The 2018 VICTORIAN OBSERVANCE OF
THE UNITED NATIONS DAY OF
In the heart of Melbourne
Saturday 12 May 2018
Our Victorian Buddhist community's 11th Multicultural Celebration of the
Buddha’s Birth Enlightenment and Passing.
Come and be a part of the happy, warm hearted, joyful, peaceful Victorian celebration of one of the most important days in our Buddhist year, Commemorating the Buddha’s universal peace message for the world.
* 9.30 for 10am
Sangha Dana Lunch Offering
(to the Buddhist Monastics) St Peters Eastern Hill Anglican Church Hall, 15 Gisborne Street, East Melbourne
* 12.15 for 1.00pm
Vesak Procession & Friendship Walk
Parliament Gardens Reserve, East Melbourne.
Buddha Floats, Traditional drummers, dress, flags, lanterns, Victoria’s Buddhist Community. Procession route: Spring Street, Collins Street to Melbourne Town Hall.
Public parking nearby. Parliament Station opposite gardens. Free vegetarian lunch packs.
* 1.15pm for 1.30 - 3.30pm
Victorian United Nations Day of Vesak Program
Melbourne Town Hall, Car Swanston & Collins Streets
* Official Commemoration * Veneration for the Buddha Relics
* Chanting & Blessing from the Buddhist Sangha * Guided Meditation * Interfaith Messages
Sharing of Merits
Free event. All welcome.
May all beings be well and happy