Asalha Puja Day

posted 30 Jun 2017, 19:05 by Gary Low   [ updated 30 Sep 2017, 11:00 by meek freak ]

Dear Members and Devotees                                                                                    

 

Palelai Buddhist Temple will be celebrating Asalha Puja Day on Saturday, 8th July 2017, followed by the Buddhist Lent (Khao Phansa) on Sunday, 9th July 2017.

 

This day commemorates the important event where the Sangha was first formed.  The Buddha accepted his first five disciples after they listened to the Buddha expounding the First Discourse, The Wheel Of Life (Dhammacakkhapavattana Sutta) at the Deer Park in Isipatana on the full-moon day.

 

A candlelight circumambulation will be held after the evening chanting, followed by the commencement of the three-month rain retreat the next day.  During the retreat, the Sangha will stay in the monastery to practise Dhamma and meditation.  The rain retreat (Vassa) will end on Thurday, 5th October 2017.  The Event Organiser for this evening is Kanya Yeo.

 

The Resident Monks and the Board of Management invite all members, devotees and your families to join us in the following meritorious activities.

 

 

                  PROGRAMME

8th July

Saturday

06.00 pm

Evening chanting / Observing of 5 precepts/Dhamma talk

07.30 pm

Candle-light Circumambulation followed by chanting of  Dhammacakkapavattana  Sutta  and Parittas.

 

May The Triple Gem Be With All of You Always

Yours with Metta

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