Chanting, dancing and vaccinations mark community’s return to Braybrook Buddhist temple

Media Release – 20 February 202

Cohealth’s vaccination team will pop-up at the Quang Minh Buddhist temple in Braybrook on Sunday 20 February, joining a day of celebrations to welcome the community back to the temple after two long years of COVID interruptions.

Alongside the temple vaccination clinic will be lion dancing, martial arts demonstrations and a Buddhist service led by the Venerable Phuoc Tan, as well as giveaways by the Western Bulldogs Community Foundation.“As restrictions start to ease it’s a real thrill to be part of a community event that brings people from the western suburbs together after such a long time apart,” said said Nicole Bartholomeusz, Chief Executive, cohealth.

“But we mustn’t be complacent. Vaccination is just as important now as ever before, so this pop-up clinic is a chance for people to get their first, second or booster shots, including first doses for 5-11 year olds,” she said.

The Abbot of Quang Minh Temple, Senior Venerable Thich Phuoc Tan, OAM, who has been the temple abbot at Quang Minh for over 20 years, says that the day is expected to attract over 1,000 people.

“We look forward to welcoming everyone to the Temple, old or young, religious or atheist to enjoy the day’s activities, and to take the opportunity to get vaccinated at the same time,” said Ven Thich Phuoc Tan.

“Our community has shown their resilience through hard times, and the high vaccination rate shows how much they care about each other, and themselves,” he said.
Quang Minh Buddhist Temple – community day program
Quang Minh Temple, 18 Burke St, Braybrook

– 10.30am, Main Hall – the Buddhist congregation gather for chanting led by
the Abbot of Quang Minh Temple, Senior Venerable Thich Phuoc Tan, OAM.

– 10am, Old Hall – memorial service for those who have passed away recently

– All day, Community Kitchen Hall – fruit and vegetable stalls

– 10am – 4pm, Jade Buddha Zone – cohealth vaccination clinic: Walk-ins

– 11am – Lion Dances to celebrate and welcome all elderly persons & youth
groups return to temple after two years

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