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Vesak Celebration, 2020

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Vesak is the 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.

Vesak is a serious yet festive occasion.  It is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the Dhamma, to renew old friendships and to make new ones.  You are very welcome to bring your family and friends.

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. 



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If you would like to make a contribution to the meal, please contact the Meal Coordinators, Upal Obeysekare & Karen Warnaka - Phone: 681-231-8888 or email:

Help for cleanup after the meal is greatly appreciated.

No registration is necessary unless you would like to stay overnight.
If you would like to spend time at Bhavana before or after Sunday, please submit a Visit Registration form.

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