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#DoMore to honour your dearly departed, gain protection and merits, and make peace with your karmic debtors, just as Buddha taught in the Ullambana Sutra. Sponsor a Giant 8-ft Incense Stick (or more!) and receive bountiful merits and the blessings of protection, good fortune and peace of mind.

Once lit, these incense sticks remain burning and provide no less than 12 hours of incense offerings.
SKU: 81000938

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The Ullambana Festival celebrates Buddha Shakyamuni's advice to his close disciple Mahamaudgalyayana in the Ullambana Sutra, which includes the following instructions:

"On the 15th day of the 7th month, offerings of fruits and other food, along with the burning of incense and candles are to be made with mantras and prayers at an altar. Only then will the ancestors who have passed into lower realms be released from their suffering."

Furthermore, the Buddha taught his disciples to:

“...recall your parents of the past seven generations and prepare a tray of offerings for the Buddha and the monks in order to repay your debt to your parents. All disciples of the Buddha should uphold this teaching.”

Thus, it is no surprise that the word “Ullambana” can be translated as “deliverance from suffering.”

This popular Buddhist tale on the importance of filial piety later became known in China as ‘Mulian Saves His Mother From Hell.’ In the centuries after it was introduced, the tale was absorbed by Chinese folk religion and eventually became the Hungry Ghost Festival we know today — an occasion for showing reverence to one’s ancestors and to placate the spirits of the deceased.

This year, on August 27th, Kechara will be celebrating the Ullambana Festival at Kechara Forest Retreat with a day of auspicious rituals and meritorious offerings, including the lighting of giant incense sticks.

Incense offerings are very important in the Buddhist tradition, with the first accounts of incense being used recorded as early as over 2500 years ago. Incense is lit to purify and cleanse, to create the causes for morality and ethics, to honour one's vows, and to propitiate the Buddhas.

#DoMore to honour your dearly departed, make peace with your karmic debtors, gain protection and accumulate merits by lighting one or more ‘Giant 8ft Incense Sticks' for Ullambana.

Dedicate this virtuous act to your dearly departed to relieve them of their suffering and create the conditions for their swift and fortunate rebirth, or dedicate to:
  • Your loved ones who are still with you, to overcome obstacles and help illuminate their spiritual path in this and future lives.
  • Stillborn children for an auspicious rebirth
  • Repay karmic debtors, who may create mischief if not pacified

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  • Giant incense sticks will be lit from 10am (GMT+8) onwards, 27th August 2017
  • Includes a dedication card inscribed with the dedication of your choice

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* This is an offering item and no actual product will be shipped.

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