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Buddha's Birthday Celebration

"Buddha's Birthday"
The Buddhist temple is decorated with flags and flowers, followed by ceremonial rituals like hoisting the Buddhist flag and the bathing of the Lord Buddha. The monks with our Master SHIH FO chant mantras and deep meditations of the holy triple gem: The Buddha, The Dharma (his teachings) & The Sangha (his disciples)

Where

Ten Thousand Buddhas Sarira Stupa6997017
4303 River Road, Niagara Falls ON, CA L2E 3E8
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Type of Event

  • Festival

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When

May 16 to
May 17
2016
05:48 amto05:48 am

The rituals will start before midnight May 13 and the ceremonial rituals will be closed before midnight May 15
The devotees are expected to assemble at the Buddhist temple before dawn. The monks with SHIH FO chant mantras with deep meditations.
Discipline and punctuality is key

Price

$0

Free Event where Everybody is welcome to this Celebration

Full Description

"Buddha's Birthday Celebration With Shih Fo our Master"
A wonderful experience you don't want to miss where you can enjoy the deepest meditation and relaxation of the mind, body and spirit.

On Vesak Day the Buddhist temples are decorated with flags and flowers. The devotees are expected to assemble in temples before dawn. The ceremonial rituals like hoisting the Buddhist flag and the bathing of the Lord Buddha are done. The monks chant mantras of the holy triple gem: The Buddha, The Dharma (his teachings) and The Sangha (his disciples).

Buddha's Birthday (Chinese: 佛誕; Nepali: बुद्ध जयन्ती; Vietnamese: Phật Đản) the birthday of the Prince Siddhartha Gautama, is a holiday traditionally celebrated in Mahayana Buddhism. According to the Theravada Tripitaka scriptures[which?] (from Pali, meaning "three baskets"), Gautama was born in Lumbini in modern-day Nepal, around the year 563 BCE, and raised in Kapilavastu

According to this legend, briefly after the birth of young prince Gautama, an astrologer named Asita visited the young prince's father—King Śuddhodana—and prophesied that Siddhartha would either become a great king or renounce the material world to become a holy man, depending on whether he saw what life was like outside the palace walls.

Śuddhodana was determined to see his son become a king, so he prevented him from leaving the palace grounds. But at age 29, despite his father's efforts, Gautama ventured beyond the palace several times. In a series of encounters—known in Buddhist literature as the four sights—he learned of the suffering of ordinary people, encountering an old man, a sick man, a corpse and, finally, an ascetic holy man, apparently content and at peace with the world. These experiences prompted Gautama to abandon royal life and take up a spiritual quest.