Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Happy Vesak

Happy Vesak! to all our readers.

It's the day of the first full Moon of May here in the West Wight and that makes it Vesak, the celebration of the Buddha's birth, enlightenment and final passing into nibbana, or nirvana. In some places it is known as the festival of lights, since lanterns, candles, and lamps are frequently used as part of the celebration (I've got loads of candles so that one's sorted).

1 comment:

  1. came across your blog. who would have thought such an out-of-the-way place would have a buddhist community. you might find my blog at sdhammika.blogspot.com interesting