Date & Time: Saturday, June 3, 2023; 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. US Pacific Time Sliding Scale: $0-$108. Our sliding scale options for this program include financial support for our teachers.
Date & Time: Saturday, June 3, 2023; 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. US Pacific Time
Sliding Scale: $0-$108. Our sliding scale options for this program include financial support for our teachers. Code KF1G23.
The Buddhist holiday of Vesak (Pāli: Visākha Pūjā) celebrates the birth, liberation, and death of the Buddha. Siddhattha Gotama of the Sakyan clan attained liberation at the age of 35, taught for 45 years, and died at the age of 80. The full moon of June is dedicated to the celebration of this extraordinary human being. Traditional rituals include offering flowers, incense, and candlelight, and the devotional practices of chanting and bowing.
Come together to celebrate the Buddha and express our gratitude for the gifts this tradition has brought to our lives and the world. We will share simple chants in Pāli and English, stories of the Buddha’s life, and meditations to help us connect with our love for this path and the teacher who brought it into the world. We will also explore how to practice the Buddhist holidays in the context of Insight Meditation and global Dharma culture.
All are welcome! No one will be turned away for lack of funds as space allows. For more information, please email Registration@spiritrock.org.