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WESAK - BUDDHA'S BIRTHDAY


Vaiśākha/Wesak
Sunday, May 21, 2017
(See below for other locations and dates)

The largest celebration in the Buddhist' Year. This Sunday, May 21 at our 10:00 a.m. service we will celebrate Vesak, Buddha's Birthday with traditional symbolic washing of the baby Buddha and chanting. Feel free to bring a small offering of fruit, tea, or other items meaningful to you!


Refuge & Precept-Taking Ceremony

Following the Vaiśākha/Wesak Ceremony, there will be a Refuge & Precept-Taking Ceremony.  In the Buddhist tradition, the purpose of taking refuge is to awaken from confusion and associate oneself with wakefulness. Taking refuge is a matter of commitment and acceptance and, at the same time, openness and freedom. By taking the refuge vow we commit ourselves to freedom.


The celebration is followed by a vegetarian potluck lunch.  Please bring a vegetarian/vegan main dish to share.  Dessert and beverages will be available here.


RSVP for potluck by May 15 to Quang Vien (905) 627-7153.  Please indicate how many people and what dish you plan to bring.  





BUDDHA'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
May 14, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.
Chùa Huong Dam Temple
208 Brucedale Avenue East, Hamilton


(photo taken at Lunar New Year)



VESAK MISSISSAUGA
May 28, 2017
300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga
Monastics and practitioners from Theravada, Mahayana, and Vajrayana traditions 
from around the Golden Horseshoe.