Wesak Day 2008
On the eve of Wesak Day, 18 May 2008, Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre, Alma
again celebrated this auspicious day by dharma talk given by our Resident Master, Ven. Lama Khetup Rinpoche and procession around the Alma
residential area led by Venerable and other lamas followed by all devotees.
Lamp lighting, animal liberation, bathing of Buddha ceremony and the 16 Arahan puja were the morning events at the Centre on the day of Wesak.
This year is the most memorable day for us because with the kind effort of our Resident Master we managed to decorate a float in accordance to the Vajrayana tradition for the Wesak celebration jointly organized by the Penang Buddhist Association that held in the evening. During the float procession, our Resident Master gave blessings and chanting by the other lamas. Many devotees participated in the float procession.
Chanting led by Ven. Lama Khetup Rinpoche assisted
by the other 2 lamas during animal liberation ceremony
Blessing given before they were released
Many devotees participated in the release lives ceremony
Bathing of the Buddha Shakyamuni ceremony by a devotee
Lamp lighting event that was held in the morning of Wesak Day
performed by our Resident Master
Lamp lighting performed by our devotees
Shrine that was well set up for the 16 Arahant puja
16 Arahant Puja led by our Resident Master, assisted by other lamas
and many devotees attended this ceremony
Front view of the float
Blessings given by Ven. during the procession
Two lamas participated in the procession
together with our Resident Master