wesak festival

WESAK Festival Celebration

A Simple Description of the Holiday's Relevance

Buddha's birthday, known as Vesak Day (or Wesak), is celebrated on various dates in the spring throughout the world, and each Buddhist culture has its own traditions for the day. It is usually observed during the first full moon in May.

Buddhists celebrate the Buddha's three most important life stages on Vesak: Birth, Enlightenment , and Death, which traditionally are said to all have happened on the same day of the calendar throughout his life.

I encourage you to prepare for the event by performing some personal explorations to see what you can discover about the festival.

12 Fun Ways to Join the WESAK Festival Celebrations!

The celebration of the WESAK Festival can be as simple as acknowledging the power of the first full moon in May or honoring the birth, enlightenment, and death of the historic Guatama Buddha.

Prepare your consciousness to receive the stream of enlightened energy and blessings brought forth during this powerful full moon in May.  Take time in your day to maintain a focus of inner silence while embracing community and compassion.  Celebrate the present moment.

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment." ~ Buddha

Step into the peaceful, inner space where eternal stillness resides within

The Noble Eightfold Path

  • Right Knowledge leads to Wisdom

  • Right Aspiration leads to Divine Inclination

  • Right Speech leads to Truth and Understanding

  • Right Behavior leads to Goodwill

  • Right Livelihood leads to Sharing

  • Right Effort leads to Highest Outcome

  • Right Mindfulness leads to Purposeful Living

  • Right Absorption leads to Unity

Enjoy a thorough and simple explanation of these truths in this video  

The Four Noble Truths

  • All life experiences inevitable suffering

  • The origin of suffering is attachment

  • The cessation of suffering is attainable

  • The Eightfold Path enables the cessation of suffering

Enjoy a thorough and simple explanation of these truths in this video  

The Great Invocation (1945)

From the point of Light within the mind of God
Let light stream forth into the minds of men.
Let Light descend on Earth.

From the point of Love within the Heart of God
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.
May Christ return to Earth.

From the Center where the Will of God is known
Let purpose guide the little wills of men –
The purpose which the Masters know and serve.

From the Center which we call the race of men
Let the Plan of Love and Light work out
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.

Enjoy a video version of the Great Invocation

Exploring WESAK: Festival of the Buddha

Join Shawnna Donop, M.B.A., as she explores the traditions and history surrounding the WESAK Festival celebrated during the most powerful full moon of the year.  Find out the power that it held for the Buddha only 500 years before Christ.  What magic will it hold for you and how can you contribute or participate?  Join me and learn some interesting facts and gather in the recitation of the Great Invocation.

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(If you are short on time, feel free to jump to approximately 21 minutes to receive an energetic boost and optimization.)