Thursday, 10 May 2012

My Vesak 2012 in pictures

I had a gorgeous and meaningful Vesak this year; helping out in Amitabha Buddhist Centre's 3-day celebrations, as well as joining in the celebrations over at Gaden Shartse Dro-Phen Ling in the evening of Vesak. And on top of all these, I also had to work during the weekend.

I am so happy to have met some new friends who are my blog readers and who came to say hi to me, as well as other friends. So here's a big thank you to Mel, SK, Anne & hubby, Jean, Thomas, Ivan, Tetty, among others.
 
Here's a round up of my Vesak this year, in pictures.

Organised by Amitabha Buddhist Centre, beautiful tentage set up at the field next to Aljunied MRT, with beautiful 1000 offerings.
Offerings of light, flowers, rice, and donations
Resplendant 21 Taras
The giant smiling Maitreya Buddha, the Future Buddha, says 'welcome'
Khenrinpoche Geshe Chonyi and the monks of Kopan Monastery
Bathing Prince Siddhartha
Little kindergarten kids came to visit as well as to perform
Abbot of Kopan Monastery, Khenrinpoche Geshe Chonyi, giving blessings to the public
New addition this year, the magnificent White Dzambhala, the Buddha of Wealth who is riding on a dragon, which coincides with the year of the Dragon
Khenrinpoche & Sangha blessing the holy statues and objects
The Tashi Delek shop was packed !
Khenrinpoche sharing a relaxed moment with volunteers, going around giving sweets to each volunteer, catch and 'hope'!
The precious consecrated White Dzambhala wealth vases which were a hit
Another new item this year, a chant device featuring Lama Zopa Rinpoche chanting 6 mantras and Namgyalma mantra card/amulets
BIG Thank You to all the volunteers and their hard work for 3 days!
My favourite little chubby and adorable boy who was also a volunteer!
Guess what? Venerable Thubten Chodron is also in town and I managed to receive her blessings. Ven. Chodron was the resident teacher in Amitabha Buddhist Centre some 20 years ago
On the evening of Vesak, grand celebrations over at Gaden Shartse Dro-Phen Ling. Geshe-la & Sangha offering bath to Prince Siddhartha
Sangha of Gaden Shartse Monastery and devotees offered lights before circumabulating the temple.
Beautiful light offerings
Beautiful bouquets of flower and light offerings
Devotee bathing Prince Siddhartha












The very cute and good looking Prince Siddhartha
Receiving blessings from Geshe-la after the Shakyamuni & 16 Arhats puja
Mountains of offerings to Lord Shakyamuni Buddha
Thank you to Mrs Goh who joined us for the celebrations
Volunteers of Gaden Shartse Dro Phen Ling!

Below is a video clip from Gaden Shartse Dro-Phen Ling of our cosy evening on Vesak. I hope all Buddhists had a memorable Vesak 2012. May the supreme bodhicitta that has not arisen arise and grow, and may that which has arisen not diminish, but increase more and more.

2 comments:

  1. hi, do you have any idea whether the chant device featuring Lama Zopa Rinpoche chanting 6 mantras and the Namgyalma mantra card/amulets are usually available at ABC retail shop?

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