First multi-lingual Dharma Assembly held in Longquan Temple【Beijing Today】

From:Beijing Today     Time:2015-03-11 18:05:00
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A multilingual Dharma Assembly was held in Longquan Temple, situated at Phoenix Mountain northwest of Haidian District, during the Lantern Festival on Thursday. Xuecheng said in order to better spread traditional Chinese culture, the temple will normalize the multilingual Dharma assembly during traditional festivals. The temple will also open a multilingual microblog to introduce daily life in Longquan Temple to foreigners and release notices for upcoming events.

A multilingual Dharma Assembly was held in Longquan Temple, situated at Phoenix Mountain northwest of Haidian District, during the Lantern Festival on Thursday.

The assembly was designed for the recitation of Buddhist Sutra in languages including Chinese, Tibetan, English, German, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Sanskrit, Russian, Vietnamese, Latin and Pali.

This was the first time that a Buddhist temple in China held such an event. “With China’s rising, more foreigners are becoming interested in traditional Chinese culture, which naturally leads them to learn Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism, which are closely intertwined and jointly prop up the spirit of the Chinese people,” said Master Xuecheng, the temple’s head monk.

Visitors attended morning and evening chanting sessions, presented auspicious offerings to Buddha and participated in traditional Chinese lantern festival activities A multilingual Dharma Assembly was held in Longquan Temple, situated atPhoenix Mountain northwest of Haidian District, during the Lantern Festival on Thursday.

The assembly was designed for the recitation of Buddhist Sutra in languages including Chinese, Tibetan, English, German, French, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Sanskrit, Russian, Vietnamese, Latin and Pali.

This was the first time that a Buddhist temple in China held such an event. “With China’s rising, more foreigners are becoming interested in traditional Chinese culture, which naturally leads them to learn Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism, which are closely intertwined and jointly prop up the spirit of the Chinese people,” said Master Xuecheng, the temple’s head monk.

Visitors attended morning and evening chanting sessions, presented auspicious offerings to Buddha and participated in traditional Chinese lantern festival activities such as eating sweet dumplings, praying for blessedness, freeing captive animals and answering riddles.

Joseph Perry, the American editor of the temple’s English website, said the event provided expats a chance to learn Buddhist history and Dharma, as well as monastic life in China.

Xuecheng said in order to better spread traditional Chinese culture, the temple will normalize the multilingual Dharma assembly during traditional festivals. The temple will also open a multilingual microblog to introduce daily life in Longquan Temple to foreigners and release notices for upcoming events.

Editor:Catherine
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