Buddha's Birthday or Vesak Day
Sunday, June 3, 2018
The most popular Buddhist holiday or Vesak Day, honors the three major events in the life of the Buddha, his Birth, his Enlightenment and his Passing. There will be chanting, teaching, blessing ceremony and the Bathing of the Baby Buddha. It is a very joyous and happy occasion for all people to experience. It is a time for celebration, for personal reflection and a time to enjoy with the family and the community.
The event is free of charge. Your donation is gratefully accepted helping Xa Loi Temple to continue its mission of study and teaching the Dharma for the well being of all sentient beings. In advance Thank You! Your gift is greatly appreciated. Metta and Blessings to all.
The Program goes as follows:
9:00AM Frederick Inner-Peace Walk
10:30AM Opening Ceremony in the Shrine Room with Offerings of Music and Dance
11:00AM Buddhist Service
11:45AM Taking of Refuge to the Triple Gem
12:00PM Traditional Bathing of Baby Buddha followed by Dana Offering to Monks and Nuns
12:30PM Vegetarian Lunch
Chua Xa Loi Temple & Meditation Center
6310 Manor Woods Rd. Frederick MD 21703
240-551-1923 or 301-792-1095