May 9, 2020 Photos / Vesak Celebration 2020We would like to invite you to celebrate Vesak Day 2020 at Plum Village.Traditionally, the monastic community organizes to celebrate Vesak together. This year we celebrated it separately in three hamlets. It’s a chance for us to express our respect and gratitude to the Buddha, the one who shows us the way to live happily.On the full moon of the lunar calendar in April.A blooming water lily welcomes the Vesak Day.How auspicious to start the day with a Dharma talk “The Path of the Buddha” from Br. Phap Ung in Upper Hamlet, while the rest of the world joined via the live stream.Music always goes straight to the heart.The ceremony to celebrate Vesak – the birth of the Buddha, his enlightenment, and his passing into parinirvana.A solemn moment…… with body, speech and mind in oneness.I follow in the footsteps of the Buddha.Buddha smiles to see his continuation.Namo Shakyamunaye BuddhayaToday we bathe the Tathagata. Deep wisdom and clarity bring great happiness……May all living beings who are overwhelmed by suffering See the Dharmakaya in this very world.A chance to renew our monastic vow brings much happiness.Bathing baby Buddha is also refreshing our Buddha nature.“Papa, can I bathe the baby Buddha too?”A fan dance offers joy to the Sangha.All living beings rejoice.Enjoy more photos here.