Buddha Day - Saturday 21st May at the Glasgow Buddhist CentreOn Tue, 17 May, 2016 - 18:17
The Full Moon of May: Saturday 21st May
The Buddha’s Enlightenment is the central event in Buddhism, and Wesak, the celebration of that Enlightenment, is the most important festival of the Buddhist year.
Many of the Buddha’s disciples also attained Enlightenment, and in the centuries that have followed there have been many other Enlightened masters.They too are recalled at Wesak with readings of accounts of their lives or from works they wrote themselves.
But Enlightenment is also an ideal to which all Buddhists aspire. So Wesak is a chance to reflect on what it might mean for individual Buddhists.
10.30: a morning of meditation and readings
2pm: Children’s Theatre
3pm: Suriyavamsa will give a talk on the Buddha’s generosity.