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A Quick Trip to Singapore 2   Leave a comment


A Quick Trip to Singapore 2

Famous Buddhist Temple in Singapore.

A Quick Trip to Singapore

Wesak Celebration Day 2017   Leave a comment


Wesak Celebration Day 2017

Wishing all of you celebrating Buddhists a Happy Wesak from the Procession Chairman (the blogger) apart from being the photographer as the only role as some presume me to be. I am the Organizing Chairman of the Sub-Committee organizing the Procession around George Town with over 20 over organizations with over 10 Floats. As photography is my passionate hobby, I shall be seen with a camera with me. I am also the Vice Chairman of the Penang Wesak Main Celebrations Committee too.

SP Lim

Wesak Celebration Day 2017

Wesak Celebration Day 2017

Wesak Celebration Day 2017

Wesak Celebration Day 2017

Wesak Celebration Day 2017

Wesak Celebration Day 2017

Wesak Day is observed by devotees to celebrate Buddha’s Birthday enlightenment and achievement of Nirvana. From very early in the morning devotees flock to temples to meditate as well as participate in candle-lit processions. As a sign of benevolence, doves are set free and other charitable acts are also performed by devotees such as providing free meals. Monks usually gather to chant sacred sutras all day long.

Flowers Donation for Buddha Float Decoration:
Venue: Malaysian Buddhist Association, 182 Jalan Burma
7, 8 & 9 May (Sun, Mon & Tues): 10am-11pm
10 May (Wed): 8am-12pm

Grand Procession:
Date: 10 May 2016
Time: 6pm
Starting Point: Malaysian Buddhist Association, 182 Jalan Burma

From :  http://mypenang.gov.my/index.aspx

The Penang Wesak Vegetarian Charity Dinner 2017 ~ Part 1   Leave a comment


The Penang Wesak Vegetarian Charity Dinner 2017 ~ Part 2

The Penang Wesak Vegetarian Charity Dinner 2017 for the Senior Citizen, Mentally and Physically Handicapped and the Underprivileged was held with much happiness and joy last night (22.04.2017) at Malaysian Buddhist Association. Happy Wesak.

This Wesak Charity Dinner was successfully organized by our Vice-Chairman Penang Wesak Celebrations Committee Dato’ Seri Choot Ewe Seng and his staff. It is back to Malaysian Buddhist Association Hall again after its recent renovations and air-conditioning. The Chairman of the 2017 Penang Wesak Celebrations Committee is Dato’ Dr. Loh Hock Hun. The blogger, Lim Soo Peng, is also one of 4 Vice-Chairmans.

SP Lim

 

 

 

The Penang Wesak Vegetarian Charity Dinner 2017 for the Senior Citizen, Mentally and Physically Handicapped and the Underprivileged was held with much happiness and joy last night (22.04.2017) at Malaysian Buddhist Association. Happy Wesak.

The Penang Wesak Vegetarian Charity Dinner 2017 for the Senior Citizen, Mentally and Physically Handicapped and the Underprivileged was held with much happiness and joy last night (22.04.2017) at Malaysian Buddhist Association. Happy Wesak.

The Penang Wesak Vegetarian Charity Dinner 2017 for the Senior Citizen, Mentally and Physically Handicapped and the Underprivileged was held with much happiness and joy last night (22.04.2017) at Malaysian Buddhist Association. Happy Wesak.

The Penang Wesak Vegetarian Charity Dinner 2017 for the Senior Citizen, Mentally and Physically Handicapped and the Underprivileged was held with much happiness and joy last night (22.04.2017) at Malaysian Buddhist Association. Happy Wesak.

 

The Penang Wesak Vegetarian Charity Dinner 2017 for the Senior Citizen, Mentally and Physically Handicapped and the Underprivileged was held with much happiness and joy last night (22.04.2017) at Malaysian Buddhist Association. Happy Wesak.
Many thanks to the Procession Committee volunteers for the assistance.
Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu.

The Penang Wesak Vegetarian Charity Dinner 2017 for the Senior Citizen, Mentally and Physically Handicapped and the Underprivileged was held with much happiness and joy last night (22.04.2017) at Malaysian Buddhist Association. Happy Wesak.

The Penang Wesak Vegetarian Charity Dinner 2017 for the Senior Citizen, Mentally and Physically Handicapped and the Underprivileged was held with much happiness and joy last night (22.04.2017) at Malaysian Buddhist Association. Happy Wesak.

 

 

 

 

The Penang Wesak Vegetarian Charity Dinner 2017 for the Senior Citizen, Mentally and Physically Handicapped and the Underprivileged was held with much happiness and joy last night (22.04.2017) at Malaysian Buddhist Association.

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3   Leave a comment


Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda, IPA: [pʰàʊɴ dɔ̀ ʔú pʰəjá]), also spelt Hpaung Daw Oo or Phaung Daw Oo) is a notable Buddhist site in Myanmar (formerly Burma), located on the Inle Lake in Shan State.

Surrounding the Pagoda, and in the basement are shops selling traditional Shan and Burmese merchandise.

Images

The pagoda houses five small gilded images of Buddha, which have been covered in gold leaf to the point that their original forms cannot be seen. The gold-leaf application to such excess is relatively recent. Old photographs hanging on the monastery walls show some of the images in a more pristine form. It is reported that some gold has been removed on occasion to reduce its mass. Although the monastery is open to all for veneration, only men are permitted to place gold leaf on the images. Another part of the ritual for pilgrims is to place a small robe or thingan around the images, and to take the robe back to their houses and place it on their own altar as a token of respect for the Buddha and his teachings.

 

Inserted from Wikipedia by SP Lim

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 3

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2   Leave a comment


Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda, IPA: [pʰàʊɴ dɔ̀ ʔú pʰəjá]), also spelt Hpaung Daw Oo or Phaung Daw Oo) is a notable Buddhist site in Myanmar (formerly Burma), located on the Inle Lake in Shan State.

Surrounding the Pagoda, and in the basement are shops selling traditional Shan and Burmese merchandise.

Images

The pagoda houses five small gilded images of Buddha, which have been covered in gold leaf to the point that their original forms cannot be seen. The gold-leaf application to such excess is relatively recent. Old photographs hanging on the monastery walls show some of the images in a more pristine form. It is reported that some gold has been removed on occasion to reduce its mass. Although the monastery is open to all for veneration, only men are permitted to place gold leaf on the images. Another part of the ritual for pilgrims is to place a small robe or thingan around the images, and to take the robe back to their houses and place it on their own altar as a token of respect for the Buddha and his teachings.

Inserted by SP Lim from Wikipedia

 

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar ~ Take 2

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda of Inle Lake, Shan State, Myanmar   Leave a comment


Inserted from Wikipedia  by SP Lim

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda

Hpaung Daw U Pagoda, IPA: [pʰàʊɴ dɔ̀ ʔú pʰəjá]), also spelt Hpaung Daw Oo or Phaung Daw Oo) is a notable Buddhist site in Myanmar (formerly Burma), located on the Inle Lake in Shan State.

Surrounding the Pagoda, and in the basement are shops selling traditional Shan and Burmese merchandise.

Images

The pagoda houses five small gilded images of Buddha, which have been covered in gold leaf to the point that their original forms cannot be seen. The gold-leaf application to such excess is relatively recent. Old photographs hanging on the monastery walls show some of the images in a more pristine form. It is reported that some gold has been removed on occasion to reduce its mass. Although the monastery is open to all for veneration, only men are permitted to place gold leaf on the images. Another part of the ritual for pilgrims is to place a small robe or thingan around the images, and to take the robe back to their houses and place it on their own altar as a token of respect for the Buddha and his teachings.

Phaung Daw U Festival

Phaung Daw U Pagoda Festival karaweik barge.

The images are of differing sizes, range from about nine to eighteen inches tall. Being essentially solid gold, the images are extremely heavy. It is believed that the Buddha images were brought to Inlay Lake by King Alaungsithu.

Annual festival

Annually, during the Burmese month of Thadingyut (from September to October), an 18-day pagoda festival is held, during which four of the Buddha images are placed on a replica of a royal barge designed as a hintha birdand taken throughout Inlay Lake. One image always remains at the temple. The elaborately decorated barge is towed by several boats of leg-rowers rowing in unison, and other accompanying boats, making an impressive procession on the water. The barge is towed from village to village along the shores of the lake in clockwise fashion, and the four images reside at the main monastery in each village for the night.

The high point of the festival is on the day when the images arrive at the main town of Nyaung Shwe, where most pilgrims from the surrounding region come to pay their respects and veneration. In the past, the Saopha of Yawnghwe would personally welcome the images. The images would be taken from the barge and a grand procession would take them to the palace or haw of the Saopha, entering the prayer hall from the eastern entrance, and where it would reside for a few hours. The public was allowed inside the prayer hall of the haw to pay their respects. Then the images would be taken to the main temple in Nyaung Shwe. Since the mid-1960s, the images have bypassed the visit to the haw and taken directly to the temple. It is now usually welcomed to Nyaung Shwe by some high-ranking official in the government.

Sometime in the 1960s during a particularly windy day, when the waves were high on the lake, the barge carrying the images capsized, and the images tumbled into the lake. It was said that they could not recover one image, but that when they went back to the monastery, the missing image was miraculously sitting in its place.

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Kek Lok Si Lighting-Up Ceremony with Fireworks   2 comments


Kek Lok Si Lighting-Up Ceremony with Fireworks

Managed to photo-shoot Kek Lok Si Lighting-Up Ceremony with Fireworks tonight ( Sunday, 22nd January, 2017 ). Thanks to Marcel Tan, Michael Chuan and Max Teoh Yeam Chuan for the assistance in my climbing up and down the hill terraces. My legs were weak and slightly painful but my photographic passion took the better of me.

SP Lim

Kek Lok Si Lighting-Up Ceremony with Fireworks

Kek Lok Si Lighting-Up Ceremony with Fireworks

Kek Lok Si Lighting-Up Ceremony with Fireworks

Kek Lok Si Lighting-Up Ceremony with Fireworks

Kek Lok Si Lighting-Up Ceremony with Fireworks

Kek Lok Si Lighting-Up Ceremony with Fireworks

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