3045 Buddha Birthday Ceremony and International Food Feast
Three thousand years ago, the Buddha was born to this world with the mission to help all sentient beings. When the Buddha was born, he revealed the eight stages to achieve supreme enlightenment, and used the water of Dharma to benefit the sentient beings, relieving them from afflictions and helping them to return to their original nature. According to the Sutra, “bathing the image of the Buddha is as if Buddha is still alive in the world, and it will bring immeasurable blessing to sentient beings.”
On the 3045th Birthday of Sakyamuni Buddha, Chung Tai Zen Center of Houston will hold the Buddha’s Birthday Bathing Ceremony and International Food Feast from 9:30am to 3:30pm on Sunday, May 13th. On the day of the ceremony, we will make offerings and bath the baby Buddha. Through this ceremony, we can dedicate the merits to world peace and prosperity, and hope that all sentient beings can increase their wisdom and blessings.
三千多年前，佛陀為長養眾生法身慧命，降生世間，示現八相成道，以 法水普濟群生，令一切眾生遠離塵垢熱惱，回復清淨本然。經云：「浴佛 形象，如佛在世，得福無量，不可稱數」。
欣逢3045年本師釋迦牟尼佛聖誕，千祥雲集，百福駢臻，中台禪寺普德 精舍謹訂於五月十三日（週日）上午九點半至下午三點半，舉行「佛誕浴佛 祈福法會」與 國際素食展。法會中將有佛前大供、主法法師開示及浴佛等活動，以此功 德回向世界和平，國泰民安﹔法界眾生，福慧俱增。