Fri, 14 Oct|
农历九月十九日观音诞千佛法会 Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Dharma Blessing Assembly
Time & Location
14 Oct 2022, 09:00 – 17:00
Singapore, Singapore 289613
About The Event
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Renunciation Day Dharma Blessing Assembly 2022
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva (GUANSHIYIN PUSA)
Guanshiyin Pusa or Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva* is one of the best known Bodhisattvas in Buddhism. Widely venerated by many as the embodiment of mercy and universal compassion, Guanshiyin Pusa means the Bodhisattva who hears the pleas for help from those in distress or suffering in the world. Because of her vows to save all beings and lead them to the path of enlightenment, she will always bring us across the sea of woes safely without fail.
Guanshiyin Pusa is like a benevolent mother, who treats all beings as her own without any discrimination. As such, she is the focus of worship by the Mahayana Buddhist community for her kindness and loving concern for all living beings.
There are three commemorative days for Guanshiyin Pusa that are observed by the Mahayana Buddhist community in a year. The 19th day of the 2nd lunar month is celebrated by many as the birthday; the 19thday of the 6th lunar month is widely commemorated as the Enlightenment Day; while the 19th day of the 9th lunar month is observed as the Renunciation Day. This is based on the life of Princess Miao Shan as one of Guanshiyin Pusa’s manifestations which is widely believed by the Chinese.
* A Bodhisattva is someone who is on the path of training toward enlightenment. Alternatively, it may also mean a being who deliberately postpones his full enlightenment in order to help other sentient beings and show them the path to Enlightenment.
* Sangha refers to the community of Buddhist monks and nuns.