Lunar New Year Celebration – 2018

Invitation

Homage to the Future Buddha Maitreya, the Buddha of Happiness.

Dear Friends and Fellow Practitioners,
In commemoration and observation of our traditional Vietnamese Lunar New Year Celebration, the sangha of An Lac cordially invite you, your family and friends to join us for the New Year Celebration at An Lac Temple (see the progam below). In this event, we will share the Buddha's teachings, recite the Scriptures and pray for world peace and the happiness of all people, enjoy the New Year's Wish of Fortune, and attend the offering memorials to ancestors and departed spirits commemorated at the temple.

Sincerely,
TKN, Nguyên Thiện

An Lac Temple

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END OF THE YEAR FEAST
Sunday, February 11, 2018
(As of December 26, Year of Rooster)
10:00 am:  End-of-the-Year Dharma Talk
Repentence Six Chief Causes
11:00 am:   Offering to Ancestors
12:00 pm:  Complementary Luncheon, End of the Year Party

LUNAR NEW YEAR'S EVE
Thursday, February 15, 2018
(As of December 30, Year of Rooster)
08:00pm:  Getting Together, Entertainment
10:00 pm:  LUNAR NEW YEAR'S EVE EVENT, Start of the Medicine Buddha Assembly
11:00 pm:  New Year's Wish of Fortune

LUNAR NEW YEAR
Friday, February 16, 2018
(As of January 1, Year of Dog)
09:00 am: First Dharma Talk of the Year
10:00 am: Prayers for the good year
11:00 am:  Offerings to Ancestors
12:00 am:  Complementary Luncheon

THE FIRST FULL MOON DAY
Sunday, March 4, 2018
(As of January 18 Year of Dog)
10:00 am: Dharma Talk
11:00 am: FIRST FULL MOON EVENT (End of the Medicine Buddha Assembly)

*Note:  NEW YEAR'S FIRST 3 DAYS

  • The temple will be open for visitors, New Year pilgrimage, prayers. At noon, we make offerings to ancestors and departed ones whose spirits are worshiped. Deceased relatives should join us on this day.
  • From February 19 to March 4 , at 8 pm every night, we host the Recitation Ceremony of Medicine Buddha Sutra. If you would like to have your name and your relatives' in the prayer's list, please sent them us before New Year Day. If you'd like to attend the Recitation Ceremony, please be at our temple at 7:45 pm.