International Vesak Celebration June 1 2014


The International Buddhist Committee of Washington, DC

The 28th Annual International Vesak Celebration
Sunday, June 1, 2014 (2558 BE)
9am -4pm

You are invited to join Buddhists from temples representing many different countries and traditions as we celebrate the Birth, Enlightenment, and Mahaparinirvana of Lord Buddha

The 28th International Vesak Day’s activities include:
Offerings, prayers and homages to Lord Buddha, Dharma teachings, guided meditation, cultural presentations, and more.

The event will be held at: Mingalarama Vihara
Burmese Buddhist Temple
1708 Powder Mill Rd
Silver Spring, MD 20903

All are invited to attend. No charge, donations welcome.


Program of Events

9:00 am  Arrival

9:15 am  Circumambulation

9:30 am  Children’s flower offering

9:45 am  Welcoming remarks and Homage to Lord Buddha in different languages

10:15 am Bestowal of the five precepts, Chanting in Pali, Recitation of the Heart Sutra in English, Morning keynote address

11:00 am  Lunch for the ordained Sangha, followed by lunch for the laity

12:45 pm Group photo

1:00 pm Guided meditation and Afternoon keynote address

1:30 pm Dharma teachings and Cultural program

3:30 pm  Closing ceremony and dedication of merit



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