VESAK: The Buddha's Birthday, biggest celebration in L.A.

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DIMC Temple

865 E. Monrovia Place · Azusa, CA

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Follow signs to free parking. Near the APU freeway exit

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Dhammakaya International Meditation Center (DIMC) is a Theravada Thai Buddhist center. On this sacred night, people from every Buddhist tradition participate. FREE.

Vesak Day (the Buddha's birthday, enlightenment day, and passing into final-nirvana day) is the most important holiday in Buddhism. It commemorates the life of the historical Buddha marking the anniversary of three major events in the Buddha’s life that all occurred on the full moon day of the sixth lunar month called Vesak. Come participate in a Peace Point Meditation and candle-lighting ceremony. Wear white.

6:30 PM Registration
7:00 PM Welcome by monk, brief speech by honored guest
7:15 PM Offering of requisites to monastic community (Sangha)
Chanting and blessings by Sangha
7:40 PM Meditation
8:00 PM Candlelight circumambulation
Lighting of ceremonial lanterns
Candlelight Vigil for World Peace
8:30 PM ceremony ends/commemorative gifts for all