3 special events

Jubilantly organized 3 special events Vu Lan Festival, Cherry Blossom Spring Festival and Inauguration of Quan The Am open-air yard at Quang Minh 's Temple on August 14, 2022.
Vu Lan Festival, Cherry Blossom Spring Festival and Inauguration of Quan The Am open-air courtyard at Quang Minh Pagoda on August 14, 2022.
All Buddhists and Guests compatriots are invited at 10:00 am on August 14, 2022 to Quang Minh Pagoda to attend Vu Lan ceremony, Cherry Blossom Spring Festival, and at the same time inaugurate the open-air courtyard in front of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.
 The monks and nuns led by the Abbot went to Dai Hung Buu Dien's Hall , performed the ceremony, then returned to Quan The Am to celebrate the Inauguration ceremony and open the Cherry Blossom Festival.
    about the meaning of the 3 big events that day, then the monks and nuns went around the temple to visit the cherry blossom trees in full bloom to celebrate the day Vu Lan won the festival.
Dear guests and fellow Buddhists,
Deriving from the story of Venerable Muc Kien Lien with great filial piety who saved his mother from the life of a hungry ghost, Vu Lan is an annual holiday to commemorate the merits of parents (and ancestors in general) - parents. of this life and of previous lives.
Following the Buddha's word, Muc Lien's mother was liberated, since then, Vu Lan's  festival was born.
Quang Minh Pagoda organizes the Vu Lan Festival to coincide with the Spring Festival depending on when the Cherry Blossoms bloom, it is rare for these two festivals to coincide every year.
The temple's cherry blossom garden, with nearly 400 peach trees, is in full bloom, creating a joyful and joyful temple scene to welcome the Vu Lan  season.
 This year, flowers bloomed to welcome the Buddha's messengers after a successful summer retreat (Aussie weather).
 The lucky Melbourne compatriots who come to the temple will save thousands of dollars instead of visiting Japan. Cherry blossoms will enjoy the next many blooms with pink, white, snow, and blood peaches.
Sincerely yours,
Namo Amitabha Buddha.
Dr. Pham Phuc Nhan

2646th Buddha's Birthday on May 22, 2022

Namo Buddha Shakyamuni Buddha,
Dear Most Venerable Monks and Monks,
Dear distinguished guests.
Dear all fellow Buddhists,
This morning, the weather is extremely ideal. Quang Minh temple held the 2646th Buddha's Birthday, which 2566th  Buddha's Calendar on May 22, 2022. Nearly 3,000 Buddhists returned to the temple to attend Buddha's birthday. Exactly 10.40 minutes, the ceremonial board welcomed nearly 30 monks and nuns from the small main hall and carried the Sangha through the statue of Quan The Am, going along the 2 lands newly built road of river to Dai Hung Bao Dien. Three noble drum bells rang and 400 Buddhists were welcomed in the main hall. 2 MC My Phuoc My Hien welcomed the guests and started a special flower offering dance of the Buddhist youth family.
Firstly The Venerable Abbot Venerable Thich Phuoc Tan greeted all monks, nuns, guests, and Buddhists attending and emphasized .... Buddhist ceremonies, most importantly Buddha's Birthday, is aimed at the purpose of leading people to religion, alleviating the sufferings of life. birth, old age, and death, In the Buddha's first sermon at the Deer Park, he mentioned the Truth of the Way - one of the four truths of the Four Noble Truths. Accordingly, in order to realize the Truth of the Way, to be liberated from the cycle of reincarnation He thanked all monks, nuns, distinguished guests, fellow Buddhists and especially all departments of the temple and Buddhist youth families for their contributions to today's ceremony. Next Most Venerable Thich Thien Tam talked about the meaning of Buddha's Birthday Everyone in the world can become a Buddha, a wise and enlightened being, regardless of gender, origin, caste, young or old, age, married or not, if that person knows practice in accordance with the correct Dharma, according to the correct study map. This is the outstanding advantage of Buddhism: and the Buddha is honored at the United Nations as the most meaningful symbol of peace in this century. The Buddha is not a god or an imaginary god who specializes in blessing or punishing. On the contrary, those who live in accordance with the spirit of the Buddha's teachings, whether at home or ordained, whether worshiping the Buddha or not, will have peace and happiness in the present, enlightenment and liberation in the future. Buddhist ceremonies, most importantly Buddha's Birthday, aim to lead people to the Way, to ease the sufferings of life. Birth, old age, sickness and death, not blind cultivators, who told you to do this, who said how to listen to it, extremely superstitious! This was followed by Statements from distinguished guests of the state government and the private Council. Federal delegates were unable to attend due to the post-election handover and they apologized for their absence. Delegates present at the ceremony include: The Hon Natalie Hutchins Speaker of the day Minister for Crime Prevention, Corrections, Youth Justice and Victim Support The Hon Natalie Suleyman MP Speaker of the day Member for St. Albans Dr Kieu Tien Dung, MLC Speaker of the day Member for South Eastern Metropolitan Cr Cuc Lam Speaker of the day Stony Creek Ward Councillor City of Maribyrnong Cr Samantha Byrne Attend Mayor- Rose Hill Ward Moonee Valley City Council Cr Thuy Dang Attend Deputy Mayor- Grass Lands Ward Brimbank City Council Ms Thanh-Kham Tran-Dang OAM Attend President Australian Vietnamese Women's Association
Ms. Cam Nguyen, Attend 2021 VIC Senior Australian Of The Year Chief Executive Officer Australian Vietnamese Women's Association Colin T Campbell AFSM Attend Fire Rescue Victoria Multicultural Liaison Officer Colin T Campbell AFSM Attend Fire Rescue Victoria Multicultural Liaison Officer Mr Minh Tran Attend Building Surveyor Before the closing ceremony, the abbot led the monks and nuns to perform the Buddha bathing ceremony and the Buddhist traditional Sot Bat ceremony in front of the front of Da Hung Buu Dien. At 12.40 pm, the delegation of monks and nuns returned to the small main hall to make offerings to the monks, the guests had lunch in the newly renovated kitchen, and the Buddhists had lunch together in the large hall to enjoy the program. Performing arts by friend Tuy Hong and family of Buddhists Dai Bi Quan Am, Karaoke program held at Quan The Am Statue by Mr. Nguyen Quang is very exciting and attractive. On Buddha's birthday, Buddhists do not kill any animal, everyone is vegetarian, cleans the house and decorates the Buddha's altar beautifully. Buddhists can go to the temple to help do meritorious deeds,, listen to lectures on life, and reflect on their own actions to purify their souls. , let's live a simple life, full of contentment to eliminate lust. That is the advice of the Buddha, looking to the sublime and inexhaustible source of joy in such a virtuous life.
On the occasion of this year's Vesak season, let's pray for Australia in particular and the whole world, in general, to be peaceful and peaceful in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine. we pray that the monks and nuns have peace of mind, the wisdom lamp often shines with the four great harmonies, it is the great light to guide us to enlightenment, we wish all guests, and fellow Buddhists have peaceful and happy. good health, and all auspicious things.
Namo Hoan Hỉ Tang Bo Tat .
Dr. Pham Phuc Nhan

Buddhists of the west Multicultural Festival - St AlBans

QLD & NSW 2022 Flood support charity letter

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen
Over the past 2 years calamities have occurred all over the world, Covid 19, the Russian and Ukrainian Wars and flash floods have swept across Australia Brisbane and New South Wales.
Lucky Vietnamese living people in Australia are fortunate to be helped by the Australian government to fight Covd 19 disease such as vaccines, free medicines and full subsidies in life.
The people and government of Australia are so grateful that they have taken care of us for the past 45 years.
There are many ways to help such as either prayer or donation and this is the most practical way to contribute.
In the spirit of eating fruit, remembering who planted it, drinking water, remembering the source The Vietnamese community in Australia contributed millions of dollars, . Phuoc Hue Temple and Quang Minh Temple call on fellow Buddhists to donate to support and contribute to the people in 2 areas of flooded areas in 2 sub-committees.
This is the best opportunity for everyone to join hands in this meaningful work.
Over the years, we Vietnamese people can be proud of the ancestral tradition that - Drinking water, remember the source, eating fruit, remember who planted the tree - with the spiritual leadership of religions such as Buddha, God, Cao Dai, Hoa Hao, Confucianism and other spiritual beliefs have created and fostered the spirit of compassion and charity to help others in the native Australia and the homeland of Vietnam.
The Vietnamese community contributed half a million dollars to the Royal Children Hospital, Cairnlea Mekong Nursing Home nearly 1 million dollars Sunshine and Joan Kirner hospital 800,000 dollars, Cairnlea Australian Buddhist Center 5 million dollars, surgery. medical examination for the poor yearly several hundred thousand dollars and has contributed to the bushfires New South Wales Australia millions of dollars., in this spirit the construction of the Museum in Victoria The state labor government and the government The federal liberal government has supported $9.5 million , the rest $4.5 million will not be too difficult for the Vietnamese community.
With the spirit of eating fruit, remembering the grower, drinking water, remembering the source The Vietnamese community in Australia contributes millions of dollars, We have passed the New Year of the Tiger with fire as well as the Australian compatriots who are suffering from the loss of their homes and homes. both property and life.
Brisbane residents are dealing with a flood crisis as days of torrential rain combined with high tides at the mouth of the Brisbane River, more than 3,000 homes have floodwater levels "higher than floorboards".
Nearly 100 suburbs, including Brisbane CBD, Wilston, Windsor, Newmarket, Auchenflower, Hawthorne, Kelvin Grove and Hamilton, are in the flood zone due to high tides.
Ms Palaszczuk said the Brisbane River reached 3.1m on 5 March 2022 - 2.30m above its 2013 flood peak - with at least 1430 homes in Brisbane affected by floor boards, Ms. Palaszczuk said. said.
The Brisbane River meanders through the city of the same name. It follows the tide and reaches the sea to the northeast. Queensland has seen a number of major floods, as recently as 2011 when Brisbane also saw heavy downpours and massive flooding. People also remember 1974 when NSW set an all-time monthly rainfall record of 1.62m.
The Brisbane River reaches major flooding as does the Logan and Albert River basins.
 NSW received 775mm of rain in 24 hours over the weekend, the 2nd highest daily rainfall on record in NSW. Heavy, even violent rain and widespread thunder poured into rivers from north and west of Brisbane. Bundaberg in the north saw 292mm of rain in 2 hours, resulting in life-threatening flash floods.
Also added to the situation is the Wivenhoe Dam which is a huge reservoir for SE QLD and is the main source of water for Brisbane. As Australia struggles with extreme weather, from drought to floods, this dam provides safe and reliable drinking water. It can serve as a temporary water storage during periods of heavy rain allowing for controlled release of water to minimize flooding. It can reduce the flow rate on the Brisbane River and the height of flood peaks. This happened in 2011 but the river system below the dams, hence the city of Brisbane, is unchecked.
There is large-scale setting and supply of rain but also localized thunderstorms that add extremes to the weather. It was labeled as "Bomb Rain!" the current on this bank, barely moving, and the rain seemed endless. With the previous wet year, the land and river could not cope.
2021 - “Extremely wet conditions are associated with a growing La Niña in the Pacific Ocean. In eastern Australia, an active phase of the Southern Annular Mode also contributed to the heavy rainfall. "
NSW Emergency Services and Resilience Minister Stephanie Cooke has also been appointed Flood Recovery Minister.
Flood insurance claims the highest $1.5 billion
The current estimated cost of insurance claims due to ongoing flooding in south-east Queensland and New South Wales has now reached $2 billion.
The Insurance Council of Australia says insurers have now received 67,537 flood claims, up 12 per cent yesterday.
Of the claims, 76% were from Queensland residents and 24% were from NSW.
The majority of complaints (82%) are related to domestic real estate, with the remainder related to motor vehicles.
Huge hailstones larger than a golf ball have pelted south-east Queensland as fierce storms continue to hit the region.
Areas south of Brisbane, including Gleneagle, Mundoolun and Jimboomba, were hit with 8-9cm hail and very dangerous flash floods today.

In the new year, I would like to wish the leaders of religions, associations, dignitaries and donors of Vietnam, Victoria and Australia, good fortune, prosperity, good health, happiness, prosperity and longevity. develop more charitable hearts to contribute to building a rich and strong Australia to deserve the name of the dragon and the fairy.
Best regards.
Doctor Pham Phuc Nhan.

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