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2013-05 ** May Vesak Program @ ZKBC Singapore

Dear Dharma friends

 
We are pleased to announce the following program for Vesak Day Celebration on Friday, 24 May 2013 at 301 Guillemard Rd:
 
7 am - Sojong (Taking of 8 Mahayana Precepts)
8 am - Breakfast Break
9 am - Shakyamuni Buddha & 16 Arhats Prayers
11am - Lunch Break
2 pm - Aspiration Prayers to Amitabha Buddha Pureland 
          King of Prayers
          Light Offering Prayers
          Tashi Prayers
6 pm - End of program
 
You could also visit the Centre to do prostrations, shower the Buddha or make offerings. 
 
As mentioned before, participant who wish to take the 8 precepts have to hold their vows for 24 hours, take only vegetarian meals (no garlic/onions), wear plain clothes (best in white), no jewellery or makeup, avoid singing and dancing, and avoid sitting/sleeping on high, expensive seat/bed.
 
The Centre will also be offering vegetarian meals to all visitors on this day.
 
So, come and join us this Vesak to accumulate as much merits as possible to achieve great accomplishment especially in our Dharma practice. Remember all your merits will be multiplied by many folds in this auspicious month of Shakyamuni Buddha's birth, enlightenment and parinirvana. 
 
Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu.