eVesak – Vesak Celebrations Online

Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils

The Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils invites you to: eVesak ~ Coming Together in Kindness for the Buddha’s Birthday on Sunday 10 May 2020 from 4pm to 7pm Online ~ livestream https://www.facebook.com/buddhistcouncil/live/


The birth of the Buddha, commemorated at Vesak, has inspired followers through the ages as Buddhism travelled to different cultures. Each Buddhist community has a rich, ancient cultural tradition around Vesak, usually a local event. This year will mark a new kind of celebration—Coming Together in Kindness online.

In a time when we cannot gather together at one location, our hope is to create togetherness online by sharing our traditions through recordings and live engagement. Join us as we make history, Coming Together in Kindness for eVesak 2020, on Mother’s Day to signify the birth of hope and light in the world.

“Against the challenging backdrop of COVID-19 Buddhist temples from around Australia have come together to produce an online Vesak celebration. I recommend tuning in for all or part of the program for blessings on the occasion of the Buddha’s Birthday” —Michael Wells (Chairperson of the Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils).

Presented by the Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils, the Buddhist Council of New South Wales, the Buddhist Council of Victoria, the Buddhist Council of Western Australia, the Australian Sangha Association and Nan Tien Institute.

Program

  • Acknowledgement of Country
  • Buddhist prayers from various traditions
  • Chanting by Buddhist Monks and Nuns
  • Guided Meditation
  • Buddhist Talks
  • Messages from the Prime Minister and dignitaries
  • Special Performances

To View the live stream at 4pm AEST on Sunday 10/5/20 please visit https://www.facebook.com/buddhistcouncil/live/

 

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