Welcome to MBMC Dhamma Sunday School

Vision: To cultivate and nurture Dhamma seed in our students and ultimately become HAPPY Buddhists
Mission: (1)To promote the practice of generosity, morality and Vipassana meditation. (2)To create an environment of loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity

Friday, October 9, 2015

Gratitude Day 2015

We ended MBMC Dhamma School of 2015 by organizing Gratitude Day to let students show their gratitude towards their parents, teachers and helpers.

According to Anguttara Nikaya 2:4.2 Repaying One's Parents, the Buddha said
"I declare, O monks, that there are two persons one can never repay. What two? One’s mother and father. Even if one should carry about one’s mother on one shoulder and one’s father on the other, and while doing so should live a hundred years, reach the age of a hundred years; and if one should attend to them by anointing them with salves, by massaging, bathing and rubbing their limbs, and they should even void their excrements there—even by that would one not do enough for one’s parents, one would not repay them. Even if one were to establish one’s parents as the supreme lords and rulers over this earth so rich in the seven treasures, one would not do enough for them, one would not repay them. What is the reason for this? Parents do much for their children: they bring them up, feed them, and guide them through this world. But, O monks, one who encourages his unbelieving parents, settles and establishes them in faith; who encourages his immoral parents, settles and establishes them in virtue; who encourages his stingy parents, settles and establishes them in generosity; who encourages his ignorant parents, settles and establishes them in wisdom—such a one, O monks, does enough for his parents: he repays them and more than repays them for what they have done."
This is our purpose having Gratitude Day. We invited parents to participate together with their children in order to let students understand the greatest loves of their parents to them and the important of an united family.

The event has been divided into 3 sessions which are

  • Family game 
  • Asking forgiveness from parents
  • Showing gratitude to teachers and kitchen helpers

Passing ping pong ball -- family members shall be always giving with loves & receiving respectfully 

Please forgive me if I have done wrong through my body action or speech 
intentionally or unintentionally

Thank you teachers and sister Annie and please forgive us for any wrong doing.

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