Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravāda)
invites you to join their annual
which commemorates the Birth,
Enlightenment (2601 years ago),
and Final Passing Away of the Buddha.
This year’s Vesak also ushers in
THE BUDDHIST NEW YEAR 2556
There will be a short ceremony, followed by
Dàna (the traditional sharing of food).
You are welcome to bring vegetarian food or
non-alcoholic drinks to share.
Donations of flowers, incense, white candles welcome.
DATE: Saturday, 5th May 2012
TIME: 6.55 pm for 7.00-9.00 pm
VENUE: United Reformed Church (bottom hall, in courtyard)
Duncan Fisher (Upasaka Dhammika) of the Buddhist Group of Kendal (Theravada) presented a traditional decorated lantern to the group at their recent Vesak celebration held on the 27th May 2010 at the United Reformed Church in Kendal. “Vesak lanterns are very popular in Buddhist countries such as Sri Lanka and Thailand – so I thought it would be nice to try making one” said Duncan, “however, I didn’t realise how much work it would require – in fact it has taken 10 months to complete!” The festival of Vesak commemorates the Birth, Enlightenment and Passing Away of the Buddha and so Duncan’s lamp features illustrated scenes from the life of the Buddha. “After much hard work I am pleased with the final result – I hope it serves the group at Vesak for many years to come” added Duncan!”
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