Various traditions of the Buddhism in New York area will gather and celebrate the Vesak – Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and pari-nirvana, organized by the Buddhist Council of New York
We wil have wonderful speakers, including Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, Ven. Guo-Yen Shi, Lama Pema Dorje, Ven. Klint Kaevalin, Rev. Malik Hokyu Walker etc. Also we have a visiting guest monk, Most Ven. Prajna Bangsha Mahathero from Bangladesh.
This is open to public. Any donation is appreciated. Please join us!!!
DIRECTIONS F subway from down town to uptown. Get of all the way end, 179th station. This is the last stop of uptown F sub way. Come out from the south side of the station to Hillside Ave and get Q 1 bus toured east.The way that street numbers are ascending.Get off 215 place and cross the road (Hillside Ave) and come two blocks through 215 place and you can see the temple on your left side. NYBV Te: 718-468-4262 or 646-897-8951
Vesak Parade — Begin at NY Buddhist Vihara Entrance
Chinese Lion Dance by Harry Leong ???
Bathing Buddha – as you walk into the Buddha Hall
M.C.: Rev. Doyeon Park, Won Buddhism of Manhattan
Ven. Aluthgama Dhammajothi New York Buddhist Vihara
Rev. Dr. T. Kenjitsu Nakagaki, Buddhist Council of New York
Vandans Ti-Sarana & Panchi Sila by Theravada tradition
Sutra Chanting ???????? by Mahayana tradition
Dedication Chanting by Vajrayana tradition
Readings from the Buddhist scripture on Buddha’s birth, Enlightenment and Pari-Nirvana.
Recognitions: Ven. Kurunegoda Piyatissa, Mahathero
Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, Buddhist Global Relief
Ven. Guo Yuan, Dharma Drum Retreat Center
Ven. Pema Dorjee, Tibetan School for the Tibetan Community
Ven. Klint Kunachawo, Dhammakaya Meditation Center
Rev. Malik Hokyu Walker, Monju-do Zen Fellowship
Visiting Monk: Most Ven. Prajna Bangsha Mahathero, the renowned Buddhist scholar, preacher, writer, research worker, and social reformer in the society of Bangladesh Buddhists.
Devotional Songs: New York Buddhist Vihara Dhamma School Children
Lanterns and Lighting ceremony /Prayer for inner peace and world peace
Refreshment / Socializing