2016 Message to Buddhists for the feast of Vesakh

Wednesday, May 18 2016
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The Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has released its 2016 Message to Buddhists for the feast of Vesakh, on the theme "Buddhists and Christians: Together to Foster Ecological Education". This Buddhist holy day commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha who, according to tradition, was born, achieved enlightenment, and died during the full moon of the month of May. The feast of Vesakh (also spelled Vesak or Wesak in English) is usually observed on the day of the full moon in May, which in Canada this year falls on May 21.

Link to the Message

Last Updated on Wednesday, May 18 2016