May 12, 2019 1:30pm
時間日期：2019年 5月12日星期日 1:30pm
本寺地點：40 Pritchard Ave, Toronto, ON M6N 1T3
加拿大果硕大慈普利寺邀请你参加浴佛節慶典暨母親節. 庆祝佛誕浴佛節，5月12日法會良辰一永日，設有供燈功德感恩佛陀的教育提昇我們法身慧命，感恩母親給予我們色身生命. 法會時間下午一点半開始，望各位同學帶上親朋好友，沐浴佛光，開啓智慧的人生，趣向幸福快樂健康自在解脫！我們期待你的光臨參與。
五月十二星期日：浴佛節慶典 + 母親節 下午一点半開始
五月十四日星期二 : 晚上七点半上師荟供, 请同學們與參加荟供的同修大家携带一些可食用的供品，以便一起荟供.
Sunday, May 12 : Buddha Birthday Celebration + Mother day Start at 13:30
Tuesday, May 14 : Guru Puja starting at 19:30. Please bring a small offering.
Classes or prayer sessions start at 13:30. English and Vietnamese interpreter are available on Saturday.
Kunphen Buddhist Centre is pleased to invite you for the Bathing the Buddha ceremony and Mother’s day on Sunday May 12, 2019, 13:30 at 40 Pritchard Ave, Toronto (Jane and St. Clair Ave W).
Bathing the Buddha Ceremony
The celebration of Bathing the Buddha is to commemorate Shakyamuni Buddha’s birth on the Fourth Month and Eighth Day in Lunar Calendar according to both Chinese and Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Buddha Shakyamuni is born in Northern India as the son of King Suddhodana. It is said when Buddha was born, nine dragons spouted water on the baby Buddha. Since that time Buddhists all over the world celebrate his birthday by using fragrant water to bathe the statue of the Buddha. The ultimate goal to “Bathing the Buddha” is to “Bathe one’s own Buddha Nature”. At the time when Buddha reached the state of enlightenment, the Buddha said: “How wonderful! All the countless sentient beings possess this innate pure Buddha Nature; however their mind is obscured due to grasping and afflictive emotions”. Buddha tries to teach us that we all have innate Buddha nature and we all have the potential to reach enlightenment. Thus, people perform this Bathing the Buddha Ceremony to cleanse our obscuration, confess our negativities, and return to our pure innate Buddha Nature.
On this day, Buddhist organizations from all over the world celebrate Buddha’s birthday with various rituals and ceremonies, pray for Buddha’s blessing for the community, beseech dharma teachers remain in this world and turn the dharma wheel, remind us of the Buddhist teachings that Buddha taught.
Objective of Bathing the Buddha
While there are different style of celebrations from different culture in the world, the main objective of the ceremony is to commemorate the Buddha’s life in this world that including birth, seeking for enlightenment, reached enlightenment, and passing into nirvana. In addition, with the merit accumulated from Bathing the Buddha, our attachment, afflictive emotions, and negativities can be cleansed, and our loving compassion towards the society and all sentient beings will be increased.
His Eminence Jangtse Choje Gosok Rinpoche is ex-abbot of Gyumed and Sera Mey Monastery in South India. In the past life he is the emanation of a whole series of distinguished spiritual masters. As such, and especially due to his exceptional ability to express loving-kindness and compassion as well as to impart wisdom, he is said to be very precious and rare for sentient beings. Rinpoche founded Kunphen Buddhist Center in 2011, and kindly arrived in Toronto for the opening ceremony of Kunphen Buddhist Center’s new site.
We welcome all students join this wonderful Bathing the Buddha ceremony to cleanse our obstacles and increase our wisdom. As well, volunteering and Sponsorship opportunities are available for the success of this precious dharma event and our own endeavor in the path of liberation.
All are welcome.