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Buddha Day Festival

Buddha Day is our annual celebration of the Buddha’s Enlightenment which traditionally took place on the full moon night of Wesak, corresponding to the month of May in the UK.

It is the the most important date in the Buddhist year and we will be celebrating it with a day of meditation, devotion, talks etc at the Buddhist Centre, followed by camping up at Bestwood Country park.

Programme for the day -

10.00 a.m. Arrive

10.15 Meditation, reading and chanting.

11.30 3 short talks on the Buddha’s Enlightenment by Karunavaca, Mark Melbourne and Punyaruci

12.15 Discussion groups on the Buddha’s Enlightenment.

1.00 Lunch - please bring vegan food to share.

2.00 Voice and mantra chanting workshop

2.30 Puja with the Mitra ceremony for Zac Pomphrey, finishing at approximately 4.00 p.m.

For those who wish to join us, we will then be camping that evening up at Bestwood Park with food, a bonfire, an evening ritual and an early morning dawn chorus walk.

Earlier Event: May 17
Lunchtime Drop-in Meditation Class
Later Event: May 20
Mitra Study