Victorian United Nations Day of Vesak

Commemorating the Lord Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and Passing




Celebrated in the heart of Melbourne on Saturday the 27th of May 2017 

Our 10th Anniversary Event.

A multicultural celebration of the 

Buddha’s Birth Enlightenment and Passing

Vesak Procession & Commemoration in the City of Melbourne. 
10am - 3.30pm, Saturday 27 May

Come along  to celebrate one of the most important days in the Buddhist Calendar and together commemorate the Buddha’s universal peace message for the world.

Vesak Celebrations: 
* Sangha Dana Lunch Offering (to Buddhist Monks & Nuns) 

* Vesak Procession & Friendship Walk in the Heart of Melbourne - Traditional Drummers, Buddha Floats, Flags, Lanterns, 
all the colours of Victoria’s Buddhist Community 
* Veneration for the Buddha Relics 
* Chanting & Blessing from the Buddhist Traditions (in Pali, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean, Tibetan, and English) * One Community Guided Meditation * Interfaith Messages 

Victorian United Nations Day of Vesak Program:
* Sangha Dana Lunch Offering: 10am, St Peters Eastern Hill Anglican Church Hall, 15 Gisborne Street, East Melbourne

* Vesak Procession: Starts at 1pm, Parliament Gardens Reserve, East Melbourne. 

 The Vesak Procession proceeds along Spring St and Collins St to 
the Melbourne Town Hall.  
There is public car parking nearby
and Parliament Station is opposite.

Free vegetarian lunch packs available.  

* Vesak Official Commemoration:
between 1.30 and 3.30pm in the Melbourne Town Hall (corner Swanston & Collins Streets)  

All welcome.



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