2023 Zen Buddhist Lunar New Year Celebrations
Buddhist New Year 2023
Lunar New Year 2023 is an important traditional Zen Buddhist celebration in China, Tibet, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, while Buddhist holidays and festivals are celebrated all over Asia.
Lunar New Year 2023, Year of the Water Rabbit, begins on January 22, 2023 and lasts until February 9, 2024.
Happy Zen Buddhist New Year 2023!
Nanhua Buddhist monastery
Buddhist New year 2023 celebrations and traditional blessings take place during Lunar New Year 2023 in the Nanhua Temple 南華寺 in China. The Nanhua Buddhist monastery was the home of Hui Neng 惠能, sixth patriarch of the Zen (Chán) School of Buddhism in 502 AD.
The Nanhua Buddhist monastery, one of the 5 great schools of Buddhism, is also the Temple where Hui Neng (638 - 713), 6th and last patriarch of the Zen School of Buddhism lived and taught.
Our correspondent in Hong Kong and China sent us photographs taken by Buddhist monk 䆁悟佛 on 28th and 29th January 2017, first week-end of the Spring Festival and beginning of the Year of the Rooster 2017, inside Nanhua Zen Buddhist Temple.