2018.04.14 Buddha¡¯s Day Multicultural Festival

What is the significance of bathing the Buddha? A metaphor goes- Just like how water is soft in nature, and can diffuse with anything and everything it comes into contact with- we can adopt the characteristics of water, and present religion, culture and life as an interconnected entity.

The significance of bathing the Buddha is profound. As one bathes the Buddha, the individual makes the following wishes: ¡°As I bathe the Buddha, may I be cleansed of greed, hatred and ignorance, may I maintain a pure mind, may society be purified of violence and fraud, and may all be beautified by all that is good¡±.

Those who participate in this virtuous act may develop great wisdom, be free from illnesses and enjoy unlimited potential on their practitioner¡¯s path. This year¡¯s Buddha's Birthday includes the:
Bathing the Buddha Dharma Function,
Happiness & Peace Prayer Ceremony,
Biography & Publication of the Venerable Master Hsing Yun
Baby Blessing (Pre-registration required)
Multicultural Performances including the Taipei Dun Huang Dance performance
Animation - A story of the Buddha
Buddhist Prayer Beads stall
Vegetarian Food Stall
Free Chinese and Western Health Check
Tea Meditation
Sutra Transcription

All Attendees will receive a blessed charm and will be entered in the lucky draw

For more information please phone 03-341 6276

Organiser: Buddha's Light International Association South Island NZ
Co-organiser: Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple South Island. Come and join us for this special occasion of peace and purity!

Date£º 14 April 2018 Saturday
Time£º10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Venue: FGS South Island South Island Buddhist Temple
Address: 2 Harakeke Street, Riccarton, Christchurch 8011
Phone: 03 -341 6276