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Celebration of the Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

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One event on May 18, 2019 at 10:30am

Open Day 

One of the most sacred days in the Tibetan Buddhist calendar is Vesak day, an important day for Buddhists to commemorate the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death (parinirvana), particularly observed in the Tibetan tradition. We invite the local community to join us for a family day to observe this very special tradition.

The open day provides a range of activities suitable for everyone. An important part of this special day is to build great merit through the practice of generosity.

Ways to practice generosity on the day:

  • Bring a plate of food to share with others
  • Offer flowers, candles, incense or
  • Make a donation.


Open day activities:

1030 -1130 AM Meditation for adults, activities for children – flower offering
1000 -1130 AM Kalachakra offering puja

All are welcome to participate or observe this traditional Tibetan Ceremony with chanting, playing musical instruments and making traditional Tibetan offerings

1130 -1230 AM Kalachakra explanation and question and answer session about Buddhism
1230 –1.30 PM Lunch and browse the stalls with books, gifts and hand made holy paintings, incense and other supports for practice and or enjoy a relaxing Reiki treatment provided by members the Reiki Sangha
1.30 – 2.30 PM Children’s meditation, story time and craft activities – flower offerings
1.30 –2.00 PM Adult meditation
2.15 – 3.15 PM Kalachakra explanation and question and answer session about Buddhism
3.30 – 4.00 PM Close




May 18
10:30 am - 4:00 pm


Tibetan Buddhist Rimé Institute


Rimé Institute
1584 Burwood Highway
Belgrave, VIC 3160 Australia
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