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Apr 11, 2012

Posted in Past Events

Buddhas Birthday Event in Westminister

buddhas birthday celebrationApril 20 – 22 we will be conducting a Vesak event to celebrate the Buddha’s Birthday. Come join us in Westminister and experience something different. Read below for program details and info on renting a booth if you have a product or service to promote. Our flier in PDF can be found here.

 

Friday, April 20, 2012

05:00 PM: Beginning of Buddha Birthday Festival:
Buddha Birthday Opening Ceremony
Lion Dance
Vietnamese Kung Fu Performance

06:00 PM: Dhamma Talks – Venerable Thich Tinh Man (English)

07:00 PM: Vietnamese Entertainment & Musical Comedy Shows.
* Special: International vegetarian food booths, soft drinks, gifts and carnival games for children—All day, every day.
Note: Buddhist Temples & Organizations can reserve a Booth for Vegetarian Food Sales/ Gift Shops to raise funds for their organization by making a $1,000.00 or $ 700.00 donation to cover the organizational costs of this event:
1. FOOD BOOTH ($1,000) for all three days
10` x 10` Tent, 3` x 8` Table and two chairs, Electricity Supply to the tent.
2. NON-FOOD BOOTH ($700) for all three days
10` x 10` Tent, 3` x 8` Table and two chairs, Electricity Supply to the tent.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

10:00 AM: International vegetarian food booths, soft drinks, gifts and carnival games for children open.

11:00 AM: Dhamma Talk- English & Vietnamese. Venerable K. Chandananda (English).

02:00 PM: Dhamma Talks. English & Vietnamese. Venerable Kusala Bhikshu (English).

03:00 PM: Dhamma Discussion, Question & Answer. Venerable Kusala Bhikshu (English).

04:00-5:00 PM: Buddha Images from Sri Lanka
A Presentation with Slides by Ms. Prashanthi Narangoda (English).

01:00-05:00 PM: Entertainment (performed by Buddhist Youth).

05:00 PM: Chinese Shao-Lin Kung Fu (performed Shao-Lin Kung Fu Monks).

06:00PM: Past Birth Stories of the Buddha from Jātaka.

07:00 PM: Candlelight vigil to pray for world peace and happiness
08:00 – 10:00 PM:
Magic Shows (performed by Ken Nguyen from Hollywood)
Vietnamese Entertainment Live Shows.

Sunday, April 22, 2012
10:00 AM: Food offering (PINḌA PĀTA DĀNA ) to the Sangha Monks and Nuns by lay Members of different
Buddhist congregations and prayer before lunch (Over 350 Monks and Nuns are invited to accept alms).

11:30 AM: Lunch

01:00 PM: Buddha Birthday Ceremony (separate program).

03:00 PM: Vietnamese and Buddhist International Cultural Show.

05:00 – 09:30 PM: Vietnamese music and entertainment by world-renowned Vietnamese artists.

10:00 PM: End of Buddha Birthday Festival.