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Workshop on the Water-Land Liberation Service

27 July 2024, 09:30 AM - 31 July 2024, 09:30 PM

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🌟 Join us for an enlightening workshop series at Poh Ming Tse Temple on the Water-Land Liberation Service (Shuilu Fa Hui 水陸法会)! Delve into the origins, procedures, and significance of this grand ritual in Chinese Buddhism. Explore its historical roots and modern relevance with Prof Liu Jingyu, a distinguished scholar in Buddhist rituals and comparative religious studies (Buddhism and Asian religions). ☸️

The Water-Land Liberation Service, also known as Shuilu Fa Hui (水陸法会), is one of the most elaborate rituals conducted by Chinese Buddhist temples. Widely known as one of the grandest rituals in Chinese Buddhism, the ceremony is attributed to Emperor Wu of Liang (梁武帝) (464–549 CE), the founding emperor of the Liang dynasty in China during the Northern and Southern dynasties period.

The main aims of the ritual is to invite enlightened beings from higher realms to relieve the suffering of the lower realms by offering grand offerings to all beings of the air, water, and land. Codified by the Chan/Zen Buddhist master Bao Zhi (宝志禅师) (418–514 CE), the ritual is believed to offer great merits and blessings to all who participate in it.

What are the origins of the ritual? What are its procedures and practices? What role do non-Buddhist elements play? What is the contemporary relevance and significance of the ritual today? Join us in this workshop to find out more!

🗓 Dates: 27—31 July 2024
📍 Venue: Poh Ming Tse Temple, 438 Dunearn Road, Singapore 289613

🚀 Public Launch Event (open to all) (conducted in English)
🗓 Date/Time: 27 July 2024 (Sat), 9.30AM—12PM
🔆 Venue: Level 3 Hall of Boundless Light

🍽 Lunch provided

🎓 Workshop Details (for pre-paid registrants only) (conducted in English)

🗓 Date/Time: 27 July (Sat) 1—3PM, 28 July (Sun) 10AM—12PM, 29, 30, 31 July (Mon-Wed) 7.30—9.30PM

📍Level 2 Classroom
💲 $150 for all 5 sessions (or $50 per session for a standalone workshop)
🎤 Workshop Presenter: Prof Liu Jingyu (PhD, East Asian Languages and Civilisations, Harvard University)

🔗 Register for the launch and/or the workshops by 28 June: https://bit.ly/shuiluworkshop2024

🚀 Access the launch programme here: https://bit.ly/shuilulaunch2024

📧 For inquiries, email us at [email protected]

Don't miss this rare opportunity to participate in this Water-Land Liberation Service workshop! Enrich your spiritual journey and gain valuable insights about this ancient Chinese Buddhist ritual. See you there! 🙏☸️

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Poh Ming Tse (PMT) Temple is a Buddhist temple located in the Bukit Timah district of Singapore. The Chinese name of 'Poh Ming Tse' (普明寺) means 'the temple of illumination', or 'the temple of abundant brightness'. As a modern temple dedicated to the needs of urban dwellers, PMT offers a peaceful and welcoming environment for all to learn and practise the teachings of the Buddha.
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+65 97102135
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438 Dunearn Road, Singapore 289613
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