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New Year 2019 Dana of Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang   Leave a comment


New Year 2019 Dana of Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang

New Year 2019 Dana of Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang

Dana or Alms Giving for my late father   Leave a comment


Dana or Alms Giving for my late father, Lim Wooi Boon at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang

This Dana was conducted today, Thursday 5th October, 2017 starting at 11.00 am at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Burmah Lane, Penang.

 

From Wikipedia.

Dāna (Devanagari: दान) is a Sanskrit and Pali word that connotes the virtue of generosity, charity or giving of alms in Indian philosophies. It is alternatively transliterated as daana.

In HinduismBuddhismJainism and Sikhism, dāna is the practice of cultivating generosity. It can take the form of giving to an individual in distress or need. It can also take the form of philanthropic public projects that empower and help many.

According to historical records, dāna is an ancient practice in Indian traditions, tracing back to Vedic traditions.

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Dana or Alms Giving for my late father at Dhammikarama Buddhist Burmese Temple, Penang

Dana or Alms Giving for my late father at Dhammikarama Buddhist Burmese Temple, Penang

Dana or Alms Giving for my late father at Dhammikarama Buddhist Burmese Temple, Penang

Dana or Alms Giving for my late father at Dhammikarama Buddhist Burmese Temple, Penang

Dana or Alms Giving for my late father at Dhammikarama Buddhist Burmese Temple, Penang

Dana or Alms Giving for my late father at Dhammikarama Buddhist Burmese Temple, Penang

Dana or Alms Giving for my late father at Dhammikarama Buddhist Burmese Temple, Penang

 

Dāna as a formal religious act is directed specifically to a monastic or spiritually-developed person. In Buddhist thought, it has the effect of purifying and transforming the mind of the giver.

Generosity developed through giving leads to experience of material wealth and possibly being reborn in happy states. In the Pāli Canon‘s Dighajanu Sutta, generosity (denoted there by the Pāli word cāga, which can be synonymous with dāna) is identified as one of the four traits conditioning happiness and wealth in the next life. Conversely, lack of giving leads to unhappy states and poverty.

Dāna leads to one of the pāramitās or “perfections”, the dānapāramitā. This can be characterized by unattached and unconditional generosity, giving and letting go.[citation needed]

Buddhists believe that giving without seeking anything in return leads to greater spiritual wealth. Moreover, it reduces the acquisitive impulses that ultimately lead to continued suffering from egotism.

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Dana in memory of our late father Lim Wooi Boon   Leave a comment


Dana in memory of our late father Lim Wooi Boon at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Burmah Lane, Penang on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Dana in memory of our late father Lim Wooi Boon at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Dana in memory of our late father Lim Wooi Boon at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Dana in memory of our late father Lim Wooi Boon at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Dana in memory of our late father Lim Wooi Boon at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Dana in memory of our late father Lim Wooi Boon at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Dana in memory of our late father Lim Wooi Boon at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Dana in memory of our late father Lim Wooi Boon at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Dana in memory of our late father Lim Wooi Boon at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Dana in memory of our late father Lim Wooi Boon at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Dana in memory of our late father Lim Wooi Boon at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Dana in memory of our late father Lim Wooi Boon at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Dana in memory of our late father Lim Wooi Boon at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Dana in memory of our late father Lim Wooi Boon at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Dana in memory of our late father Lim Wooi Boon at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Dana in memory of our late father Lim Wooi Boon at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

Dana in memory of our late father Lim Wooi Boon at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple on Sunday, December 18, 2016.

 

Dana for my Grandfather – the late Lim Chong Poh   2 comments


Dana for my Grandfather – the late Lim Chong Poh

Just completed the Dana for Grandfather who passed away in 1930’s at the Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple of Penang.

Dana for my Grandfather - the late Lim Chong Poh

Dana for my Grandfather – the late Lim Chong Poh

Dana for my Grandfather - the late Lim Chong Poh

Dana for my Grandfather – the late Lim Chong Poh

Dana for my Grandfather - the late Lim Chong Poh

Dana for my Grandfather – the late Lim Chong Poh

Dana for my Grandfather - the late Lim Chong Poh

Dana for my Grandfather – the late Lim Chong Poh

Dana for my Grandfather - the late Lim Chong Poh

Dana for my Grandfather – the late Lim Chong Poh

Dana for my Grandfather - the late Lim Chong Poh

Dana for my Grandfather – the late Lim Chong Poh

Dana for my Grandfather - the late Lim Chong Poh. Photograph of my mother with the Chief Monk of the Temple.

Dana for my Grandfather – the late Lim Chong Poh.
Photograph of my mother with the Chief Monk of the Temple.

Dana for my Grandfather - the late Lim Chong Poh. Photograph with the Chief Monk of the Temple.

Dana for my Grandfather – the late Lim Chong Poh.
Photograph with the Chief Monk of the Temple.

Buddhist Cheng Beng Dana at Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, Penang   Leave a comment


Buddhist Cheng Beng Dana at Dhammakarama Burmese Temple, Penang

The Qingming Festival, also known as Tomb Sweeping Day or Ching Ming,[1][2] is a traditional Chinese festival on the first day of the fifth solar term of the traditional Chinese lunisolar calendar. This makes it the 15th day after the Spring Equinox, either 4 or 5 April in a given year. Other common translations include Chinese Memorial Day and Ancestors’ Day.
The festival is called Qīngmíng Jié in Standard (Mandarin) Chinese (清明節 / 清明节; Wade-Giles: Ch‘ing Ming Chieh), literally “Pure Brightness Festival” or “Clear and Bright Festival”. The name suggests a time for people to go outside and enjoy the greenery of springtime (踏青, tà qīng, “treading on the greenery”), but it is mostly noted for it connection with Chinese ancestral veneration and the tending of family graves. The Chinese characters are read Cing1-ming4 Zit3 in Cantonese, and Chheng-bêng-cheh or Chhiⁿ-miâ-choeh in Min.
Qingming has been regularly observed as a statutory public holiday in China. On Taiwan, the public holiday is now always observed on 5 April to honor the death of Chiang Kai-shek on that day in 1975. It became a public holiday in mainland China since 2008.
On the mainland, the holiday is associated with the consumption of qingtuan, green dumplings made of glutinous rice and barley grass. On Taiwan, the similar confection is known as caozaiguo or shuchuguo.
The holiday is often marked by people paying respects to those who died in events considered sensitive.[5] The April Fifth Movement and the Tiananmen Incident were major events in Chinese history which occurred on Qingming. When Premier Zhou Enlai died in 1976, thousands visited him during the festival to pay their respects. Many also pay respects to victims of the Tiananmen Square protests in 1989 and Zhao Ziyang.
A similar holiday is observed in the Ryukyu Islands, called Shīmī in the local language.


From Wikipedia:-

Official name Qingming Jie (清明节)
Tomb Sweeping Day (清明節)
Ching Ming Festival (清明节)
Observed by Chinese
Significance Remembering past ancestors
Observances Cleaning and sweeping of graves, ancestor worship, offering food to deceased, burning joss paper
Date 15th day from the Spring Equinox
4, 5 or 6 April of each year
2014 date 5 April
2015 date 5 April

A Vegetarian Dana for Chief Monk of Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, Penang ~ Part 3   Leave a comment


A Vegetarian Dana for Chief Monk of Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, Penang ~ Part 3

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A Vegetarian Dana was held for Chief Monk of Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, Penang ~ Part 2   Leave a comment


A vegetarian Dana was held for Chief Monk of Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, Burmah Lane on occasion of his birthday with food cooked by nuns from Kek Lok Si Temple on Friday, 10 January, 2014. Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu.

SP Lim

A Vegetarian Dana for Chief Monk of Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, Penang ~ Part 1   Leave a comment


A Vegetarian Dana was held for Chief Monk of Dhammikarama Burmese Temple, Burmah Lane, Penang on occasion of his birthday with food cooked by nuns from Kek Lok Si Temple on Friday, 10 January, 2014. The Chief Monk has always reluctant to celebrate his birthday but he cannot refuse such a kind gesture from another Buddhist Temple. He, however, politely refuse to cut any birthday cakes as to him such practice of celebrating birthday is not correct in Buddhist practice. Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu.

SP Lim

Dana or Alms Giving at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang – Part 3   Leave a comment


This series of photos I took of the Dana or Alms Giving at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang on 11, February, 2013.

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Dana or Alms Giving at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang – Part 2   Leave a comment


This series of photos I took of the Dana or Alms Giving at Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple, Penang on 11, February, 2013.

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