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Vesak celebrations at Redbridge Buddhist Cultural Centre

12:56 30 May 2014

The Vesak celebration on May 18

The Vesak celebration on May 18

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Redbridge Buddhist Cultural Centre has held its Vesak celebration commemorating the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment, and death.

The Vesak celebration on May 18The Vesak celebration on May 18

The event was at the vihara, the Buddhist monastery, in Balfour Road, Ilford, last month under the guidance of the Venerable Rev Pethigamuwe Hemaratana Thero, head of the vihara, with a large gathering of devotees.

The events of the day included administering of eight precepts, dhamma sermons by venerable monks, Buddha pooja, dhamma discussion, meditation, Vesak bhakthi gee - devotional songs for Lord Buddha, providing food for all attendees and lighting of Vesak lanterns and displaying of Vesak Pandol.

A spokesman said: “It was a very successful event which celebrates the birth, enlightenment and the passing away of the Lord Buddha.

“The Vesak celebrations are held annually on the full moon day of May.”

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