West London Buddhist Centre

Parinirvana Day

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

  • Sun Feb 16th 2020
  • 10:30 am
  • 5:30 pm
  • Booking N/A
  • No charge, donations welcome

Parinirvana Day is a traditional festival on which Buddhists come together to commemorate the profoundly mysterious occasion of the Buddha’s passing away. It is also a day for reflecting on impermanence and the death of loved ones.  Join us for a retreat-like day of meditation, reflection, chanting and ritual. Please bring vegan lunch to share.

10.00   Welcome and tea

10.30   Meditation

11.00   Short talk  – What is Parinirvana?

11.15   Readings and Reflection

11.45   Tea break

12.00   Readings and Reflection

1.00     Shared vegan picnic lunch

2.15     Readings and Reflection

3.00     Metta Meditation; Remembering our Dead

3.45     Tea

4.15     Gratitude Meditation

4.45     Buddha Puja

5.30     Conclusion

Bodhilila and Ratnadeva

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