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Vesak Day commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and passing of the Buddha. Because of our wide range of practitioners and when Vesak might be celebrated, there are two offerings: May 5 and June 2.  As a community, we invite practitioners to cultivate the qualities of compassion, peace and goodwill that are found in the Buddha’s teachings through various activities such as meditation, Dharma talks, and contemplation practice.  Let us reflect on the Buddha’s life and teachings, and their relevance to our lives today.

As we celebrate Vesak Day, let us remember that the Buddha’s teachings are not just for our own benefit, but for the benefit of all beings and the potential that we all have on the path to liberation. May this be inspire us to recommit to the Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha. May the spirit of Vesak Day inspire us to live in harmony with others and to work towards the greater good of all beings.

June 2, 2023

Zoom for both meetings:

Meeting ID: 816 9370 1909
Passcode: pause

Nolitha Tsengiwe will offer this Dharma Contemplation practice in honor of Vesak.  This monthly practice group will open to drop-in participants. Click here for the sutta that will be used for practice.  Please wait until the practice to read it.

  • 10:00 am Americas Pacific Time (Los Angeles, GMT-7) Compatible with timezones in the Americas, Europe, and Africa

Gregory Kramer will offer a talk or practice in honor of Vesak.

Collection of Past Vesak Recordings