Wednesday, 10 th May marks the 2561st Vesak Day. It commemorates the Birth, the Enlightenment and the Final Nirvana of Sakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. It is thus the most holy event for the Buddhist community.
This year, we have a series of events, including an Eight-Precept Retreat which will help you to achieve inner peace and happiness. For details, kindly refer to ‘Vesak2017events’ andVesak2017(1).
During this significant festival, you may like remember those who are less fortunate than us. For example, you can support our needy children under the Viriya Children’s Education Fund, the Viriya Children’s Medical Fund, our dialysis patients who need an artificial kidney at an annual cost of $360 each or our elderly under the Viriya Elderly Medical Fund. At Viriya Community Services, we are committed to help all in need regardless of race or religion. With your generous donation be it $10, $100 or other amount, it will go a long way to help us continue our charitable work (donationformMay17).
Additionally, you may wish to adopt our 8-inch Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva image or the Maitreya Bodhisattva image. In both cases, the images will be permanently placed in our Monastery and your names will be recited every 1st and 15th of the lunar month. The gift of the dharma (including Buddha images) is the greatest gift of all. (Vesak2017(2))
Thank you all for your support.
Venerable Sek Meow Ee