- 30 April
Chung Tian Temple
1034 Underwood Rd, Priestdale QLD 4127
Celebrate the Buddha's Birth Day Festival and connect with your spiritual side at one of our Buddhist ceremonies.
Attending a Buddhist ceremony during the Buddha's Birth Day Festival is a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the rich spiritual traditions of Buddhism.
Whether you are a long-time practitioner of Buddhism or simply curious about this ancient religion, attending a Buddhist ceremony during the Buddha's Birth Day Festival can be a transformative experience that deepens your understanding of spirituality.
The Purification Ceremony marks the commencement of the Buddha Birth Day Festival. The ceremony involves the chanting of the Great Compassion Mantra, associated with Guan Yin Bodhisattva, the Bodhisattva of compassion, as well as the purification and cleansing of the event site with blessed water.
Offering Parade & Official Festival Ceremony
The Official Festival Ceremony celebrates cultural harmony amongst all members and friends of our diverse multicultural community. The ceremony will include a grand offering procession, which is a symbolic offering made to the Buddha. The act of offering items provides the offeror with the opportunity to practice contemplative and sincere gratitude.
Light Offering Ceremony
In the Buddhist tradition, the offering of light extinguishes darkness and it symbolically represents the way in which wisdom dispels ignorance. By offering light to the Buddha, one also offers light to themselves. May the offering of light extinguish darkness and represent the wisdom that we have within ourselves in order to offer our light to benefit the world.
Multi-Faith Prayer and Light Offering Ceremony
The Multi-faith Prayer and Light Offering Ceremony will see religious leaders within the Queensland community come together to unite in prayer. This ceremony also serves as a reminder that regardless of age, gender or religion, we can all live in peace and harmony as a society.