by the Genting Buddhist Group includes prayers, lamp-lighting, the bathing of
the Buddha ceremony and fundraising
Wesak, the most important festival in the Buddhist
calendar, took place on Wednesday, May 10—and on this day, devout Buddhists
attend their local temple to perform prayers. At Resorts World Genting, the
Genting Buddhist Group held a number of prayers and activities in conjunction
with Wesak Day.
Held at the Genting International Convention Centre
(GICC), First World Hotel from 9 to 10 May, the Wesak Day celebration will
include a two-day prayer ceremony conducted by the Venerable Fa Quan from the
Da Yuan Jiang Tang Temple in Johor. An exhibition will also be held at GICC as
part of the celebration on 9 May, and this will be followed by the presentation
of the Buddha's Relic and Dharma Discourse.
Wesak Day celebration traditionally includes the
practices of Giving, Virtue and Cultivation, and the doing of good deeds. The
act of giving usually involves bringing food to share, as well as symbolic
offerings for the temple and shrine. Virtue, on the other hand, is observed by
reaffirming one's commitment to the moral precepts of the religion, while
Cultivation usually includes chanting and meditation.
The Wesak Day celebration at Resorts World Genting
will include a series of events including prayers, meditation and chanting
sessions, and lamp-lighting. The bathing of the Buddha ceremony is a main
highlight, symbolising the elimination of the three evils—Greed, Hatred and
Visitors are also
encouraged to participate in the Buddha bathing ceremonies to be held at Chin
Swee Temple, 13th Floor Sky Terrace, from 9 to 10 May, 8am to
Besides prayers, the
Genting Buddhist Group will conduct a fundraising campaign for Sau Seng Lum
Dialysis Centre. The centre provides free dialysis care for the poor of all
races. As part of the Wesak Day celebration, the Genting Buddhist Group has
pledged to contribute to the Dhamagiri Orphanage Centre in order to help fund
their monthly expenses that amount to some RM80,000.
For more details
about the Wesak Day celebration, call Mr T.C. Lim at 012-3968 163.
more information, call +603 2718 1118 or visit www.rwgenting.com
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