UNVESAKVIC18 | COMMEMORATION | Modern-day Multicultural Celebration of the Buddha’s Birth Enlightenment and Passing | Saturday 12 May 2018

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Join Buddhists and friends from around Victoria, Australia and the world to celebrate one of the most important days in the Buddhist Calendar. Commemorate together the Buddha’s universal peace message for the world.

SANGHA DANA | Arrive 9.45am for 10am
Lunch Offering to Buddhist Monks and Nuns
Where: St Peters Eastern Hill Anglican Church Hall, 15 Gisborne Street, East Melbourne

Free vegetarian lunch packs available.
Traditional Drummers, Buddha Floats, Flags, Lanterns, the colours of Victoria’s Buddhist Community
Where: Assembling at Parliament Gardens Reserve, corner Nicholson Street Extension (opp Her Majesty’s) & Albert Streets, East Melbourne. Public car parking nearby. Opp Parliament Station. Walk Spring Street and Collins Street to Melbourne Town Hall

COMMEMORATION | 1.30-3.30pm
• Veneration of Buddha Relics
• Chanting & Blessing from various Buddhist Traditions and languages
• One Community
Guided Meditation
• Interfaith Messages
Where: Melbourne Town Hall, corner Swanston & Collins Streets

Cost: Free

Victorian United Nations Day of Vesak Inc (UNVesakVIC18)

This event has been kindly sponsored by the Victorian Multicultural Commission, City of Melbourne and other kind donors.