The seventh lunar month is the month when Chinese observe the tradition of ancestor worship or Ulambana in remembrance of their departed. This is in line with paying respect and inculcating the much-revered virtue of filial piety to one’s ancestors.
The International Buddhist College will be organizing its 3rd convocation seminar on the 1st of August 2009 in conjunction with its 2nd convocation to be held on the following day at IBC in Southern Thailand. The seminar venue is at Than Hsiang Temple, Penang.
Twenty four Buddhist organizations of the Northern region jointly organize the annual Chinese New Year celebration on Sunday Feb 1st at 2pm at Phor Tay High School. The celebration will begin with the traditional lion dance and followed by a dharma discourse and chanting cum blessing session by the abbot of Than Hsiang temple, Ven Wei Wu.