West London Buddhist Centre

Buddha Day

Published in Buddhist Events & Festivals, Calendar for all events, Sangha Events

  • Sun May 19th 2019
  • 10:30 am
  • 5:30 pm
  • Booking not required
  • All welcome. By donation.


Buddha Day is the most important festival of the year throughout the Buddhist world – the anniversary of the Buddha’s Awakening.

This year we will be launching a new theme that will run through our programme at the Centre over the next year – the Buddha Ratnasambhava.  You can learn more on the day about this significant and powerful Buddhist symbol during the day, and how it can bring forth qualities of confidence and clarity to inspire our practice.

Our programme interweaves periods of meditation, chanting, and contemplation, culminating with a special puja. Come and join us in celebrating the Buddha’s Awakening in an atmosphere of retreat and community – open to all. Bring vegan lunch to share.

10.00 Welcome and tea

10.30 Meditation

11.00 Readings and reflection

11.45 Silent tea break

12.00 Readings and reflection

1.00 Shared vegan picnic lunch

2.00 Meditation

2.30 Imagining the Buddha – a creative workshop with an opportunity to make our own Buddhist images

3.30 Tea

4.00  The Gift of the Dharma – a talk by Bodhilila launching a year dedicated to Ratnasambhava

4.45 Special Ratnasambhava puja (with gifts)