FULL MOON MEDITATION
MAGHA PUJA DAY 2019
CELEBRATING THE LIGHT WITHIN
FEBRUARY 19, 2019
Magha Puja Day is the day of the first congregation of the Buddha and his first 1,250 enlightened disciples. Known for its festive lantern lighting events, Magha Puja features lit candles as a symbol for the wisdom and inner brightness gained from a still and peaceful mind. As this day is held on the third lunar day of the year, Peace Point Meditation’s February Full Moon meditation falls on the same day as Magha Puja, where the meditators celebrated their inner brightness in this candlelit event.
Our February Full Moon event featured guided meditation and experience sharing, where meditators opened up about how their practice contributes to their journey on finding inner peace. Afterwards, candle lighting took place outdoors and all were welcome to take part in the event. The formation of the candles represents the roof of Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Thailand, the main branch of Dhammakaya Int’l Meditation Center, and celebrates the 49th anniversary of its founding, which took place on Magha Puja day in 1970.