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Visakha Puja 2015

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          ON VISAKHA PUJA DAY 2015  –  SUNDAY, MAY 17,th  2015

At Wat Nawamintararachutis (NMR Meditation Center)

Place :  382  South Street East, Raynham, MA 02767-5130

Phone : 508-823-1800, 508-823-5069, Fax : 508-823-1775

Web site : www.watnawamin.org E-mail. Watnawamin2545@yahoo.com

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Visakha Puja is one of the most important days in Buddhism because of three  important events that it commemorates, i.e., the birth, the Enlightenment, and the passing away of the Buddha. These three incidents miraculously fall on the same month and date. Each year throughout the world on the Visakha full moon, Buddhist monks and lay people gather together to worship in a very special way and to recollect the wisdom, purity, and compassion of the Buddha

 

PROGRAM

 

09:00                    Homage to the Lord Buddha (Somdetphranawamintarasasda)

All guests are welcome to pay homage to Somdetphranawamintarasasda and  Congregation  prepares “donation trees” (Papah) for presentation as

contributions to the fund for  building a new temple.

10:30          Homage to the Triple Gem

President of ceremonies lights candles and joss sticks in honor of the Buddha,the Dharma, and the Sangha, and leads the congregation in requesting the Five Precepts from the Sangha.

Head monk gives and  congregation receives the Five  Precepts.

President asks the  Sangha for blessings. The Sangha blesses the congregation.

 

 10:50         Offering of alms (tahk batr) to the monks

 11:30         Offering of lunch to monks Congregation also partakes of lunch.

 12:30         Sermon on the Dhamma

                    Dhammadesana(Dhamma Talk presented in Thai by a monk) Meditation  share and aspiration offering ceremony of flowers, candle and incense

President thanks the congregation for their participation.

 

 13:30         Offering Ceremony of flowers, candles and incense in connection   with  Visakha Puja Day Pamsukula (dedication of merit to the ancestors)  

 13:45         Homage and conclusion of ceremonies

                    Head monk blesses the congregation. The other monks join in  extending  The  blessings. The congregation receives the blessings.

14:00      Visakha Puja Day Ceremony

Congregation assembles for a group photograph.

 

 

All members and Friends are invited

Free Admission

Please Practice the Dhamma in a temple :pay respect to monks, chant, listen to homilies, circumambulate, and meditate.

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