VESAK DAY (10th May 2017, Wednesday)

posted 24 Apr 2017, 02:44 by Wat Palelai   [ updated 15 May 2017, 20:13 by meek freak ]

Dear Members and Devotees                                                                    

 VESAK DAY, a full moon day, is the most important annual event for the Buddhist community.  It commemorates the Birth, the Enlightenment and Maha Parinibbana (final passing away) of the Buddha.  This thrice sacred day for all Buddhists is observed and celebrated throughout the Buddhist world with great veneration.

 

This year, Vesak Day falls on Wednesday, 10th May 2017.   There will  be  Dhamma talks and  slide shows of the Buddhist places of pilgrimage.  The programme for the day is printed on the next page for your information.

 

The Resident Sangha and the Board of Management  invite you, your family and friends to join us in the celebration of this most sacred Buddhist observance day.

 May you be Well and Happy Always!

PROGRAMME FOR VISAKHA PUJA (VESAK DAY)

 

6.00 am                            Morning chanting / Observance of five precepts

 6.40 am                           Breakfast dana to Sangha

 7.30 am                           All stations open

 9.00 am                           Pindapata - offering of alms/requisites to the Sangha

9.30 am                            Free vegetarian lunch for the public

 10.45 am                         Lunch dana to the Sangha

 2.00 pm                           Dhamma Talk (English)

 4.00 pm                           Dhamma Talk (Mandarin)

 5.00 pm                           All stations closed

 6.00 pm                           Evening chanting

  Candle Light Circumambulation  

  Paritta chanting

                                             

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