“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.”
Buddha Day is the annual celebration of the Enlightenment of the Buddha, taking place on or near the full moon in May. This year, Triratna NYC, Triratna Boston, Portsmouth Buddhist Center and Aryaloka are co-hosting a hybrid in-person/online celebration on Tuesday evening May 17th, 6:30-8:30pm ET. We’ll meditate, hear a talk from Sravaniya on Enlightenment as service, and engage in celebratory ritual as we turn our hearts and minds to the deep and liberative significance of this day! All are welcome! Click here to join on Zoom.
How are we coming together safely?
- We are requiring that all in-person participants be fully vaccinated vs Covid-19, including a booster, and will ask all participants to sign a waiver of liability.
- Masks are optional unless otherwise stated.
- If you have cold or flu symptoms, we ask that you do not attend.
- We have installed new air purifiers with virus-destroying technology!
*Please let us know if you have questions or concerns about how we’re coming together.
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