Vesak Weekend @ Deer Park Monastery

Posted on May 5, 2009

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VESAK Weekend 2009

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VESAK Weekend – Celebrating the Buddha’s Birthday

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Please join us to celebrate the Manifestation Day (Vesak Day) of our Beloved Teacher, the Buddha Shakyamuni – the Fully Enlightened One, the one who found the wonderful path of compassion and understanding and shared it with all beings.

Two thousand six hundred years ago in the town of Kapilavastu, a Buddha known as Shakyamuni was a human being just as we are, but in him understanding and love were developed to a very high degree, and he became a fully awakened being. He was a beautiful and precious flower in the garden of humanity, an udumbara flower that blooms only once every three thousand years. He practiced the Way for countless lives. He appeared on this Earth as a prince who left his royal palace to practice at the foot of the Bodhi Tree. He conquered illusion. When the morning star arose, he realized the great path of awakening and turned the wheel of the Dharma.

With single-mindedness, all species aspire to experience the path free from birth.
With single-mindedness, all species will experience a path free from birth.

The Four-fold Sangha of Deer Park Monastery will hold a special Day of Mindfulness on this Sunday. We will practice sitting meditation together, chanting, and touching the Earth. There will be a special Dharma Talk and a ceremony of chanting, paying respect to our ancestors, and ‘bathing the Buddha’, beginning at 9:00am. We will enjoy a silent lunch at noon and an afternoon activity that is to be announced.

We invite you and your family to come celebrate this weekend with us, beginning Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon.  This weekend is Dana-based.

http://deerparkmonastery.org/events/retreats/wake-up-young-buddhist-retreat.ics

What
  • Day of Mindfulness
When May 10, 2009
from 09:00 am to 05:00 pm <!– End Time –>
Where Deer Park Monastery
Contact Name Registrar
Contact Email
Contact Phone (760) 291-1003 x100
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