Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Buddhism exhibition attracts 40,000 visitors - 2011/06/07 - NST

Monk and devotees taking part in the ’light-passing’ ceremony. — Picture courtesy of  Ipoh Kadhampa Buddhist Centre

Monk and devotees taking part in the ’light-passing’ ceremony. — Picture courtesy of Ipoh Kadhampa Buddhist Centre
IPOH: Thousands of Buddhists thronged the Ipoh Kadhampa Buddhist Centre here to see Buddha's relics and Tibetan Buddhism decorations and antiques.

The seven-day event called Millennium Secrets: Buddha Relics and Tibetan Antiques Exhibition was organised by the Malaysia Kadhampa Buddhist Association with the Ipoh Kadhampa Buddhist Centre.

Devotees and visitors also received blessing from His Holiness Dromtug Rinpoche during the exhibition which was held from May 27 to June 2.


The Rinpoche, who is based in Singapore, is one of the highest-ranking Lamas and is recognised by Serkong Tritul Rinpoche, a great lineage of the Kadhampa School of Tibetan Buddhism.

Rinpoche also presided over a fire pooja on the last day of the exhibition which was attended by thousands of devotees.

Among the guests-of-honour were Ipoh Barat member of parliament M.Kulasegaran, Ipoh-based Siribunyamaggarama Thai Buddhist Temple's abbot Phra Ajaan Liang Pemaseelo and Laity committee chairman William Tan.


Among the relics on show were articles belonging to Buddha such as his bones and blood.

Organising committee chairman Steven Chen said the exhibition had attracted over 40,000 devotees and visitors.

Rinpoche said there will be a few fire pooja on Aug 21 at 10am and classes on Lam Rim (stages of the path) between 7.30pm and 10pm on Aug 22 and 23.


The event will be held at the Ipoh Kadhampa Buddhist Centre, 55 and 57, Persiaran Bercham Timur 1, Taman Bercham Baru, Ipoh.

For details, call 05-536 6544. -- By Jaspal Singh

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