Every year in May the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue sends its annual message to Buddhists worldwide, to mark the festival we know as Buddha Day in Triratna, also known as Wesak or Vesakh.
This year’s message is entitled ‘Buddhists and Christians: Standing Together in Hopeful Resilience’.
Come together online with the North London Sangha to celebrate the very start of Buddhism, the Buddha’s awakening under the Bodhi Tree on the full moon day of May.
10:30 -12 midday, a workshop on anapanasati (breath mindfulness) with Singhashri. 14:00-15:00, Slideshow by Ratnaprabha on the Buddha’s visitors under the Bodhi tree, also on YouTube Live. 16:00 -16:30, Buddha Day readings organised by Santva ...
2.30am alarm is ringing! Why is my alarm going off at this time of the night!! Ah yes I remember. So I crawl out of bed stagger around and remember to pack matches and jam jar candles. Along with jars of popping corn, oats and soya milk. Some white flowers from the garden and a swan feather and a white peacock feather. I remember to pack the incense but later recall I didn’t pack any charcoal discs…
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...
This week’s FBA Podcastis a talk from Parami on “Buddha Day (2012)”. Celebrating the Buddha’s Enlightenment on the full moon day in May, Parami delivers an inspiring talk marking this occasion at the Birmingham Buddhist Centre.