Parinirvana Day Festival 2020
Sun 16th Feb, 2020 : 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
On Parinirvana Day, Sangha members commemorate the Buddha’s death. We also remember our family and friends who have died, and the inescapable truth of our own passing.
Who is the event for?It’s for Order members, Mitras and Centre regulars who have completed a Buddhism Going Deeper course. Please get in touch if you’re not sure.
No need to book, just turn up a few minutes before we start. No charge, but as an unfunded charity, we rely on the generosity of people who use and value the Centre to help cover running costs, over £6,000 a week. We will welcome donations on the day and beyond.
Programme is provisional and timings may change. Please be here in good time for a 1.45 pm start in the Lotus Hall. We invite you to wear something white on this festival day and bring the traditional offering of a flower, as a symbol of impermanence. Also do bring photos of any loved ones who have died to place on the shrine during the ritual. Please send the names of anyone close to you who has died in the last year Vishangka at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like them to be among those he will read out.
12.30: Shared Lunch: Please bring vegan food to share. If it's vegetarian but not vegan, please label it clearly.
1.45: Introduction, talk, tea break or silent time in shrine room, meditation, reflection, Puja