Qing Ming

2019 QM FB BNR 20190301 KC

The Qing Ming Festival usually occurs around 5 April in the Gregorian calendar. The festival has its origins in the “Day of Cold Food,” observed during the Spring and Autumn Periods. It was only during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) that the “Day of Cold Food” was formally replaced by the Qingming Festival.

During Qing Ming, descendents remember and honour their ancestors at ancestral tombs. Both young and old pay respects to their forefathers, sweep their tombs and make offering of food, tea, wine, chopsticks, joss paper accessories and libations. The rites have a long tradition in Asia and are integral in the practice of filial piety.

Thekchen Choling observes the occasion with prayers and rituals performed on behalf of the deceased. The merits accumulated are then dedicated to them, ensuring a good rebirth.

Qing Ming Festival 2019

Registration is open now! Download the registration form here.

Programme:
25th March 2019 – 7th April 2019
11am – Food Offering before Buddha (Chi)

25th March 2019 (Mon) – Birthday of Guan Yin Bodhisattva
12pm – Free Vegetarian Lunch
 6pm  – Free Vegetarian Dinner
 8pm  – Invocation of all Buddhas & Bodhisattvas:
Recitation of  “Universal Door Chapter of the Lotus Sutra” (Chi)

27th March 2019 (Wed)
6pm – Free Vegetarian Dinner
8pm – Recitation of  “Sutra of the Medicine Buddha” (Chi)

29th March 2019 (Fri)
6pm – Free Vegetarian Dinner
8pm – Dharma Teaching by Singha Rinpoche & Lhamo Chundi Practice

31st March 2019 (Sun)
12pm – Free Vegetarian Lunch
 2pm  – Recitation of  “The Great Sutra of Confession that Purifies All Sins – Part 1” (Chi)

1st April 2019 (Mon)
8pm – Tibetan Vajrayana Long Medicine Buddha Puja (Menla Dochok)

3rd April 2019 (Wed)
6pm – Free Vegetarian Dinner
8pm – Recitation of  “The Great Sutra of Confession that Purifies All Sins – Part 2” (Chi)

5th April 2019 (Fri) – Qing Ming Festival 
8pm – Dharma Teaching by Singha Rinpoche (Eng)

7th  April 2019 (Sun) – Finale of Qing Ming Festival
12pm – Free Vegetarian Lunch
 2pm  – Recitation of  “The Great Sutra of Confession that Purifies All Sins – Part 3”
and “Amitabha Sutra” (Chi)

 

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Qing Ming Festival 2019 – Is chanting difficult? 念经难不难?
– Hear from our devotees on their viewpoint “Is chanting difficult?”

 

Qing Ming Festival 2019 – What are the benefits of chanting? 念经的利益是?
– Hear from our devotees on their viewpoint about the benefits of chanting.

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