Date: May 6, 2012
Times: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“How long he sat there we do not know,” wrote Sangharakshita. “It may have been days; it may have been weeks; it may even have been months. As he sat there he controlled and concentrated his mind, purified his mind, suppressed the mental hindrances, the defilements. And on Wesak night, the night of the full moon in May, just as the morning star was rising ~ just as he fixed his mind on that star glittering near the horizon ~ full illumination, full Enlightenment, arose.”
Come celebrate with us the historical and spiritually magnificent day of the Buddha’s Enlightenment . The aspiration for this celebration is that together we will create ~ through shared readings, short talks, silent reflections, and written experiential exercise ~ a very intimate experience of the Buddha. We will more than celebrate the Buddha, but actually move forward into a deeper understanding and relationship with him and the vibrant experience of his Enlightenment. We will conclude our time with a short puja, a devotional ritual comprised of verses drawn from the Dhammapada which is one of the most popular and accessible of all of the Buddha’s teachings.
|Led by:||Prasannavajri, Eric Wentworth|
|Times:||10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.|
|Registration:||No registration necessary|
|Level:||Open to All|