Maitreya Buddha's Birthday & New Year Bell Ringing Event

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Maitreya Buddha’s Birthday & New Year Bell Ringing Event

February 10 - February 11

Celebrating the Birthday of Maitreya Buddha 8:30am – 10am 02/10

New Year Bell Ringing Event 10:00am – 5:30pm. 02/10    8:30am – 6pm 2/11

Maitreya Buddha’s Birthday: Maitreya’s birthday is considered to be on the first day of the Lunar New Year. Maitreya is a very important characters in BUddhism, and Siddhartha Gautama Buddha was predicted that Maitreya would become the next Buddha, but at present, Maitreya is still a bodhisattva. Therefore, it is appropriate to refer him as either Maitreya Buddha or Maitreya Bodhisattva. In Mahayana Buddhism, Maitreya Bodhisattva is one of the eight great bodhisattvas. Also, Maitreya Bodhisattva is considered the originator of the Yogacara school.

New Year Bell Ringing Event:The master leads everyone in ringing the bell 108 times,  then the bell-ringing event will be open to the public, allowing each person to ring the bell twice. Ringing the bell in the New Year symbolizes the traditional custom of bidding farewell to the old and welcoming the new. Striking the bell 108 times signifies the remove the 108 kinds of troubles in our life, also representing the beautiful wishes of people to be happy and healthy, and enjoy a long life of fortune and longevity in the new year.



February 10
February 11


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