画龙点睛 祥龙飞舞迎新春

祥鸡辞旧岁,吉犬迎新春。吉祥宝聚寺于2018年2月15日除夕夜,第一次在兀兰的寺院举办跨年、普佛迎新岁法会,迎接2018戊戌吉犬年。

住持净远和尚开示,说明参加法会的意义,接着就和吉祥僧团带领大众礼拜八十八佛、赞扬弥勒尊佛。随后大众拉着和吉祥钟连接的黄色布条,象征大家一起叩钟发愿;再由净远和尚以嘹亮高亢的音声引领大众唱“叩钟偈”, 祈愿世界和平、国运昌盛、人民安居乐业。

跨年倒数之际,三巴旺集选区议员维凯先生莅临庆典,与民同乐。同时, Yusoff Ishak清真寺的青年,为了了解华族朋友如何庆祝新年,也来参与盛会,并以华语祝贺现场来宾;吉祥寺青年则浑身解数地带动大众齐声欢唱,现场一片喜气洋洋。

紧接着锣鼓声响起,司仪恭请维凯先生为祥龙点睛,再与净远和尚一起领头,带领全体热情的来宾,舞动着写好祈愿的“火红祥龙”,传送大众美好的祝愿,大雄宝殿内洋溢着浓厚的年节喜庆的气氛。

当齐声倒数时,来宾们高呼“新年快乐”,个个笑逐颜开、互相祝贺;净远和尚在初一带着大众“集体点香”,把点燃的头炷香“手手相传”,最后由维凯先生代表大众插下,象征新的一年事事吉祥又如意。

“财神到!财神到!”财神爷喜临吉祥寺,把跨年庆典再推向高潮!慷慨大方的财神爷分派"金元宝",祝福来宾一年财源广进、生意兴隆。喜获财神眷顾,大家高声欢呼“兴、旺、发 ...…兴、旺、发...…”圆满了这场除夕跨年迎春晚会。

Our First CNY Countdown At The Monastery

It has been almost 6 months since we shifted into the neighbourhood. Last evening, we celebrated our first CNY Eve at our monastery, and we were honoured to have Mr. Vikram Nair to come by to grace the occasion. Together with prayers and a "dragon dance" led by Mr. Nair, we ushered in the year of the dog at midnight. Youth from the Yusoff Ishak Mosque also attended the celebrations and even offered their blessings using Mandarin! Happy New Year to all!

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