Magha Puja (4 Mar 2015, Wed)

posted 24 Feb 2015, 22:53 by Wat Palelai   [ updated 23 Mar 2015, 21:10 by Gary Low ]

MAGHA PUJA, also known as Sangha day is a Buddhist celebration commemorating the spontaneous assembly of 1,250 arahants in the Lord Buddha’s presence. One thousand of the gathered monks had previously achieved Awakening upon hearing the Lord Buddha’s delivery of the Fire Sermon; the remaining 250 were followers of the elder monks, Venerable Moggallana and Venerable Sariputta.

 To mark this auspicious gathering, Lord Buddha delivered the Ovada - Patimokkha, or Patimokkha Exhortation, a summary of the main points of the Dhamma, which Lord Buddha gave to the assembly before sending them out to proclaim the doctrine.

The Resident Monks and the Board of Management invite you and your family to join us in celebrating this meritorious event.

PROGRAMME

4th March  2015  (Wednesday)


6.00 pm                     Evening chanting.

7.00 pm                     Dhamma Talk by a member of the Sangha.

7.30 pm                     Candle light circumbulation led by Resident Monks.

                                  Lighting of candles and incense-stick by Event Organizer.

                                  Veneration of the Triple Gems  followed by requesting for 3  refuges and 5 precept

                                  Requesting for blessing (Parittas chanting).

                                  Treasurer to present Tokens of appreciation.

                                  Sharing of merits.

9.00pm                      End of ceremony

 

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