PHÁP NGUYÊN BUDDHIST CONGREGATION

1838 COUNTY ROAD 129, PEARLAND, TEXAS 77581 - USA

TEL: (281) 992.2921 – Web: dharmaspring.org

 

 

ULLAMBANA FESTIVAL

In Vietnamese tradition, the fifteenth day of the seventh month in the lunar calendar is called Ancestor Day in which living descendants pay homage to their living and deceased ancestors, and the deceased are believed to visit the living. With ancestor worship, the filial piety of descendants extends to their ancestors even after their deaths. Also on this day the realms of Heaven and Hell and the realm of the living are open and Buddhists would perform rituals to transmute and absolve the sufferings of all the deceased, the hungry ghosts.

To Mahayana Buddhists, the seventh lunar month is a month of joy. This is because the fifteenth day of this month is often known as the Buddha's joyful day and the day of rejoice for monastic’s after summer retreat.

Good news: Our temple has got the building permit. We hope to realize the Buddha Hall this year. We appeal to you for support this project. Temple is a place for worship, meditation, and bringing peace and joy into the society. A Vietnamese saying: “When a temple is built, many prisons are close”.

 

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018, at 10 AM

 

                   9.45am :     Releasing the animals.

                   10.00    :     Praying for Parents, Ancestors

                   10.30    :      Rose Ceremony

                   11.15    :      Dharma Talk – Taking Refuge Ceremony

                   11.45    :      Offering to the Elderly

                   12.00    :      Offering to the Monastic’s    

                   12.30    :      Lunch – Musical Program