The Thích Nhất Hạnh Program for Engaged Buddhism, in partnership with the Buddhist Council of New York, an association of Buddhist temples and organizations, is pleased to announce that it will celebrate its 33rd Anniversary Vesak event with a public program at Union Theological Seminary this Saturday, May 18 from 1:00 – 4:30 pm.
Vesak marks the traditional celebration of Buddha’s birthday in countries around the world. Celebrating Vesak involves making special efforts to reduce the suffering of sentient beings who are less fortunate. This event is open to all who wish to celebrate, children included! Speakers include Ven, Saccananda, Rev. Doyeon Park, and Ven. Lema Pema Dorjee.
1:00 pm | Morning Meditation
1:30 pm | Bathing a Buddh, Puja Opening Meditations & Prayer
2:30 pm | Music Offering & Greetings
3:00 pm | Dharma Messages
4:00 pm Closing: Dedications of the Merits
Feel free to join at any time during the event. No RSVP required.