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2018 Vesak Celebration Sunday, May 27th

Vesak is a serious yet festive occasion to commemoration of the three main events in the life of the Buddha Gotama, all of which fell on the full moon day of the fifth month: his birth, enlightenment, and his final passing away. Buddhists assemble for this commemoration on or near the full moon day in May to observe the precepts, listen to dhamma, and offer Dana to the sangha.  It is a national holiday in some Buddhist countries.

At Bhavana the day starts with a chanting dedication to the Buddha at 10:30 a.m.  After that the lay people offer food to the monastics around 11:00 a.m.  As soon as everyone is finished eating there is a Dhamma talk given to the public.

No need to register unless you would like to stay overnight. For further details and how to share in the Vesak Dana, see: Vesak.