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Spring Program at the new Vien Thong temple

Welcoming Spring Program at the new Vien Thong temple

17355 Groeschke Rd., Houston, TX 77084


May the New Year bring good fortune and prosperity to you and yours 

 

Thursday, 01-19-2012


  • 05:00 pm Atonement.

  • 06:30 pm End of the year dinner

Friday, 01-20-2012

  • 05:00 am.  Opening Spring Festival

Saturday, 01-21-2012


  • 10:00 am - 10:00 pm.  Spring Festival

Sunday, 01-22-2012


  • 10:00 am - 10:00 pm.  Spring Festival
  • 11:00 pm - Welcoming the New Year Ceremony (afterward - lion dance and the red packets)

Monday, 01-23-2012  ::  Lunar New Year Day ::  Special event


  • 10:30 am.  Begin Mantra to Medicine Buddha - prayer for peace in the new year
  • 12:30 pm.  Vegetarian lunch
  • 05:00 pm.  Mantra to Medicine Buddha and Dharma lecture
  • 06:00 pm - 10:00 pm.  Spring Festival


Tuesday & Wednesday, 24 & 25 day of January 2012


  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.  Spring Festival

  • 01:00 pm - 10:00 pm.  Spring Festival

Thursday, 02-26-2011
  • 03:00 pm.  Close of Spring Festival

To begin the first day of the Lunar New Year, Viên Thông Pagoda will chant and offer light to the Medicine Buddha (Bhaiṣajya Buddha); to alleviate mishap, illness, and pray for a fortunate new year. Names of Buddhists will be written on tea-light candles and during each dharma prayer the candles will be lighted when chanting the name of the Medicine Buddha. The collective energy of prayers and the focus meditative practice of the large gathering will assimilate with the healing energy of the Buddhas and Bodhisatvas; touching the person praying to develop love and the wisdom to transform obstacles/sadness in order to traverse illness and suffering. We hope that Buddhists will set time aside to sow positive karma by attending.

Buddhists wishing to provide names for the light offering for peace and liberation  at this time will need to complete the form as early as possible.

The 10 days before New Year's Eve, the temple have prepared delicious vegetarian foods and rice cake for Buddhists contribution to bring home and welcome the new spring.