臘八節施粥活動

LABA Rice Porridge Festival
臘 八 粥
4th Annual Laba Festival Celebration Event
The 8th day of the 12th Month on the lunar calendar is the day Gautama Buddha, founder of Buddhism, attained enlightenment. It is also considered the coldest day in winter. In Chinese culture, on this day, many Buddhist temples and families cook Laba congee/porridge (a congee made of mixed different grains, beans such as lotus seeds, peanuts, and dry fruits, typically red dates and Longan/dragon eye) as a prayer for a good harvest, health and fortune. Through loving-kindness, charity, and spiritual practicing, The Mahayana Buddhist Temple is hereby holding its 4th Annual Laba Festival Event. Everyone and anyone is welcomed, as it will be opened to the public. Come and have a taste of Chinese tradition. Chanting and blessing your loved ones. Free raffle tickets one for each will be handed out for all participants. You will have a chance to win free gift from our temple. Details as follows:

January 24th, 2018 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
City Campus Mahayana Temple at 133 Canal Street, NY, NY 10002
Original Temple at 64 Mott Street, NY, NY 10013

Mahayana Temple would like to welcome everyone to participate. Let us pray together for fortune, safety, auspiciousness, and wisdom. Charitable donations are another good way of communicating between people, making the world more harmonious and happy (an important part of the spiritual practice). “The rose is in her hand, the flavor in mine.” Amitabha!

Mahayana Temple

臘八即農曆十二月初八,民間稱『臘八節』,對於佛教界來說,是佛教創始人釋迦牟尼的成道之日,稱為『佛陀成道節』。
每逢臘八,寺院、百姓家家都煮粥,稱為『臘八粥』,以祭祀祖先和神靈,祈求富足長壽,健康吉祥。大乘寺以慈心為本,修菩薩行,連續第四年舉辦臘八『佛陀成道節』慈善祈福布施活動。在臘八節當日,由法師領眾誦經,為所有信眾祈福;期間免費贈送健康益食『臘八粥』;並將臘八粥送往老人中心,惠及耆老;派發臘八粥的同時,佛堂將為每位領取粥品的信眾和參與義工人士贈送抽獎券壹張。佛堂慈善抽獎獎品包括有:一年期藥師佛前祈福、新春一年佛前祈福、一年光明燈祈福、上院大乘寺雙人往返車票等。

大乘寺下院 133 Canal Street New York NY10002
美東佛教研究總會 64 Mott Street New York NY10013
日期:2018年1月24日 上午10:30時 – 下午2:00時

祝愿各位善信大德消災植福,平安吉祥,福慧圓滿。
如有查詢請聯絡佛堂職員
或致電陳小姐﹕212-925-8787 ext 103。