T lieu Phat giao

 

                      IBC va le hoi Phat an

 

                                    Thch n Minh Tam

 

          Hang nam vao trung tuan thang T am lch, toan the tn o Phat giao tren the gii eu no nc han hoan chao on ngay c Phat an sanh ngay anh sang ao vang giac ngo ban rai cu o chung sinh vt thoat khoi bien kho luan hoi sanh t.

 

        Le Phat an khong nhng la ngay le trong ai nhat trong lch s Phat Giao ma con la ngay hoi hop van hoa truyen thong dan toc cua moi quoc gia theo ao Phat.  Nam nay, Minh Tam toi lai c IBC mi tham d le Phat an sap ti nh ba nam trc.

 

        IBC la g?   o la ten goi tat cua  Uy Ban Phat Giao Quoc Te (International Buddhist Committee of Washington D.C.) tai Hoa Thnh on, Hoa Ky.

 

        Y ngh thanh lap IBC c e xng do Hoa Thng Lat Ma Kalsang Gyaltsen vi s gop y cua S Co Kunga Chodron (thuoc tu vien Sakya Phuntsok) va ong Wilson Hurley (hoi vien thien vien Quan Am) nhan dp ho tham d buoi le cau nguyen au nam c Pho Hien Bo Tat tai tu vien Sakya Phuntsok nam 1987.

 

        Theo li ke lai cua cac hoi vien, buoi le cau nguyen au nam o dien tien tran ay Phap lac di s chng minh chu tr cua ch v Ton c Lat Ma Tay Tang va ch v giao pham cua cac t vien thuoc tieu bang Maryland.  Nhan o, Lat Ma Kalsang Gyaltsen mi nay sinh y ngh tap hop lien ket tat ca cac tong phai Phat giao cac dan toc ang sinh song tai 50 tieu bang tren Hoa Ky, chu yeu la ba tieu bang Hoa Thnh on (Was. D.C.), Virginia va Maryland.

 

        Chu trng muc ch cua IBC la that chat moi lien giao cac tong phai Phat giao: Nguyen thuy, ai tha Bac tong va Kim Cang tha Mat tong e cung chung nhau truyen ba giao phap Phat a en moi tang lp quan chung a phng khong phan biet giao ly, nghi thc hay mau da sac toc, ong thi gii thieu cac sac thai van hoa phong tuc co truyen ac sac oc ao A ong tai mot cng quoc noi tieng ve t do dan chu va a chung toc.

 

        Tren tinh than hoa hp cong ong ton giao van hoa van minh dan toc, tat ca cac hoi vien eu nhat tr chon ngay le Phat an la ngay le hoi truyen thong cua IBC va mua xuan trung tuan thang 5 dng lch (thang 4 am lch) nam 1987, le hoi quoc te lan th nhat knh mng c Phat an sinh c to chc trang trong ngay tai trung tam giao ng Giao Phai Nhat The (Unitarian Church mot chi phai C oc giao) tai Silver Spring, tieu bang Maryland vi s hoa hp cua ch Tang Ni cac quoc gia Tay Tang, Trung Hoa, Viet Nam, Nhat Ban, Mien ien, Tch Lan, Cao Mien, Lao, Thai Lan, An o, ac biet nhat la s tham d ay to mo nhng vui ve thu v cua cac linh muc, muc s va tn o cac ton giao ban.

 

        Ngoai phan nghi le chnh thc va chng trnh thuyet phap do ch Ton c cac nc ke tren lan lt tan tung va dien giang theo nghi thc va ngon ng nc mnh (chu yeu phan thuyet giang bang tieng Anh), tn o Phat t va dan chung a phng ai nay eu phan khi, hy lac thng thc cac man van nghe cung dng trnh dien ngoan muc a dang ay sac thai van hoa dan toc cua nhng nghe s tn o cac nc neu tren nh man mua non du dang cua anh ch em GPT chua Giac Hoang (Was. D.C.), mua cung nh vo cung hap dan la mat cua cac nghe s Cao Mien, Lao, Thai Lan, net hung dung cua oi ngu anh trong co truyen Nhat Ban, nhng ieu vu uyen chuyen duyen dang theo s tch tien than c Phat cua An o, bieu dien vo thuat cua cac thien sinh Trung Hoa, v.v.  

 

        Thu hut khong kem tn o va dan chung a phng la cac mat hang tieu thu cong my nghe cua Thai, Cao Mien, Lao, Tay Tang, va mon xoi nep da, banh chuoi cua ngi Lao, mon cha gio chay cua ngi Viet.  Nep Lao rat ac biet la deo, thm, ngot lai rat t dnh tay c cac co, cac ba kheo tay trong ban trai soan chua Wat Lao Buddhavong (tieu bang Virginia) nau trong nhng ong tre na boc mui thm ngao ngat.

 

        a 20 nam qua, IBC van trung thanh vi muc tieu oan ket xay dng cong ong Phat giao quoc te, a luan phien to chc 20 le hoi mng Phat an tuan t tai cac chua chanh yeu thuoc ba tieu bang Hoa Thnh on, Virginia va Maryland.

 

        Nam 2003, lan au tien chung toi c han hanh thay mat cho Hoa Thng chua Giac Hoang (Was. D.C.) cung tn o than hu tham d le Phat an to chc tai chua Cao Mien (Cambodian Buddhist Society) thuoc tieu bang Maryland xin noi nho cung qu oc gia, nghi thc tan le vi chuong, khanh, mo va giong tung cua ngi Viet Nam chung ta rat c ch Ton c giao pham va tn o ngoai quoc men mo.  Minh Tam toi nhu tham, Phai chi co ban Kinh S cua qu Thay ay th con oai phong biet may!

 

        Va sau o moi nam chung toi lai c tham d le Phat an va tan cung tham tam, chung toi cung mong mau en ngay le hoi trong ai nay e c hoc hoi them nhieu ieu mi, la, hay va hu ch thiet thc trong s tu tap theo ch v Ton c va trao oi, chia se kien thc qua phong cach to chc le hoi ton giao van hoa dan gian cua cac thanh vien nong cot IBC, nhat la gieo rac c hat giong Bo e tren manh at tam linh mau m ph nhieu nhieu thien duyen c hoi cua ngi dan ban x nhng con thieu ngi cham soc vun bon ung cach, ung Chanh Phap.

 

        Theo thien y ca nhan, chung toi rat hoan nghenh muc tieu va phng cham hanh x ng hoat cua IBC, mac du cha goi la thanh at vien man tram phan tram va cung cha c tuyet ai a so ung ho, IBC cung a giong len c tieng chuong canh tnh em dai mong m en tam ly ngi dan ban x von song trong s sung man vat chat va khac ton giao.  Bieu hien cho s thanh tu phan nao cong cuoc truyen dng Chanh Phap Nh Lai tai x ngi, so lng thanh vien gia nhap IBC va tn o ngi Hoa Ky tang len nhanh hn d oan va nhng Phat s cua IBC cang ngay cang phat trien r rang hn.

 

        Chung toi xin tam dch li phat bieu nhan dp ky niem 20 nam thanh lap IBC ngay le Phat an PL 2550 2006 cua Hoa Thng Chu Tch IBC e thay li ket:

 

        Hai mi nam qua, IBC a vinh hanh ai dien cho khoi cong ong Phat giao quoc te tai Hoa Thnh on am nhiem trach vu to chc knh mng ngay c Phat an sinh.  Ngai la ang cha lanh, la bac ai ao s, bac thien nhan s, la ni nng da tam linh vng chac, la ni tru an an toan cho tat ca chung sinh tren con ng tm ve Chan Ly tuyet oi.

 

        La hang e t Phat, chung ta quyet tam thc hanh theo li day cua Ngai trong tinh than Luc Hoa, T Nhiep Phap, T Vo Lng Tam e cung nhau sach tan tu hoc, t o va o tha.

 

        Knh nguyen Tam Bao gia ho cho the gii thanh bnh, chung sanh an lac, va ngng mong le hoi Phat an mai mai trng ton cho van van the he tiep noi sau nay khap nam chau.