Sunday, April 4, 2010

Qing Ming

It's the Qing Ming season again and this year I am back in Penang (I am not in my KKB camp anymore) so I am able to accompany my mom to Than Shiang Temple to offer some prayers to my late father and our ancestors.

The service was very long. It last for the whole day but it was devided into three session. My mom knows my style, since I don't know how to chant in Mandarin and I don't really understand Mandarin, so, we only stayed for the first session which was around 2 hours long.

By the time we arrived, the service had already began so we had to move to the upper floor.

The monks and nuns lead the prayer.

A grand lunch for the departed Ones

May the Buddha and Bohdisattas Blessed and Guide the spirits of the departed ones to a blissfull place.

Kuan Yin (Bodhisattva of Compassion)

Earth Store Bodhisattva (Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva) According to the Mahayana school, He is the Bodhisattva that help to transform the Hell beings from evil too good, so that they can go to a better place or Pure Land.