THE NIRVANA SUTRA STATES: “SEEING THE BUDDHA RELICS IS AS IF SEEING THE BUDDHA HIMSELF.”
On 10th August 2017, BW Monastery was gifted by Abbot Elder W Dhammarathana of Mihintale Rajamaha Viharaya, the precious relic of Buddha’s collarbone. The relic was personally escorted by the Sri Lanka Sangharaja into the premises of BW Monastery. The relic will only be opened for public viewing once a year during our Vesak Day Puja. Don’t miss this precious opportunity to pay homage to the relic of Buddha!
Origin of Buddha Collarbone Relics:
2,300 years ago, King Ashoka’s son Arhat Mahinda of India personally escorted Sakyamuni Buddha’s collarbone relics to Sri Lanka, for it to be offered within Thuparama Monastery. On 10th August 2017, Abbot Elder of Mihintale Raja Maha Vihara gifted the precious Relics to BW Monastery. The Relics were then escorted personally by Sri Lanka Sangharaja to BW Monastery.
• Paying homage and making offerings to Buddha towers
• Flower offerings to Buddha
• Building offerings tower
• Gold pasting on Buddha’s body
• Buddha banner offerings
• Offerings to Treasure King
• Light offerings
• 80 food stalls charity bazaar
• 30 vegetarian food from different countries
• on-site food demonstrations
Date: 19th & 20th May (Saturday & Sunday)
Time: 9.00am to 5:00pm
Venue: 1 Venture Ave, Singapore 608521.
(5 min walk from Jurong East MRT, Big Box Level 3 Event Hall )(how to get here?)
The Auspicious Vesak 2018 event is a fund raising event co-organised by BW Monastery, T.H.E. Buddhist Nunnery and Blossom Seeds. All net proceeds raised are shared by three parties and will go into their General Fund to be used for the daily operation of the three societies.