The Fifth Great Compassion Festival

Dear all Buddhist Followers,

Compassion Bodhisattva is considered to be a loving-kindness mother of all beings. She always listens to the crying of all and finds ways to help those who have an affiliation with her.

Within this suffering life, we all have at least one time to face challenging situations that we asked for help!  She is a symbol of compassion and wisdom. One of the reflecting methods to calm us down we learn from the Bodhisattva is practicing the ability to listen to our own crying for desires.

In order to show our deep respect to Compassion Bodhisattva and encourage people to find the energy of help and comfort within themselves through the Compassion Bodhisattva, ĐôngHưng Temple will host the fifth anniversary of the Great Compassion festival on October 28 and 29, 2017 at the temple ground. The event will be presided by the most Ven. ThíchBửu Minh (N.C), the most venerable ThíchcTríHoằng (T.X), Ven. ThíchTâmKhanh (N.C), Ven. ThíchPhápHoà (Canada), and the local venerable monks and nuns.

The festival is a chance for the inter-meeting of the English speaking and Vietnamese speaking communities. There will be Dhamma talks in English by the most Ven. ThíchTríHoằng, and Vietnamese by Ven. ThíchPhápHoà.

On behalf of ĐôngHưng Temple, we would like to invite all of you to join us in this event. This is an opportunity to enhance your practice and send good merits to all beings and the world peace!

For more information please contact at (757) 689 – 3408 or email bThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sincerely yours,

ĐôngHưng Temple

The agenda of the fifth Great Compassion Festival

Saturday, October 28, 2017

10.30 am - 12.00 pm

- English Language Dhamma Talk, meditation, and Dhamma discussions by the most Ven. ThíchTríHoằng.

12.00pm – 1.30 pm

- Luncheon

1.30pm – 6pm:

- Entertainment (English Sangha)

- Good questions- good answers (the most Ven. TríHoằng and Ven. ThầyChúc Thanh)

7.30pm – 10.00pm:

- Offering candle lights for peace.

  (This event will include vigil lighting, walking meditation, Dhamma blessings from theVenerable monks and chanting for peace in the Vietnamese language)

Sunday, October 29, 2017

7.30 – 8.30 am:

- Chanting compassion mantras (Vietnamese language)

9am – 11.00 am:

- Vietnamese Language Dhamma Talk by Ven. ThíchPhápHòa

11.00 am – 12.00pm:

- Ceremony


- Offering to the Sangha,luncheon, and entertainment


- Offering to the hungry ghosts ceremony


- Closing

Weekly Schedule


8.00 am - 9.00 am: Public Services in English: Such as chanting, Meditation,  Dharma discussing

10:30 am – 12.30 pm: Public Services in Vietnamese: Such as chanting, Dharma discussing (with English translator), offering to the deceased ones 


English Dharma Class, open discussion.
@ Dharma Hall, Virginia Beach
Tuesdays, 7pm-8.30pm.


5:45 - 6:45 pm: One Hour Meditation. Public is welcome. English language introduction. Silent, seated meditation in the Dharma Hall.
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm: Public service in English: Chanting, meditating, Dharma discussing in English


8:00 pm – 9:00 pm: Chanting 21 time Great Compassion Mantra (Vietnamese)


423 Davis Street

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Phone: (757) 689 - 3408

Direct: 757 - 406 - 1726 (Mr. Mark P.)

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