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The Rite Wishing Longevity for the Elderly in Yen Phap ashram

Update: 10/03/2021
In the first days of the year, besides activities such as spring travel, praying for peace, the celebration of longevity is an indispensable activity of Dong Cao Pagoda in recent years. During the One Day retreat on March 7th, 2021, Dong Cao Pagoda held a retreat for Buddhists and attended a longevity wishing rite for the elderly in Yen Phap ashram.
 

The Rite Wishing Longevity for the Elderly in Yen Phap ashram

 

This rite is to show the filial piety of children, grandchildren also is a long and fine ethic of the Vietnamese people. That tradition from ancient times has been kept and passed down from many generations until today and forever.

The beginning is meditation time. After that the mass had the repentant rite of six senses and chanted Five Precepts as well as released creatures under instruction of the Ven Abbot.

Exactly 9:30, MC Minh Anh respectfully invited monks to witness for the ceremony of wishing longevity in the New Year.

After announcing the meaning of the celebration, it is the part offering incense to the Three Jewels and reciting the Sigalovada sutta to transmit the energy of peace and strength to the mass. Following that, the song I Debt Mother was performed by Buddhist Youth in Dong Cao pagoda.

On behalf of participants, Buddhist Mai Thi Nga gave her speech to express her gratitude to the parents, then gave gifts to the elderly. The end of the program is the words of the delegates. The Abbot wishes the elderly, try to always be the fulcrum for their children and grandchildren. He  praised the dharma protecting spirit of the Buddhists who knew how to spread the Dharma and create peaceful energies to everyone. Thereby, he sent a message to the participants to try to fulfill their duties in the family, in society and the Dharma so that everyone can be happy. To gain these things, we should try to return to the temple and practice in order to transform our body and mind.

The celebration of wishing longevity has finished with the impressive of Buddhist teachings and cultural beauty of the Vietnamese nation.

In the afternoon, the practitioners started the meditation session, recited the Sigalovada sutta as well as chanted the Buddha’s name under the guidance of the Abbot. At the end of the retreat, it’s the moments for all participants to sit down and share their cultivation experiences together.

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The Rite Wishing Longevity for the Elderly in Yen Phap ashram
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The Rite Wishing Longevity for the Elderly in Yen Phap ashram
The Rite Wishing Longevity for the Elderly in Yen Phap ashram
The Rite Wishing Longevity for the Elderly in Yen Phap ashram
The Rite Wishing Longevity for the Elderly in Yen Phap ashram
The Rite Wishing Longevity for the Elderly in Yen Phap ashram
The Rite Wishing Longevity for the Elderly in Yen Phap ashram
The Rite Wishing Longevity for the Elderly in Yen Phap ashram
The Rite Wishing Longevity for the Elderly in Yen Phap ashram
The Rite Wishing Longevity for the Elderly in Yen Phap ashram
The Rite Wishing Longevity for the Elderly in Yen Phap ashram
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The Rite Wishing Longevity for the Elderly in Yen Phap ashram
The Rite Wishing Longevity for the Elderly in Yen Phap ashram
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The Rite Wishing Longevity for the Elderly in Yen Phap ashram
The Rite Wishing Longevity for the Elderly in Yen Phap ashram
The Rite Wishing Longevity for the Elderly in Yen Phap ashram

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