Today is ”Chap Goh Mei‘, it means the 15th night of Chinese New Year in Hokkien which also marks the end of the Chinese New Year celebration. The first full moon in lunar calendar.
I am happy to share with you on the FGS Dong Zen temple Lantern and flora festival, the night scenery with beautiful, colorful lantern display.
It’s really great to see so many people bringing their family to spend time in the flora & lantern festival. A beautiful and touching moment that 3 generations get together, Parent, son/daughter plus grandson/ granddaughter. What is more important than reunion of family and also practice on filial piety.
“Mucalinda protecting Buddha lantern” Mucalinda, the serpent King protected Buddha with his hood from elements until Buddha attained enlightenment under Bodhi Tree.
Another angle, with beautiful lotus flowers.
Beautiful lantern flowers on the tree! Marvelous!
“Unwavering advancement despite life’s twist and turns lead to the attainment of Happiness and Wisdom.” by Master Hsing Yun. This year is year of Snake in Chinese Calendar.
“Happiness and Peace” Calligraphy by Master Hsing Yun.
Gratitude to all volunteers who contribute their effort in this festival, giving us the opportunity to visit with happy, joy and peace.
Let’s remind ourselves again and again…..
“Do good deeds, Say good words, Think good thoughts.”
May all beings attain happiness and peace in Chap Goh Mei.