Lunar New Year Festival of Lamps & Get Together "Yu Sheng Lao Qi" Celebration
The ‘Light’ means brightness. It also denotes the light or lamp offered to the Buddhas.
In Buddhist scriptures, light is always used to signify the wisdom of the Lord Buddha. In the Great Parinirvana Sutra, it is stated that: “obscured by darkness of ignorance, sentient beings fail to realize wisdom; Buddha lit the lamp of Dharma, enlightens the Bodhisattvas to the path of Nirvana, the eternal bliss and purity”. It is said that to offer light to Buddhist stupas, Buddha images and Buddhist scriptures, one will reap immense merits. Further to this, in the Ekottara-Agama Sutra it is stated that: “When Buddha Dipankara was a Senior Bikkhu in his past life, diligently he offered light to the Treasury Buddha everyday, and he received the prophecy of becoming a Buddha”.
Therefore, come and lit a Lamp of Merits, make offerings to the Lord Buddha and chant the names of the Eighty-Eight Buddhas in the Repentance Sutra for this Lunar New Year. One will attain longevity, virtues, enhance wisdom, avoid premature or accidental death, and dispel all negative karmas created.
Pu Ji Si will be celebrating the Lunar New Year Festival of Lamps and Get-Together “Yu Sheng Lao Qi” Ceremony. All are welcome to join us on this special propitious day.
Lunar New Year Festival of Lamps & Get-together "Yu Sheng Lao Qi" Celebration
Location: Pu Ji Si BRC 2nd floor main hall
08:30am - Chanting of Medicine Buddha Sutra
10:30am - Offering of prayers and Chanting of the Eighty-Eight Buddhas Repentance Sutra
11:15am - Offering to Buddha
12:00pm - Vegetarian lunch for all
1:00pm - End of Celebration
*** All are welcome to participate or make enquiries***
|Offering Dana||Per Family (Max 10 Names)||$100 - $300|
|Offering Dana||Per Name||$10|
|Offering Lamp||Per Name||$5|
|Offering Incense||Per Name||$5|
|Offering Flower||Per Name||$5|
|Pledge, Blessing, Dispel Calamity and Thanksgiving||1 - 10 Names||$20 -$120|