Date(s) - 27 May 2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This year again we are having a virtual event to celebrate Vesak, the most important day in the Buddhist calendar. Vesak commemorates the birth, enlightenment and Parinibbana (passing away) of the Buddha and it is usually celebrated on the full moon day of May.
Each Buddhist culture has its own traditions of celebrating Vesak, but generally people take the time on this day to observe 8 precepts, reflect on Buddha’s teachings, bring offerings to the Vihara and do wholesome deeds.
Since we still cannot meet in person, we welcome you to join us online via zoom. Be inspired and uplifted by a Dhamma talk and meditation with Ajahn Brahm and Q&A with Ven Canda, renew your commitment to the Buddhist Path by taking the (optional) Refuges & Precepts, and meet old and new Dhamma friends! If you are interested in formally becoming a Buddhist, you could also take this opportunity to make a commitment to living a life of harmlessness on this very special day.
13:00 – 13:45 Dhamma Talk (Ajahn Brahm)
13:50 – 14:30 Guided “Vesak” Meditation (Ajahn Brahm)
14:30 – 14:50 Refuges and precepts (Ajahn Brahm)
14:50 – 15:00 Tea Break
15:00 – 16:00 Q&A, discussion groups, closing metta meditation & blessing (Ven Canda)
Four Important Notes ~ Please read!
1. Full time attendance is necessary as places are limited.
2. Due to an average 25% no-show rate, even at registered events, we will overbook this event by 25%. To be sure you get a place, please arrive early at 12.45pm BST.
3. If you need to cancel at any time, please use the link at the bottom of your booking confirmation email, which includes the Zoom link.
4. Please keep your confirmation email handy – we cannot re-send the link!