The 2019 Victorian observance of the United Nations Day of Vesak: Victorian Buddhist Community

From May 04, 2019 10:00 until May 04, 2019 15:30

Victorian Buddhist community invites you to:

The 2019 Victorian observance of the United Nations Day of Vesak

Date: Saturday 4 May 2019      Time: 10am to 3:30pm
Location: Various locations around Melbourne

Our Victorian Buddhist community's 12th Multicultural Celebration of the Buddha’s Birth Enlightenment and Passing.

  • Sangha Dana
  • Vesak Procession
  • Commemoration

Come and be a part of the happy, warm hearted, joyful, peaceful Victorian celebration of one of the most important days in our Buddhist year, Commemorating the Buddha’s universal peace message for the world.

  • 9.30 for 10am | Sangha Dana Lunch Offering (to the Buddhist Monastics) St Peters Eastern Hill Anglican Church Hall, 15 Gisborne Street, East Melbourne
  • 12.15 for 1.00pm | Vesak Procession & Friendship Walk | Parliament Gardens Reserve, East Melbourne | Buddha Floats, Traditional drummers, dress, flags, lanterns, Victoria’s Buddhist Community. Procession route: Spring Street, Collins Street to Melbourne Town Hall. 
    Public parking nearby. Parliament Station opposite gardens. Free vegetarian lunch packs.
  • 1.15pm for 1.30 - 3.30pm | Victorian United Nations Day of Vesak Program | Melbourne Town Hall, Car Swanston & Collins Streets |
    Official Commemoration
    Veneration for the Buddha Relics
    Chanting & Blessing from the Buddhist Sangha
    Guided Meditation
    Interfaith Messages
    Sharing of Merits

Free event. All welcome. For more information, please click here.

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