|Birth, Awakening, Rest: Happy Vesak Day!|
- It is celebrated by Buddhist communities around the world, including SoCal. The Los Angeles Buddhist Vihara in Pasadena and the Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara in L.A.'s Crenshaw district (both Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhist temple complexes and monasteries) will celebrate Vesak all day on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Other temples are celebrating on various dates, including the Thai Dhammakaya International Meditation Center in Azusa, which usually holds the largest and most multicultural celebration. Check local temples for details.
- The Significance of Vesak or Buddha Day (BuddhaNet)
|Dressed in white for Vesak (Dhammakaya)|
|Happy Vesak Day (BodhiPunx)|
|Young monastic novices set oil lamps around the Buddha in Sri Lanka (newsinsidelanka).|