Wesak 2019 - A Huge Success

Updated: Dec 28, 2019

On the 18th-19th May 2019, Ti-Ratana Lumbini Garden celebrated its 10th Annual Wesak Day Celebration in Bandar Puteri, Puchong.


On 18th May 2019, the Annual Wesak Eve Procession was held, with a 2km walk around the town centre of Puchong. The event saw a huge attendance of more than 500 devotees. A video of the event can be seen here, or at the end of this post.

Evening Puja on Wesak Eve, 2019.

Before the procession, a one hour Evening Puja & Recitation of Suttas was conducted in the Main Shrine Hall. This year's procession was special, as we were given permission by the Subang Jaya Municipal Council (MPSJ) to walk and parade our floats along a short part of the main road of Puchong. The parade left the centre around 8:00pm, and returned around 9:30pm.


The floats parade through Bandar Puteri as curious onlookers look in awe at the massive Buddha Rupas.

Parading through Bandar Puteri, Puchong the floats drew attention from onlookers having their dinner. Several Buddhists who had just finished their dinner around the area decided to join in the procession.


Accompanying the Procession in total were 2 floats of Gautama Buddha, 1 float of Guan Yin (Avalokiteshvara) Boddhisattva, a lion dance troupe, 2 traffic safety trucks, 1 civilian truck for use in case of emergencies and multiple traffic safety officers, in addition to the flag and banner bearers, the organizing committee, around 500 devotees. 2 photographers and videographers also documented every moment of the procession.


To ensure safety of participants, traffic safety personnel were placed around the route.


The float of Guan Yin Bodhisattva (Avalokiteshvara) follows the parade this year for the first time.

Volunteers from Sunway College & Monash University Malaysia help distribute the free vegetarian food for devotees.

The following morning, on 19th May 2019, around 500 devotees came to perform the Buddha Bathing Ceremony at Ti-Ratana Lumbini Garden, which was officiated by our special guest, Associate Prof. Dr. Ven. Lenagala Siriniwasa Thero from the Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka.



Associate Prof. Dr. Ven. Lenagala Siriniwasa Thero officiating the Buddha Bathing Ceremony together with Bhante Puselle Wineetha, our Resident Monk.
The Main Shrine Hall Altar on Wesak Day.

Wesak 2019 Video



We would like to thank all the following people who have made Wesak 2019 a success:


Ven Puselle Wineetha, Resident Monk of Ti-Ratana Lumbini Garden


Our Honoured Guests:

Associate Prof. Dr. Ven. Lenagala Siriniwasa Thero, Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka

Most Ven. Datuk K. Sri Dhammaratana Nayaka Maha Thera, Buddhist Chief High Priest of Malaysia

Datuk Seri Dr. KK Chai, Ti-Ratana Group President

Datuk Liu Thim Soon, Ti-Ratana Welfare & Buddhist Society President

Esteemed Sangha Members


The organizing Committee of Wesak 2019:

Chairperson: Sis Mary Lim

Secretary: Bro Kenneth Oh

Treasurer: Bro Eng Ching Kiaw


Members:

Bro Milton, Sis Felicia, Sis Kristy Ngiau, Sis Michelle, Bro Tan, Bro Ong, Bro Goh & Wife, Bro Calvin Chong, Bro Clarence Choong, Bro Rain Lee


Volunteers:

Ganjit Kaur Gill, Marin Yamada, Liu Jiaqi, Merliana, Audi Darmawan Citro, Aldy Vincent Hartono, Foo Jing Ying, Devista Fenesa, Matthew Low, Ngoopos Jeimina Jobna, Feng Lingtao


(from CIMP @ Sunway College & Undergraduates @ Monash University Malaysia)


Photography & Videography:

Yap Photography, Rain Lee (Rain Lee Productions)


Sponsors and Donors:

Ng Chin Choy, Caren Poon, Choo Family, Fong Tek Mon, Jeff Yong Seng Yip & Tam Poh Hua, Loh Yee Meng, KK Petrol Station - C04, Cheak Yew Kun, Golden Tasty Trading / PYT Trading, Chan Suit Ching, Dato Lim Kim Huat, Maiez Alliance Group Bhd, Yap Kim Len

and all other volunteers, sponsors and donors.


Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu!

May you be well and happy.


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