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Buddha Day Festival, Online

Sun 23rd May : 11:00 am - 4:30 pm

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Our Buddha Day Festival celebrates the Buddha’s Enlightenment and gives thanks for the extraordinary example of his life and teaching.

Celebrated around the world on the full moon (Wesak), our Buddha Day Festival this year will begin with a highly significant event – the Public Ordination of Barrie Stanhope, broadcast live from our beautiful Lotus Hall shrine room.

During this ceremony, Barrie will commit the rest of his life to the Buddhist Path and the Triratna Buddhist Order. These ceremonies are always very moving and beautiful, so do tune in!

What the Buddha means to me

In the afternoon, we will focus on our own heartfelt relationship with the Buddha and his many qualities. Come join us to listen to members of our community talk about What the Buddha means to me, for devotion and ritual, and to be inspired on this Buddhist path that we share and journey alongside each other on.

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Who is the event for?

Suitable for anyone who has experience of our two meditation practices, Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana, and is open to Buddhist ritual.


11pm: Public Ordination of Barrie Stanhope
2pm: Welcomes, Reflective meditation on the Qualities of the Buddha
2.45 What the Buddha means to me
4pm: Puja / Ritual
4.30: Close

Join this event through the Zoom App

Getting the most out of Zoom
• Our online events are friendly and participative, often with opportunities to ask questions and share your own experience. Do turn your camera and microphone on if you can!
• If a session doesn't start on time, please give it a few minutes, there may be a sudden problem at our end
Meeting ID: 988 0190 1728. The passcode is Buddha
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Supporting the Centre

We want to offer as much as we can freely online for as long as we can. These are very difficult times for us though, and being mostly closed for so long means we have lost much of our income: we need your help! So if you value our Centre and community, please think about making a regular or one-off donation here.


Sun 23rd May
11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Manchester Buddhist Centre
16-20 Turner Street
Manchester, M4 1DZ United Kingdom
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