VISAKHA DAY 2022
"CANDELELIGHT CELEBRATION FOR WORLD PEACE"
MAY 15, 2022
On May 15, 2022, Peace Point Meditation held a very special event in honor of the Visakha Puja (Vesak) holiday. Visakha Day is the most important holiday in Buddhism. It is the day that Buddhists of all traditions assemble to commemorate the life of the historic Buddha. It marks the anniversary of the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and passing into Nibbana, all of which occurred on the full moon day of the sixth lunar month. Over 400 monks and guests from various traditions and backgrounds joined together in generosity and mindfulness activities. They included alms-giving, spreading loving-kindness, paying homage to the Triple Gem, and candle lighting.