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All are welcome to the UN Day of Vesak 2012

The UN Day of Vesak 2012 at Sydney Town Hall is approaching. Buses have been booked for Sangha and Buddhist followers. Also some small buses for the multicultural performers will come from many temples and communities. They are all looking forward to the joy of the Vesak celebration, the victory day of the Lord Buddha.... Continue Reading →

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Buddhism, 2600 years on

Not being a student of the history of Buddhism, there is little I can say about the transmission of Buddhism from India to so many countries throughout Asia, and now to the remainder of the world, other than commenting on how remarkable this phenomenon is. To my mind, the flourishing of Buddhist philosophy, psychology, and... Continue Reading →

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Australian UN Day of Vesak 2012 in progress

During the month of May, there is one significant day for all Buddhists called Vesak or the Buddha’s Day. Thousands of people will join together to commemorate the Birth, Enlightenment and Passing away of the Buddha. At the 45th meeting of the General Assembly of the United Nations (13 December, 1999), Vesak Day was recognized... Continue Reading →

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Buddhists celebrate birth of Gautama Buddha – 8 April

Source: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/buddhists-celebrate-birth-of-gautama-buddha  On this day, Buddhists celebrate the commemoration of the birth of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, thought to have lived in India from 563 B.C. to 483 B.C. Actually, the Buddhist tradition that celebrates his birthday on April 8 originally placed his birth in the 11th century B.C., and it was not... Continue Reading →

UN VESAK DAY 2016 – MEDIA RELEASE

MEDIA RELEASE Friday 13 May, 2016   ALL BUDDHIST TRADITIONS TO UNITE FOR PRAYER FOR PEACE   International Day of Vesak is a global annual event to commemorate Lord Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passing. In Australia, this year’s celebration will be held on Sunday 15 May at Sydney Town Hall with Buddhists from Theravada, Mahayana... Continue Reading →

COMMON BUDDHIST CHANTING

COMMON BUDDHIST CHANTING IN ENGLISH Common Buddhist Chanting (Buddha Puja) is originally a project of the Unity and solidarity plan initiated by the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) Standing Committee on Unity and Solidarity, and endorsed by the 22nd WFB General Conference at Shah Alam, Malaysia in 2002. The Common Buddhist Chanting text herewith enclosed... Continue Reading →

UN Day of Vesak 2012 Messages

Letter of Support from His Holiness Somdejphrabuddhajarn Vesak Day is an important day for Buddhists. As valuable as the Lord Buddha is, so is Vesak Day because Vesak Day concerns the Lord Buddha, that the Lord Buddha was born, enlightened and passed away on the waxing moon day of the 6th lunar month. Buddhists have... Continue Reading →

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