Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wesak Day Celebrations at CGC on 8th & 9th May 2009

Wesak day this year fell on Saturday, 9th May 2009. CGC held a very successful two day event for the first time at it's new premises, 37-Y, Lorong Zoo 1, Air Itam, Penang. Devotees who attended the two days event held on the eve of Wesak day and on the day itself, was fortunate to have been lead in prayer by Wesi Rinpoche and Ven Osel.
On the evening of Wesak eve, there was a bathing of the Buddha ceremony and the offering of candle lights to Shakyamuni Buddha. Wesi Rinpoche also kindly led devotees to circumambulate CGC, which was illuminated with 10,000 lights. There was a recitation of the Heart Sutra.
On Wesak Day, Wesi Rinpoche gave oral transmission of the mantras of Shakyamuni Buddha, Chenrizig (Kuan Yin) and Manjushri. Free vegetarian lunch was served. We look forward to having another memorable Wesak Day celebration next year.

Below are some photos which captured the moments of the ceremony held on the evening of Wesak eve beautifully. Once again, thanks to Bob Yeo of d’moments.

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