Celebration of Buddha's Birthday & Bathing Buddha Puja
The Buddha Bathing Puja at Mahavaipulya Buddhist Association (MBA) this year will be held on May 20th.
"Buddha Bathing" is an old Dharma practice that can be done at anytime. Traditionally people prefer to hold this practice on the day of Buddha's Birth in order to immerse in the glory of the day. Not only does this intensify the merit of the puja, but it also adds the solemnness of the dharma offering to the joy of the occasion.
The Buddha Bathing Puja in MBA Institute will be conducted in accordance with the spirit of the original scriptures, so as to dedicate our most sincere respect and gratitude to our Teacher Shakyamuni Buddha, and to ensure the most benefit to our participants.
We welcome you to join us and would like to extend the invitation to your family and friends as well. Together we will journey deep into the samadhi of Buddha Bathing Puja in blessing of the compassionate radiance of Buddha's birth, to attain bliss in dharma and obtain superior merits.
1. Offering Offering will be the central core of this puja. Participants are asked to prepare their offerings with sincere intentions. In addition to the traditional offerings of flowers, food, drinks, incense, lamps and music, other forms of creative tribute such as photo images and Dharma verses similar to those exhibited by our institute in the past are also welcome.
2. Verses of praising Buddha Please put into words your delightful gain from Dharma teaching and your gratitude towards Shakyamuni Buddha. There is no limit as to writing style; please aim for celebration and sharing of joy.
3. MBA Institute will provide lunch to all participants.
4. Please register before May 14th. 5. Suggested Cost is voluntary.