Sunday, May 15, 2011

Invitation to UN Vesak Celebrations on 21 May 2011- Join in the Victorian Buddhist Community’s commemoration of Vesak 2011

2,600 years ago the Bodhisattva Siddhartha sat in meditation under the Bodhi tree in India to win enlightenment for himself and all beings. As we commemorate the 2600th year of Buddha’s enlightenment Victorian Buddhists from many traditions and communities will join together in an exciting program that is the Victorian Observance of the United Nations Day of Vesak 2011.
The United Nations Victorian Day of Vesak 2011 will be held on Saturday the 21st of May 2011 in the heart of the City of Melbourne at the Melbourne Town Hall. This year’s program includes the Vesak parade led by the Sangha from the State Library of Victoria to the Melbourne Town Hall, a Dhamma talk, an original musical stage performance and many other interactive activities. Please find the event programme attached.
Together with your temples support, the Organising Committee aims to provide a unique Buddhist event of local, national and international significance offering vast blessings and benefit for Victoria, Australia and all beings.
Event Details
Date:     Saturday 21 May 2011
Vesak Procession from the State Library of Victoria to Melbourne Town Hall
Assemble at the State Library of Victoria  from 1.45pm, Parade starts 2.00pm
We encourage your participation in the parade.  For more information and to confirm your temples attendance, please contact Ranjith Soysa on /ph: 97957143
Melbourne Town Hall Event
Venue:  Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Starts : 3.00pm to 5.30pm
For updates on the event, please visit the official website :

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