Program

Mission Statement

To encourage all people to cultivate compassion and wisdom by engaging in activities beneficial to the community.

Vision

Every year during the month of May, Buddhists around the world get together to celebrate Vesak (commemoration of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passing). Observing this tradition, every Buddhist organization around the world celebrates Vesak with their community at large without exception.

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United Sangha for World Peace 2018 Program

1:30 – 1:50 Purification 20min. Pali, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tibetan
1:50 – 2:00 Buddham Saranam Gacchami
2:00 – 2:20 Metta meditation – Ven. Showshir
2:20 – 2:40 Love letter to the Mother Earth – Chan Nguyen
Offering of candles to Mother Earth
2:40 – 3:00 Offering to the Sangha
3:00 – 4:20 Dharma forum: “Understanding and Love for World Peace”
4:20 – 5:20 Meditation practices
Om Mani Padme Hum recitation — Lama Paljor
Satipatthana meditation – Ashin Ghosaka
Guided meditation – Chan Nguyen Sangha
Ven. Zhihan words of closing
5:20 – 5:30 Finale with Imagine