On September 10, 2022, the 15th day of the 8th lunar month, the celebration of the Mid-autumn banquet was held at Wihara Mahavira Graha Buddhist Building Indonesia.
More than 600 Buddhists attended the banquet.
The “24-season” drums played by the Youth Group start the banquet.
The Venerable abbot and the Sangha led all the devotees to make offerings to the Lord Buddha, lighting lamps and incense, and chanting mantras.
The president of the Indonesian Buddhist Center Association cum Abbot Most Venerable Hui Xiong delivered a welcome speech, in his speech, he talked about Mahayana Buddhism, the two great Bodhisattva, Sūryaprabha (Sunlight) and Candraprabha (Moonlight) Bodhisattva, who are auxiliary on both sides of the Bhaisajyaguru (Medicine) Buddha.
At the Mid-autumn Festival, the Venerable abbot praised the great Merits and compassion of Moonlight Bodhisattva. His great compassion and will to save all sentient beings from the sea of suffering, purify the mind and body and obtain great liberation.
The Guest of Honour Mr. Zhang Yuhao, a member of Congress, said the most important festivals of Chinese are the Lunar New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival, which are the family reunion, and the promotion of filial piety, ethics, and morality.
At the same time, we also call on Indonesian Chinese to participate in the election in the year 2024. We must be good citizens, and we must participate in the election and elect a leader who will contribute to the country, society, and people.
Chinese society, especially the Buddhist community must play an important role and make a great contribution to the country.
The volunteers of the temple presented delicious vegetarian cuisines, many capital artists sang Buddhist songs, and everyone enjoy delicious vegetarian food and moon cakes.
The Venerable abbot also led the audience to sing Buddhist songs together.
The Buddhist dance troupe presented beautiful Buddhist dance, making the entire Mid-Autumn Festival dinner extremely solemn with the Buddhist cultural ambiance, to advocate the tremendous compassion of the Bodhisattva.