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Celebration of Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment and Paranirvana on the Full Moon Day

May 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Tuesday May 29th 7pm   Palpung Buddhist  Centre Banteer
 Celebration of Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment and Paranirvana on the Full Moon Day 
“No one saves us but ourselves” The Buddha

  On his enlightenment at the age of thirty-five in Bodhgaya, the Buddha proclaimed:
 “Profound peace, natural simplicity, uncompounded luminosity, I have found a nectar-like Dharma.”*
*Dharma means truth
When Buddha lay dying in a forest grove in Kushinagara, surrounded by five hundred of his disciples, he said to them with his last breath: “It is in the nature of all things that take form to dissolve again. Strive with your whole being to attain perfection.”


  7pm            The story of   Buddha  Shakyamuni- to inspire us on the path!
7.30pm – 8.30pm       Meditation
8.30pm                    Offering of food  (not meat),  drink (non alcoholic ), flowers ,  incense , perfume,  (eg scented candle,                                 aromatherapy oil,) lights, etc – things that please our senses. 
                                (you are invited to  offer something that is pleasing to you )  
8.45pm              Tea and feast!     
Everyone is welcome.! 
(If you can’t join us,  you are welcome to send your name and the names of others and we will  gladly include all in the dedication of merit!
During this sacred day if we engage in positivity , merit  multiplies  many times . We are encouraged to practice prayer, meditation, mindfulness, generosity,   – all positive things , kind words, good deeds,  anything that assists others, positive aspirations etc. It is very beneficial to make a promise to do any or all of the following –  not to kill, lie, steal,  gossip, take intoxicants and not eat meat on this day. Dedicating the merit of any positive action you might engage in,  for the enlightenment of all beings would indeed be truly beneficial and wonderful!
. No charge,for this event but donations of course welcome  if you wish


May 29, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Palpung Ireland Buddhist Centre
Railway View
Banteer, Cork 5164 Ireland
083 144 7769


Palpung Ireland

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