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Ullambana Tablet and Light Offering Fund

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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 light offering and a dedication tablet, which will be placed on the main altar in Kechara Forest Retreat for the entire 7th lunar month, and enjoy these benefits and much more!
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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 candles and two powerful Ullambana pujas.

Candles will be offered to Lama Tsongkhapa in Kechara Forest Retreat on the day of the Ullambana Festival while dedication tablets will be placed on the main altar in Wisdom Hall for the entire 7th lunar month. Your dedications will be offered up to the Three Jewels during the course of the Ullambana pujas.

#DoMore to honour your dearly departed, make peace with your karmic debtors, gain protection and accumulate merits by dedicating a tablet and offering a light on their behalf 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

Product Details

  • Dedication tablets will be inscribed with the dedication of your choice and placed on the main altar in Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest for the entire 7th lunar month
  • Candles will be lit from 10am (GMT+8) onwards, 27th August 2017
* This is an offering item and no actual product will be shipped.


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