MERIT-MAKING CEREMONY ON VISAKHA PUJA DAY
AT SUMTER FOREST TEMPLE, SUMTER, SOUTH CAROLINA
SUNDAY, MAY 26, 2013
We invite you to take part in our merit-making ceremony, which will be held on May 26, 2013 by referring to
Visakha Puja Day.Visakha Puja Day is an important Buddhist holy day, regarded a public holiday in Thailand, which Buddhists can perform merit-makings during the day. The significant celebration is held to commemorate the Buddha's birth,enlightenment and death (Parinibbana)
The schedule of event will be as follows:
Sunday,May 26, 2013
10:00 a.m. Participants are expected to get ready in the holy hall.
10:30 a.m. Participants perform morning chant and meditation practice
11:10 a.m. Lay people offer foods to Buddhist monks. Participants eat lunch.Thai foods are served in self-service.
1:00 p.m. The abbot gives a dharma talk. Lay people give offerings to monks.
1:40 p.m. Monks give blessing. Participants perform the three- round
circumambulation to pay homage to the Triple Gem in regard to Visakha Puja Day.The ceremony is over.
Your participation is not charged. Your donation is welcome and deeply appreciated. Please make Check or Money Order payable to Sumter Forest Temple.Thank you for your continuous support to Sumter Forest Temple.