|WESAK EVE CELEBRATION :
Guru Rinpoche Puja and Empowerment and Buddha Bathing Ceremony
GURU RINPOCHE PUJA : Trinley Nyingpo(The Essence of Activity)
This is the prayer of The Guru Sadhana of Padmasambhava and his Twelve Manifestations according to Lamey Tukdrub Barchey Kunsel, (the Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller of All Obstacles), a terma root text revealed by Chokgyur Lingpa (1829-1870), who is one of the major tertons in Tibetan history.
His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche said this terma is the most unique terma buried in the land of Tibet. It is pure and perfect teaching, which effortlessly bestows, one’s wishes, the all-encompassing supreme and common siddhis, temporarily and ultimately.
9.30am – 1.00pm
|WESAK DAY CELEBRATION
1. Buddha Sakyamuni and 16 Arhats Puja
2. Buddha Bathing Ceremony
Legend records that when Prince Siddhartha was born, there were extraordinary and auspicious signs heralding his birth. It says the sky as being clear with brilliant sunshine, flowers blooming and birds singing - dragons appeared in the sky spurting two streams of purified water (one cool and one warm), that gently cascaded down to bathe him.
At his birth, seven lotus flowers sprung up beneath his feet as he walked - pointing one hand to the sky and ground he said "in the heaven above and earth below, I vow to liberate all who suffer in these three realms".
Since that time Buddhists all over the world celebrate his birthday by using fragrant water to bathe the image of Buddha.
According to “The Sutra On The Merit Of Bathing The Buddha", bathing the Buddha statue with the greatest reverence, the merits gathered bring great virtues, dignified appearance, longevity and good health in future lives, wish-fulfilling, family and relatives be in harmony, free from eight fears, uproot sufferings, reborn in male form, and swiftly attain ultimate Buddhahood.
3. Release of Lives
4. Vegetarian Lunch