Wesak Day falls on 3rd May (Sunday) this year. However, it will be celebrated on 1st May (Friday) instead so that resident master, Lama Sangye, can be with devotees on this joyful and auspicious day.
Wesak Day coincides with the three important events in Lord Buddha’s life: Birth, Nirvana and Parinirvana. It is believed that good deeds and prayers are multiplied a thousand fold when done on this special day.
The following are activities planned for devotees and well-wishers at Thrangu Dharma Retreat Centre in Tambun, Ipoh, on 1st May, 2015.
1) 9am:- Release Lives
2) 10am:- Four-Arm Chenrezig Puja
3) 11am:- “Bathing Buddha” ceremony (open until 4 pm)
4) 11.30am:- Lamp Offering Marme Monlam
Do take note that although the programme ends by noon, the time for Bathing of Lord Buddha will be extended to 4pm. The significance of this ritual is the purification of one’s body, speech & mind.
This is the proper way of bathing the Lord Buddha statue:-
– Kneel on a cushion
– Fill ladle & pour water over small Buddha Statue 3 times
– 1st wash :- “May I eliminate all negative thoughts”
– 2nd wash :- “May I cultivate good deeds”
– 3rd wash :- “ May I help save all living beings”
For further information, contact the phone numbers listed below.
Thrangu Dharma Retreat Centre
Add: 7.5 miles, Jalan Tambun, Tanjung Rambutan, 31400 Ipoh, Perak.
GPS Coordinates: N 04° 38.642′ E101° 09.364′
Tel: 012-5903525 (Tan Peng Seng) / 012-4207379 (Mr. Cheong) / 012-5129995 (Mr. Tham) / 012-4352648 (Mdm. Lee) / 017-575 0755 (Mdm. Tan) / 012-5926231 (Mr. Seow)
*for non-Muslims only
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