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International Vesak Celebration

Luanta Chi CeremonyThe International Buddhist Committee of Washington,DC

The International Buddhist Committee of Washington, DC
The 29th Annual International Vesak Celebration
Sunday, May 17, 2015 (2559 BE)
9 am - 4 pm
You are invited to join Buddhists from temples representing many different countries and traditions as we celebrate the Birth,
Enlightenment, and Mahaparinirvana of Lord Buddha The 29th International Vesak Day's activities include: Offerings, prayers and homages to Lord Buddha, Dharma teachings, guided meditation, cultural presentations, and more.
The event will be held at:
Wat Thai DC Thai Buddhist Temple
13440 Layhill Rd. Silver Spring, MD 20906

Program of Events

9:00 am Arrival
9:15 am Circumambulation
9:30 am Children's flower offering
9:45 am Welcoming remarks Homage to Lord Buddha in different languages
10:15 am Bestowal of the five precepts Chanting in Pali Recitation of the Heart Sutra in English
Morning keynote address
11:00 am Lunch for the ordained Sangha, followed by lunch for the laity
12:45 pm Group photo
1:00 pm Guided meditation Afternoon keynote address
1:30 pm Dharma teachings Cultural program
3:30 pm Closing ceremony and dedication of merit

All are invited to attend. No charge, donations welcome.

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