当地佛教社区纪念种植Bonnyrigg菩提树4周年

Local Buddhist community mark four years since the planting of the Bonnyrigg Bodhi Tree

By LAUREN MCMAH, Fairfield Advance, Dec 18, 2012

LAUREN MCMAH,费尔菲尔德前进,2012年12月18号

费尔菲尔德(Fairfield),澳大利亚 – 当地佛教社区的成员举行了仪式,来纪念种植4年之久的Bonnyrigg菩提树。

位于Bonnyrigg城市中心公园的那棵菩提树,代表着佛陀在菩提树下证悟的佛教信仰。

200多名老挝佛教徒和当地不同信仰团体的成员们参加了上个月底的菩提树下祈祷和平这个活动。

费尔菲尔德委员会一位发言人说,”祈祷的成员们由基督教,伊斯兰教和佛教徒组成,他们向佛教僧侣供养了新的僧衣并举行了游行,以此来纪念菩提树”。

Bonnyrigg的标志(logo)是菩提树的叶子和橡胶树的叶子并排组成。该委员会在2008年种植该菩提树就是为了与Bonnyrigg标志的发行同步。

自那时起,老挝佛教协会NSW一直监护着那棵菩提树。

文章来源:http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=49,11234,0,0,1,0

翻译:圆怀,不惑

校对:沃色卓玛

 

Local Buddhist community mark four years since the planting of the Bonnyrigg Bodhi Tree

By LAUREN MCMAH, Fairfield Advance, Dec 18, 2012

Fairfield, Australia — MEMBERS of the local Buddhist community have held a ceremony to mark four years since the planting of the Bonnyrigg Bodhi Tree.

The tree, located in the Bonnyrigg Town Centre Park, represents the Buddhist belief that Buddha found enlightenment under a bodhi tree.

More than 200 Lao Buddhists and members of local interfaith groups took part in the Contemplating Peace Under the Bodhi Tree event late last month.

“Prayers were made by members of the Christian, Muslim and Buddhist faiths, new robes were offered to the Buddhist monks and a parade was held in honour of the tree,” a Fairfield Council spokeswoman said.

The council planted the tree in 2008 to coincide with the launch of the Bonnyrigg logo, which features a bodhi leaf alongside a gumleaf.

The Lao Buddhist Society of NSW has taken guardianship of the tree since then.