Wesak Day occasion a window into Buddhism – Metro Information – The Star On-line

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STUDENT Yeoh Phein Ling realized extra about Buddhist marriage rituals after visiting the ‘Buddha Amongst Us’ exhibition held as a part of the Penang Wesak Day Celebration 2019.

The 24-year-old mentioned the exhibition was an eye-opener for her to know concerning the procedures of a Buddhist wedding ceremony.

“For instance, the ceremony will start with a chanting session for about 15 minutes.

Guests trying out the robes worn by monks.

“Through the chanting session, the couple will supply joss sticks to Lord Buddha.

“At some weddings, the spiritual instructor will give bead bracelets to the couple as a blessing.

A customer telling her associates a couple of touching chapter within the lifetime of Buddha.

“That is the primary time I discovered about Buddhist weddings,” mentioned Yeoh, who got here to the exhibition on the Malaysian Buddhist Affiliation (MBA) in Burma Highway, Penang, with Leong Susan, 27, and Tan Eishan, 29, on Saturday.

They had been amongst hundreds of devotees who visited the exhibition that includes six cubicles that highlighted actions like Wesak Day celebrations, charity occasions, Buddhist youth actions, Buddhist weddings and occasions collectively organised with the state authorities.

Chow (second proper) and different VIPs numerous Buddhist displays at a sales space.

The general public additionally gained information on the every day requirements utilized by the Sangha (monastics) of Mahayana Buddhism on the exhibition corridor.

An exhibition on the Lifetime of Buddha and a show of Buddha statues had been additionally opened to the general public to raised perceive Buddhism.

Earlier than the celebration started, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, Penang Wesak Day Celebration 2019 organising chairperson Venerable Ji Zun and occasions government adviser Datuk Steven Ooi took half in a lighting ceremony for one of many floral floats which shall be used through the Wesak Day procession on Sunday.

A number of monks main a chanting session.

The company had been additionally entertained by a tune efficiency and welcoming dance through the opening ceremony.

In his speech, Ven Ji Zun mentioned the celebration this yr shared the identical theme as MBA’s Wesak theme ‘Collective Knowledge Brings Everflowing Blessings.’

“We need to forge a consensus amongst Buddhists to work together and for Buddhist organisations to combine.

Company and Penang Wesak day Celebration committee members watching a dragon dance efficiency.

“That is to make sure the Buddhist religion will empower lives, enrich objectives and instructions in life.

“In recent times, there was an emergence of pretend monks.

(From left) yeoh, Leong and Tan listening to a volunteer clarify the procedures of a Buddhist wedding ceremony.

“Now we have written a letter to the House Ministry with reference to the difficulty. We hope that motion could be taken in opposition to these unscrupulous folks from coming into the nation,” he mentioned.

Chow mentioned the federal government would hearken to options from all events earlier than developing with a holistic coverage and growth plan for folks of various faiths.

The well being exhibition additionally presents free well being screening.

“It’s onerous to fulfill everybody in actual life however we are able to collect data from all events so that a appropriate coverage could be produced to everybody’s advantages,” he mentioned.

Additionally current had been Senator Lim Hui Ying, MBPP mayor Datuk Yew Tung Seang, Bukit Bendera MP Wong Hon Wai, Pulau Tikus assemblyman Chris Lee, Ayer Itam assemblyman Joseph Ng, Pengkalan Kota assemblyman Daniel Gooi and Sungai Pinang assemblyman Lim Siew Khim.

Guests studying extra concerning the sugar content material in our foodstuff on the well being exhibition.

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