☯ Lunar New Year 2018 is an important traditional Zen Buddhist celebration in China, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, while Buddhist holidays and festivals are celebrated all over Asia
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.
Chinese New Year 2018, Year of the Earth Dog, begins on February 16, 2018 and lasts until February 4, 2019
Happy Zen Buddhist New Year 2018!
Celebrations for the start of the Spring Festival at Nanhua Temple - Jan. 29, 2017 - Photo 䆁悟佛 for KarmaWeather © Nanhua Temple
By KarmaWeather - January 28, 2017
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The month of the Earth Dragon lasts from April 6, 2019 until May 4, 2019. For the 12 signs of the Chinese zodiac, it is a period favorable to the material and social transitions thanks to the realism, to the lucidity but also to the creative ideas.