With the Festival of Wesak, we commemorate the birth, life and teaching of Shakyamuni Buddha. In the Buddhist world, Wesak marks the beginning of the New Year and is the most significant and joyous event of the Buddhist calendar. Wesak reminds us of the Buddha’s historical origins in the person of Shakyamuni, the Wise One of the Shakya Clan, and celebrates with this joyful festival, the profound gratitude we feel for His timeless teachings. The festival will be followed by a brief Dharma talk.
This year we will celebrate the festival via Zoom using our usual Sunday link or meeting ID. Since we are doing the ceremony via Zoom, bring along a treat and something to drink; in lieu of ladling water over the Baby Buddha, we’ll give ourselves a drink!
If you would like to join us and haven’t been to a Zoom meeting, please contact the temple for more information or to get the zoom link.