Visakha Puja 

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Vesak Day 2018
VISAKHA PUJA DAY 2018 Ceremony

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Members and friends are invited to celebrate At wat Thai Washington, D.C.

13440 Layhill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906

VISAKHA  PUJA DAY
MAY 26-27, 2018
At  Wat Thai Washington, D.C.
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          Visakha Puja comes once a year, usually  in May  or  June.  It is performed to honor the birth, Enlightenment, and  passing away of Gautama Buddha.  (The UN  General Assembly, acknowledging  the hope expressed by the International Buddhist Conference held in Sri Lanka in November, 1998, urged that the day of Vesak, the day of the full moon in the month of May or June each year, be internationally recognized, in particular at United Nations Headquarters and other United Nations offices.)
          Visakha Puja literally means “worshipping on the full moon of the 6th lunar month.”  Wat Thai Washington, D.C., provides the opportunity for you  to  come  and  join  the ceremony as a part of the annual celebration for the cultivation of meritorious deeds.

Schedule

Saturday, May 26, 2018

9:00  AM  Morning chanting, taking of the eight precepts, and meditation all day long
6:00  PM   Evening chanting by the monks and congregation, Dhamma talk
Sunday, May 27, 2018

6:00  AM  Morning chanting by the monks and congregation
9:00  AM  Buddha’s relics processional ceremony
10:00  AM  Chanting by the monks
10:30  AM   Offering food to the monks
11:00  AM   Lunch served to the monks
11:30  AM   Lunch served to congregation
12:45  PM    Sermon in Thai by the Abbot
13:30  PM    Religious ceremony,  candlelight procession