77th cultivation\r\ncourse.

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Following are some taken pictures: \r\n\r\n

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Translated into English  by Huynh Thi Tuyet Ngoc.

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