Time and Date
Thursday, 15 February (7:30 – 9:00 pm)

(London Buddhist Centre and Zoom)

Open to Anyone

Commemoration of Shakyamuni Buddha entering Nirvana

Shakyamuni died on 15 February, when he is said to have entered parinirvana, complete freedom from the cycle of birth and death. After entering parinirvana and extinguishing his physical form, he became one with the eternal life force of the universe and has continued to be involved with the liberation of all living beings, including ourselves. This anniversary enables us to recognise that truth, and thus it is considered a day of thanksgiving to the Buddha rather than a day of sadness over his death.

By revering the Buddha through sincere recitation of Kyoten (the Lotus Sutra), we remember and praise the virtues and teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha, as well as express our deep gratitude. We also watch a video about the significance of Shakyamuni’s entering nirvana. We further reflect upon it by Hoza (a Dharma circle).

Commemoration of Shakyamuni Buddha entering Nirvana is one of the major ceremonies for Buddhists. This event is open to anyone, including non-members. We are happy to welcome you all. You can keep the mic and video off.

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