MV Dhamma Fellowship’s Lunar New Year Lo Hei (捞起)Luncheon Get Together

MV Dhamma Fellowship for the first time since its inception in 2010 held a luncheon gathering on March 1st 2015, a deviation from the traditional dinner, attended by Bhante Cakkapala, our Religious Advisor.

Bhante Cakkapala  graced the Fellowship’s luncheon.

Bhante Cakkapala graced the Fellowship’s luncheon.

A total of 15 executive committee members attended the luncheon at Yes Natural Restaurant with an overseas guest Bhante Suneetha from Sri Lanka who is attending course at The Buddhist Collage and residing at Bright Hill.

Our overseas guest from Sri Lanka, Bhante Suneethe and …

Our overseas guest from Sri Lanka, Bhante Suneethe and …

We also welcomed a local guest Paduma Wang who chauffeured Bhante Cakkapala and Bhante Suneetha.

.. our local guest, Paduma Wang.

.. our local guest, Paduma Wang.

While we are still in the Lunar New Year festival mood, we had a vegetarian yu sheng (鱼生) meaning raw fish. It is a salad dish comprising thin slices of raw fish and various spices, mixed as diners toss the ingredients.

Yu sheng (鱼生)

Yu sheng (鱼生)

A lohei (捞起) session, or tossing for good wealth and health symbolized by tossing finely shredded vegetable of several colours with condiments, sweet plum sauce, crackers and mock slices of fish.

...  tossing for good wealth and health symbolized by tossing finely shredded vegetable of several colours with condiments, sweet plum sauce, crackers and mock slices of fish.

… tossing for good wealth and health symbolized by tossing finely shredded vegetable of several colours with condiments, sweet plum sauce, crackers and mock slices of fish.

Diners gathered round the tables to toss the salad ingredients while saying auspicious couplets of well wishes out loud to usher in good luck and prosperity for the Lunar New Year.

Saying auspicious couplets of well wishes out loud …

Saying auspicious couplets of well wishes out loud …

It is also believed the higher the toss the greater will be the fortune.

,,, and the higher the toss the greater will be the fortune.

,,, and the higher the toss the greater will be the fortune.

It was a new experience for Bhante Cakkapala and Bhante Suneetha who soaked in our local tradition in the mist of merriments and tasted the dish.

We exchanged greetings and extended good tidings and wishes to each other in bonding our ties in the spirit of the Fellowship fraternity…

恭禧發財(Gong Xi Fa Cai)

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Contributor: Chin Kee Thou

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About Chin Kee Thou

Reading Buddhist scriptures and writing articles for the blog and newsletters.
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