Posted by Charlotte Lawes to Triratna News on Mon, 22 May, 2017 - 14:27
This full moon - the 10th May - we celebrated Wesak (often called Buddha Day). Find out how sanghas around the world marked the occasion - the occasion that unites all of us in our practice as Buddhists, despite the physical distance between us and diverse backgrounds.
Click on the photos to the left to scroll through a lovely slideshow packed full of images of shrines, programmes and people celebrating.
Nagpur, India:Watch several Dharmacharini’s lead a Pali Puja as part of a mitra ceremony...
Mercredi dernier, c’était la pleine lune de mai, le jour où dans tout le monde bouddhiste l’on célèbre l’Éveil du Bouddha.
A Paris, nous l’avons célébré différemment des années précédentes, non pas le dimanche le plus proche, mais le jour même. Nous avons commencé par une méditation à 7h du matin, pour permettre à ceux qui travaillent de venir avant leur journée. Puis un petit déjeuner partagé, suivie une matinée de lecture d’extraits du Lalilavistara, un long soûtra du Mahâyâna...
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...
To mark the week of Buddha Day around the Triratna world, here is a poetically inspiring 20-minute celebration of ‘Buddha pride’, given by Belgian Order member and poet Arthakusalin at last summer’s Mainland European Order Convention in northern Germany.
Buddha Day is one of three festivals we mark in Triratna celebrating the Three Jewels: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. It falls officially on the full moon next Saturday 21st May, but will variously be celebrated anytime...
Day Retreat to celebrate Buddha Day - ‘The Buddha’s Victory’
Sunday 22nd May, 10.30 until 4.30 (arriving from 10.00) by donation
at Bothenhampton Village Hall, BRIDPORT
A day celebrating the Buddha’s Awakening through Meditation, Reflection, shared lunch and more…….Buddha Day is one of the most important festival days in the Buddhist calendar, and forms part of Wesak. We’ll have readings from sutras, meditation, talk & discussion, together with a puja. bring a veggie lunch item to share