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Vesak DayVesak Day 2009

Let’s Meditate on Vesak Day The commemoration to the Lord Buddha and the Completion of the Maha Dhammakaya Cetiya 8th May, 2008 Wat Phra Dhammakaya, Thailand

The Vesak Day is one of the most important days in Buddhism as it is the day Buddhists commemorate three important events in the Lord Buddha’s life. It is the anniversary of his birth, enlightenment and Nirvana. On the full moon night of Vesak, the sixth lunar month, Prince Siddhartha Gotama was born on the purpose of enlightenment aiming at teaching the universal inner peace to humankind. On the same day thirty-five years afterwards, Prince Siddhartha gained the profound knowledge through enlightenment. During the first watch of the night under the Bodhi tree, his mind was calm and purified by meditation. His insight showed the endless cycle of Samsara – from birth, aging, ailing and death. Also, He knows how to eradicate the seed of birth and re-birth and the roots of all decay. Since then, the light of His wisdom has been radiated to everyone.

Forty-five years later, on the same full-moon night when the Lord Buddha had attained Nirvana, he passed away leaving all his heritage of noble teachings to the world. More than 2,500 years since the Lord Buddha’s Nirvana, the world has been blessed with his teaching. Every year on the full-moon night of the sixth lunar month, Buddhists worldwide join the celebration for the Lord Buddha and his teachings by meditation. This year Vesak Day, it will be a special moment not only for the commemoration to the Lord Buddha but also the ceremony of the completion of Maha Dhammakaya Cetiya. 300,000 of Buddha images will be enshrined inside the cetiya after fifteen year of construction. The Maha Dhammakaya Cetiya will be the landmark of peace in this world. This venue will support more than 1,000,000 pilgrims from all over the world. The day which the Cetiya is filled with 1,000,000 people; and the merit will be cultivated at this point, the world will lighted with joy and jubilant. Let's join us the Vesak Day Ceremony at Dhammakaya Temple, Just make sure you could come for the sake of your own peace. Refresh your mind and top up your merits in this merriment and merit-making all at the same time. Let's celebrate! Let's Meditate! Rejoice in your merit.
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