West London Buddhist Centre

Parinirvana Day

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

  • Sun Feb 20th 2022
  • 10:30 am
  • 5:00 pm
  • Booking not required
  • Suggested donation £15

Join us for one of the most important Buddhist festivals of the year where we mark the Buddha’s death known as his ‘parinirvana’, ‘death without remainder’. We will be reflecting on the Buddha’s teaching on impermanence, how he approached his own death and how these are relevant for how we live our lives. We will also take the time to remember those who have died. You are invited to send us the names of any people you know who have died in the past year, together with a photo, if you’d like, and we will remember them together as a Sangha in a meditative context, reading out their names.

The past couple of years have been unlike any other, as all around the world people have had to face the reality of a global pandemic. In these difficult and uncertain times we have reached and passed grim milestones of deaths related to the COVID-19 virus across the world. We will mark this tragedy and commemorate these deaths, including those that have touched us personally.

Parinirvana Day is also about appreciating life and how to make the most of the opportunities we have. It is an opportunity to reassess what is most important to us and what we wish to prioritise in our lives going forward.

More details of the afternoon, including a timetable, will be provided soon. Names and photos of those who have died in the past year, whom you’d like to include in our memorial, can be sent to info@westlondonbuddhistcentre.com by Friday 18 February

Donations

You can make a donation via PayPal but if you’d prefer to give another way, the link also takes you to alternate methods. The suggested amount is a guideline, please feel free to offer what you can above or below the figure.

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PLEASE NOTE: The Meditation Club will not be restarting until Sunday 27 March and NOT on 30 January as previously listed.

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