Vesak Day commemorates the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and passing away (Mahaparinibbana), and is the most significant date in the Buddhist calendar.

We warmly invite you to join us for this year’s Vesak Day celebration on 19th May 2019. Please refer to the poster for details for the full program.

One of the program highlights is a Three Refuge Ceremony that will be conducted by Venerable K. Rathanasara. Buddhist names will be given to participants.

We look forward to a joyous celebration with everyone this coming Vesak Day!

Vesak Camaraderie 2019 Program

9:00am – 9:30am

“What makes you a True Buddhist?”
(A Dhamma Talk by Ven. K. Rathanasara)

9:30am – 11:30am
(Tisarana Ceremony)

Dhamma reflection
Spiritual aspiration
Taking the Three Refuge and Five Precepts
Receiving symbolic Buddhist Memento and Blessing
Singing of Poems of Triple Gems by TDG students

11:30am – 12:30pm

Offering of lunch Dana to Sangha members

12:30pm – 2:00pm

Lunch break for devotees

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Puja procession and Homage to the Triple Gem
Reflection on the Buddha
(a guided meditation)

“The Awakened One”
(A Dhamma Talk by Ven. K. Rathanasara)

3:30pm – 3:45pm

Tea Break

3:45pm – 4:45pm

Introduction and chanting of the Dhammacakkapavatana Sutta

4:45pm – 5:00pm

Spiritual aspiration
Sharing of merits