新加坡毗卢寺观音诞举行精进观音七
授持八关斋戒禁语

        
         信众每晚聆听佛法讲座                 信众專心听讲            恭请新加坡佛教总会会长主持

              
              七日八关斋戒 正授                 得戒和尚续振大法师         恭请明学大法师宣讲八大人觉经

              本寺为纪念农历六月份观音圣诞,特举办精进观音七,弘扬观音菩萨济世法门。715日清晨礼请本山监院续振大法师传授八关斋戒,念佛早课结束前举行受戒仪式并过堂。当晚,恭请新加坡佛教总会会长广品大和尚主持佛法讲座。大和尚以精进念佛方法深入浅出向当晚凡百位信众开示,谈及当今社会需要得到佛法净化心灵。所以授持八关斋戒,约束自己的行为,加上念佛法门,修清净心,人心向上,品格升华,就能够建立净化心灵的作用。

              精进念佛期间,每天八支香包括早晚课,接下来五天,每晚上礼请明学大法师主持佛经讲座。明学大法师谦虚主题订为“学习八大人觉经‘。通过认识佛法哲理,体悟世间无常,四大假合,五阴非有。法师每晚上以流利敏锐的口才,浅易化明白的解释,每天受到不少信徒的赞叹。

              常住法师用功带领四众,修持观音法门,每天中午佛前大供,信众供斋,全体四众参加精进佛七,过堂用斋,有些戒子甚至连晚上准备的流质饮料也不喝,用功精进持戒,使这次受戒精进佛七殊胜庄严。

Seven-Day Retreat on Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva Festival
Uposatha Silo the Eight Precepts Observance & noble silence

            Beeh Low See Temple organised the seven days retreat on the lunar sixth month to commemorate the birth of Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva (Guan Yin) and promoting the great compassion of Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva. On 15th July 2017 morning, the temple superintendent Venerable Xu Zhen was invited as the Upadhyacaryah preceptor monk to hold the ceremony of the Eight Precepts Observation after the morning session chanting and thereafter taking formal breakfast.  In the evening, the temple invited the President of Singapore Buddhist Federation Most Venerable Guang Phing to give Dharma talk on how to practice diligent in chanting.  Practice has always been the most important homework for a lay Buddhist. In
today's society Buddhism is needed to purify and cultivate our mind. When one's mind is distracted, cluttered and unstable, treatment of the mind can only be done via a system and this system, includes constraints of one's own behaviour, observance of the eight precepts and diligent in chanting, to cultivate our own character, sublimation of our mind and can be able to establish the role of purifying and elevating our spiritual world.

            During the retreat, there are eight incense practice everyday, including morning and evening chanting service.  For the next five days, we have invited Venerable Ming Xue to hold the Dharma talk on " Eight Realizations of the Great Beings". ." Through the understanding of Buddhism philosophy, realized the world is impermanence, nations are fragile, and the four elements are empty, depending only on causes and conditions.  Venerable Ming Xue with his fluent eloquence and easy explanation had won a lot of praises and good comments from the devotees.

            The resident venerable lead the devotees daily to practice period the eight precepts and reciting the names of the Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, meditation and puja ceremony every noon. All participants attending this retreat need to fast for seven days; no food will be taken after the lunch. They are so concentrating and diligent in practicing that no liquid herb drinks were taken in the evening . This retreat was fine and solemn.