14 July 2022 – 10 October 2022
Vassa “结夏安居” Rain Retreat
Vassa is a Pāḷi word. In English, Vassa is often glossed as Rains Retreat, the three-month rainy season retreat for the Buddhist.
According to the TheraVāda tradition, the Vassa originated with the Buddha himself. Gautama Buddha ordered his disciples to stop travel for a three months period during the rainy season, in order to avoid damage to plants and insects growing in the rainy season.
Vassa begins on the full moon of the seventh month, it ends on the full moon of the tenth month. For the duration of Vassa, Sangha Members remain inside monasteries and temple grounds. The monks dedicate the Vassa to intensive meditation. Some Buddhist lay people choose to observe Vassa by adopting more ascetic practices, such as abstain from taking food after the noon, alcohol, or smoking.
This year, Maha Karuna Buddhist Society is blessed to invite 3 Sangha Members, Venerable B. Siriwimala, Venerable Phonesai and Venerable San to stay at Maha Karuna Buddhist Society during this vassa period.
Three venerable Sangha Members accepted the invitation to observe Vassa at Maha Karuna Buddhist Centre during the three months period (14.7.2022 – 10.10.2022). 三位尊者欣然接受邀请于宏慈佛教会进行雨安居。
We are organising a series of dhamma-related activities during this auspicious period. We welcome everyone to join us on the path.
𝗕𝘂𝗱𝗱𝗵𝗮 𝗦ā𝘀𝗮𝗻𝗮ṃ 𝗖𝗶𝗿𝗮ṃ 𝗧𝗶ṭṭ𝗵𝗮𝘁𝘂.
𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗕𝘂𝗱𝗱𝗵𝗮’𝘀 𝗗𝗶𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗻𝘀𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗻𝗴𝗲𝗱.
“𝗦𝗮𝗯𝗯𝗲 𝗦𝗮𝘁𝘁ā 𝗕𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘂 𝗦𝘂𝗸𝗵𝗶𝘁𝗮𝘁𝘁ā.”