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2013 Buddha's Birthday Celebration & Festival

    Everyone is invited to participate this year's 2013 Buddha's Birthday Celebration and Festival at  Guang Ming Temple.  This is a celebration that is held annually by Buddhist of every nationality, and is also known as the Bathing Buddha Festival. 

     Our distinguished guests will be honored during the brief Bathing Buddha ceremony, a beautiful and moving spiritual experience full of pageantry. 

     After the ceremony, there will be music and entertainment.  Food booths will offer participants the opportunity to experience the delicious and carefully prepared Asian-vegetarian cuisines.  Tours of the temple will also be available and will offer attendees the story of “The Eight Stages of Buddha’s Life”. 

     As in past years, we look forward to greeting people of all faiths and cultures!

     Gates open at 10am.  Food and entertainment will begin after the ceremony, around 11:30am.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was my first time visiting the Guang Ming Temple and I truly enjoyed my visit.I enjoyed the Buddha's Birthday Celebration and visiting the 8 stations and I would've stayed longer,but left after the all clear following the false fire alarm.I would've loved to meet up with some of the Buddhism 101,but I will meet with you all at my next visit to Guang Ming Temple.NAMASTE

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Malinda

    Thanks to all the volunteers who made this year's celebration such a success!!

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • Richard P.

    Everything was outstanding from the ceremony to the stations of the Buddha's life, the food, people and entertainment.

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beautiful ceremony!

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • Ruth

    Such a beautiful ceremony and exhibit, and the food was outstanding!

    2 · May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I absolutely loved the 'stations' dedicated to the 8 stages of the Buddha's life. That was a wonderful idea and very well carried out! The main shrine was beautiful ... and the processional was too! I had a wonderful time!

    2 · May 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a wonderful experience! The Celebration was so beautiful. When I left the Temple I felt so light and relaxed.

    3 · May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am at one with Buddha :)

    2 · May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Buddha's Birthday celebration this year was as wonderful as it is every year. I can not believe my family and I have been attending Guang Ming Temple for 4 years, and have gained a family there. The only thing we missed was not being able to volunteer this year. We look forward to next year. Omitofo!

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was multiculturalism at it's absolute best. So many diverse people. Food showing and relating the cultures of many different countries. But as always there is peace, understanding, empathy, patience and learning at Guang Ming Temple. The customs taking place on Buddha's birthday are terrific in the symbolism. I too wish I could spend more time there. I always feel serene when I get home.

    3 · May 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      :)

      May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sad to miss this event, and to meet everyone! So much work that I need to get a jump-start on. I hope everyone has a wonderful time. :-)

    1 · May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It will be my first time. I am very interested.

    1 · May 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't wait! GMT has become like a 2nd home to me and all the activities and festivals are always so fun, teach me so much more than I knew, and fill me with joy! See you all Sunday!

    2 · May 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    :)

    1 · May 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am looking forward to coming and hopefully my sister can join me. Driving in from St Cloud so hopefully there is parking.

    1 · April 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sending my good wishes to my friends at Guang Ming. I will be thinking of you all on that day.

    1 · April 11, 2013

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