After attending the rejuvenating morning puja and a fruitful meeting in preparation for a year-end exhibition for BW Monastery, I was ready to conclude my meaningful day as a volunteer at BW Monastery with a housewarming gathering.

Little did I know that the day is only going to get more meaningful!

Was just sharing with Brother Xaxier that I was waiting for two of my aunts who were attending a Buddhist Class with fellow members.

He then asked me for my help in his effort to make a short video greeting for our BW Monastery’s Abbot with my aunts’ class!

I am honoured to do so as it would be impossible to count all the ways that our Abbot Venerable Jing Yuan has helped the Sangha, all the students and members of BW Monastery in our learning and practice of Buddhism and the setting up of our new majestic Monastery HQ in Woodlands!

Here is Lecturer Tan Tong Eng and Lecturer Jennifer Goh getting ready for the video greeting with a birthday cake!

Thank you so much Abbot Venerable Jing Yuan for all that you’ve done for BW Monastery — We only hope that we all can return the favor by being more diligent in our learning of the Dharma and more compassionate towards all sentient being that cross our path. To be more like our teacher, the Lord Buddha!

Click on the link here for our VIDEO GREETING!

Our kind Abbot has also expressed appreciation to all the well wishes from everyone with the photos replies.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR ABBOT VENERABLE JING YUAN!

MAY YOU BE ALWAYS HEALTHY AND TURN THE PEERLESS DHARMA WHEEL FOR ALL SENTIENT BEINGS!

Penned by Irene Lee.

Credits:

Original video shot from Brother Xavier

Animation done by Irene using Viva Video