Ullumbana Invitation Letter 2019


Namo Great Filial MahaMaudgalyayana Bodhisattva

Dear Friends and Sangha,

Every year when the autumn comes in the air in the month of August, it is time for Vietnamese people to celebrate Ullumbana and express gratitude and appreciation we have for our parents and ancestors. We take this time to share our deepest appreciation for the mothers that went through the rigor of child bearing, and the suffering of child labor.  There is the lifelong hardship of raising these children and continues to be an ongoing circumstance. On this very special day, it is a reminder for everyone to respect their parents and to be a filial child. The children should learn to respect, love, and take good care of their parents while they are still living.

With the deepest of gratitude towards our parents, the Sangha at An Lac Temple are devoted to celebrate Ullumbana Day on:

Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 9:00am

We would like to invite you to join us for the Dharma lecture, recitation of Buddha’s teaching, and dedicate our prayers to those ancestors that are deceased. Praying for our parents who are still with us to be blessed with a life of good health and longevity. Together, we will pray for peace around the world and to all human beings.


Ven. Master Nguyên Thiện


The Schedule of the Ullumbana Celebration

Sunday, July 28, 2019

  • 10:00AM:  Dharma lecture
  • 11:00AM:  Opening of the Recitation of Shurangama Mantra Chant

July 29 – August 23, 2019

  • 08:00PM:  Recitation of Shurangama (each day)
    (On Sunday starts at 10:00AM)

Saturday, August 24, 2019

  • 10:00AM : Recitation of Shurangama
  • 11:00AM : Pray for the Deceased
  • 03:00PM : The Three Jewels Refuge Ceremony

Sunday, August 25, 2019

  • 09:00AM : Gathering
  • 10:00AM : Ullumbana Ceremony (Special event)
  • 12:00PM : Monastic Offering Ceremony
  • 12:30PM : Complimentary Lunch
  • 02:30PM : Offering Ceremony to the Hungry Ghost
  • 04:00PM : Adjourn