Thursday, 9 May 2019

Buddha's Birthday

On Sunday 7th April, I went to the Buddha-Bathing Ceremony and Buddha’s Birthday at the Temple at North Willen Lake.
Before the bathing of the baby Buddha with sweet tea in the flower house of the Temple, the monks and nuns opened the ceremony with the Kanbutsuge which is the Bathing of the Buddha gatha or chant, below which is a translation of the Kanbutsuge.
‘We now bath all the Tathagatas, whose Pure Wisdom is adorned with innumerable virtues. They cause sentient beings of the Five Periods of Decay to be separated from their sufferings and together attain the Pure Dharma-body of the Tathagatas.’

Alex Fox

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