Monday, 6 February 2012

It's Chap Goh Mei and summing up the CNY!

In a flash, the 15 days of Chinese New Year has come to an end. Today is the Lantern Festival which is also known as 元宵节. In Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, it is also called Chap Goh Meh.  It is a festival celebrated on the 15th day of the first month in the lunar calendar, the last day of the lunar Chinese New Year celebration. For some, tonight will be another night of get-together to celebrate and feast again.

The CNY was extra meaningful this year as there were many celebrations and events that went on...

On 立春 Li Chun, Lion and Dragon dances in Gaden Shartse Dro Phen Ling...  May the Dharma prosper in the 10 directions! Group of volunteers Lo-hei with His Holiness Dagyab Rinpoche too! So blessed and great team work with dear friends!  

In the midst of CNY celebrations, also received precious initiation and teachings of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom, bestowed by Dagyab Rinpoche.

Our little reunion dinner and lo-hei at home, and time with my beloved Grandma. May my loved ones be happy and blessed with great health and good luck this year.

So privileged to be part of the Jade Buddha Exhibition in Singapore. Although it was physically exhausting, it was fun and full of merits. Received much blessings from Khen Rinpoche Geshe Chonyi too.

This was the last glimpse of the Jade Buddha on the last day of the Exhibition. I was on stage to capture this photo. Love it so much. I witnessed both the unveiling of the Buddha during setup a day before the Opening and this, the closing on the final day after 14 days. Had a memorable time and great team spirit with old and new friends in Amitabha Buddhist Centre. 

Perhaps the below lovely video clip sums up nicely the truly blessed Jade Buddha Exhibition and CNY. The amazing Jade Buddha arrived and blessed thousands and thousands of people who came and made connection. And all these were made possible through the kindness of my guru, Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

HAPPY CHAP GOH MEI and how was your CNY?

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