A warm farewell by Buddhists

Two ships made of paper and carrying prayer tablets were burned at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery yesterday as part of the sending-off of the enlightened and holy beings. It marked the last of a seven-day Buddhist prayer ceremony known as the
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Two ships made of paper and carrying prayer tablets were burned at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery yesterday as part of the sending-off of the enlightened and holy beings. It marked the last of a seven-day Buddhist prayer ceremony known as the Grand Prayer that Blesses and Benefits All Sentient Beings. The prayer ceremony, which requires a great deal of manpower and logistical arrangements to organise, started last Monday and ended yesterday afternoon. It is meant to liberate all sentient beings from suffering by making offerings which generate merit.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 12, 2016, with the headline 'A warm farewell by Buddhists'. Print Edition | Subscribe