Wesak Day to commemorate Buddha
Press statement by Malaysia Dhamma Society
Wesak Day commemorates three main events – Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and Nibbāna. Each year, devotes would be putting their palms together to celebrate Wesak Day. The Malaysia Dhamma Society would be organising series of activities in conjunction with Wesak Day.
Devotees are welcome to join activities held in conjunction with Wesak Day at Tusita Hermitage, Batu Kawa, Matang, Kuching.
2pm – 4pm Blood donation driver
6.30pm to 9pm – guided meditation, chanting and lighting of candles, bilingual Dhamma talk “Unsurpassed Gem”.
8.30am to 1.30pm – chanting and lighting of candles, Dhamma talk, bathing of Buddha, lunch dāna, releasing of lives and others. A bilingual Dhamma talk on “Power of Faith”. Prior to lunch devotees would be distributed rice to serve monks.
The public is welcome to join various activities organised for the day.
Tusita Hermitage under the Malaysia Dhamma society is located at Sin San Tu A Road, Batu Kawa Matang Road, Kuching. It is an external venue meant for monks and devotees. Tusita Hermitage comprises meditation halls, an activity centre, organic farm, herbal garden and a training centre for senior citizens.
Meditation, Dhamma talk, question and answer session is held at 6.30pm every Saturday for the public.
On every Sunday, monks would be taking turn to visit wet markets at Kenyalang, Stutong, 3rd mile, 7th mile and 10th mile for piṇḍapāta (collecting alms food). Dhamma talk, prayers to Buddha and other activities are held from 9.20am to noon. English tuition classes for primary and secondary school students are held on Sunday, including Buddhism classes for teenagers and children.
The Malaysia Dhamma Society decided to establish Tusita Foundation on 23 Nov 2014. Tusita Foundation is to setup handicapped centre, senior citizens zone, care and treatment zone, children and young people zone. For more details please call 011-31863282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook account is Tusita Foundation.