The Wesak day is coming soon. I'm a free thinker. It's my first time to participate the Buddha Bathing Ceremony. It's held at Stadium Petaling Jaya, Kelana Jaya on last Sunday (8th May 2011). It's estimated 10 thousand people to attend - morning session (7:00am) and night session (7:00pm).
Buddha statue were lined up along the grass field:
One buddha statue cost around RM4880:
Lotus flowers were lined up along the water tray:
Little of water was spilt out along the flowers & buddha statue:
Visitors were invited to sign and support eating vegetarian food:
Gift for everyone when leaving the ceremony. One Pink Bao 寿桃 (red bean) and vege siew bao:
Bring your plastic bottles to your nearest recycle point. 61 plastic bottles can be recycled to be 1 eco blanket. The blanket can be distributed to the victims of disaster too.
It was suggested to car pool to the stadium or taking the rented bus from each branch to reduce the carbon and save the environment. Preparation for the night session again:
Night session looks more sacred with the lights on Buddha statue:
When I brought along other races people like indians who attended the ceremony, they were quite curious and happy to follow us on how to pray.
Amituofo... thank god the ceremony was during early morning and at night to avoid the hot sun.
Today the newspaper put up the picture that we formed: