On Parinirvana Day we honour the Buddha’s death, or Parinirvana, the mysterious moment when he who had gone beyond birth and death, finally had his bodily existence come to an end.
We reflect on the inescapable truth of our own passing and also remember family and friends who have died, particularly those who have died in the last year.
The whole festival will be taking place both in-person at the Buddhist Centre, and on Zoom.
Who is the Event for?
It's suitable for anyone with experience of our two meditation practices, Mindfulness of Breathing and Metta Bhavana, and open to Buddhist ritual. Please get in touch if you're not sure.
If Buddhist ritual is unfamiliar to you, it's fine to just watch.
• Programme to follow. It's always safest to check the website before setting off in case the details have changed
• For those coming in person, we invite you to gather downstairs at the Buddhist Centre from 1 pm for a prompt start in the Shrine Room at 2 pm.
• For those joining on Zoom please aim to arrive a few minutes before 2 pm, the Zoom room will open for 2 pm.
Preparing for Parinirvana Day
• It’s traditional to wear white for this festival and many of us will do so, but it’s not a problem if you don’t!
• Please bring vegan food to share for lunch - doesn't need to be elaborate - or support one of the local cafés or takeaways
• More about Buddhist festivals and ritual
Join this Event through the Zoom App
• 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 • If you have any accessibility needs that might stop you from attending our zoom sessions, do get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We'll do what we can to remove any accessibility barriers
• Meeting ID: 856 1169 6723. The passcode is 643404 Take me to Parinirvana Day
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, and ask to talk confidentially to one of our Order members, before deciding whether to attend.
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