Vu Lan Festival, Cherry Blossom Spring Festival and Inauguration of Quan The Am open-air courtyard at Quang Minh Pagoda on August 14, 2022.
All Buddhists and compatriots are invited at 10 am on August 14, 2022 to come to Quang Minh Pagoda to attend the Vu Lan ceremony, the Cherry Blossom Spring Festival, and at the same time inaugurate the open-air courtyard in front of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.
The weather is predicted to be cold and rainy at 12 o'clock on August 14, 2022, but luckily this morning there is no rain, more than 5,000 fellow Buddhists attended these events.
At 10 a.m., the group of monks and nuns gathered from the small main hall and passed through the open-air courtyard in front of the statue of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara and . The abbot announced the Great Festival of Vu Lan, the Spring Festival of Cherry Blossoms and the opening ceremony of an open-air courtyard of Quan The Am together with Quang Minh Pagoda in collaboration with CO-Health COVID Immunization and souvenir distribution.
Opening 2 talented MCsThu Oanh -Minh Thiet invites Venerable Thich Phuoc Tan to speak the meaning of Vu Lan Festival then the program of Vu Lan Festival, there was a flower offering to the Buddha performed by Buddhist families and the temple's welcome team, there was an opera ancient song about mother's love composed by Venerable Thich Phuoc Thai and the song The hoa hồng cài áo was performed by the choir Tuy Hong ,Nghiem Le. After wearing brooch roses for all attendees.
Dear guests and fellow Buddhists,
Deriving from the story of Venerable Muc Kien Lien with great filial piety who saved his mother from the life of a hungry ghost, Vu Lan is an annual holiday to commemorate the merits of parents (and ancestors in general) - parents. of this life and of previous lives.
Following the Buddha's word, Muc Lien's mother was liberated. Since then, Vu Lan's filial piety festival was born.
Quang Minh Pagoda organizes the Vu Lan Festival to coincide with the Spring Festival. Depending on the time when the Cherry Blossoms bloom, there is rarely a coincidence of these two festivals every year. In addition, the opening of the open-air courtyard Quan The Am Bodhisattva makes a dignified scene and wide aisles for easy traffic and develop pagoda landscapes along the riverbank in the future.
The temple's cherry blossom garden, with nearly 300 peach trees, is in full bloom, creating a joyful and joyful temple scene to welcome the Vu Lan season.
This year, flowers bloomed to welcome the Buddha's messengers after a successful summer retreat (Aussie weather).
The lucky Melbourne compatriots who come to the temple will save thousands of dollars instead of visiting Japan.
At exactly 12 o'clock, the special lion dance led the group of monks and nuns to return to the courtyard of the good Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, where government officials were waiting for the inauguration ceremony, including Mr. Daniel Molino, federal MP, State Senator r Kieu Tien Dung , Ms. Natalie Suleman MP of the Vic ,Ms. Cuc Lam ... the speech of the Venerable Thich Phuoc Tan and Mr. Daniel Molino expressed the meaning of this great festival then the Mua Xuan Sang Co Hoa Anh Dao 's dance performed. The unique cherry blossoms opened the ceremony to celebrate the open-air courtyard of Guanyin Bodhisattva, then all distinguished guests and monks nuns were invited to cut the ribbon to inaugurate in the sound of firecrackers and lion dances to warm the air and wind. cold this afternoon.
At 12:45 a.m., the ceremony of offering vegetarian food was performed and the guests had lunch imbued with religious love.
It is also worth mentioning that in addition to the 3 events on the temple, the temple also cooperates with Co Health to vaccinate and distribute gifts to fellow Buddhists.
The unique art halls with over 500 guests attending, the dining room with changed many times of 300 guests with many meals, the courtyard full of guests enjoying cherry blossom photography, a fun and joyful atmosphere until nearly 3 pm,
The Victoria Bonsi 's Association also has very nice presentation booths for fellow countrymen to enjoy.
After the Vu Lan ceremony on Dai Hung Bao Dien Hall , on behalf of the organizers, Venerable Thich Phuoc Thai thanked all the all monks, nuns and guests, pagoda associations and individuals who contributed to the ceremony and the successful events.
We all pray merritt and dedication to all sentient beings in the buddha path.
Sincerely yours,
Namo Amitabha Buddha.
Doctor Pham Phuc Nhan