UNVesakVIC24 | COMMEMORATING | United Nations International Day of Vesak in Victoria | Saturday 11 May 2024 | 10am-3.30pm

 [Edited extract from public address]

Join Victoria’s Buddhist Community in the centre of Melbourne for Vesak 2024 – a multi-cultural celebration of the Lord Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment and Passing.

2024 marks the 17th year of the Victorian United Nations Day of Vesak celebrations in Victoria. We are happy to announce a program that brings together Buddhist and wider communities of various cultures and traditions to celebrate a key uniting event in our Buddhist calendar – Vesak.

The 2024 program continues with the three-part format:
  • 9.45am for 10am: Sangha Dana – Lunch Offering to Buddhist Monks and Nuns @ Catholic Leadership Centre, 576 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne
  • 12.15pm for 1pm: Friendship Walk – Walking mindfully together. Traditional Drummers, Buddha Floats, Flags, Lotuses, the colours of Victoria’s Buddhist Community @ Parliament Gardens Reserve, assemble corner Nicholson Street Extension & Albert Streets, East Melbourne. Public car parking nearby. Opp Parliament Station. Walk Spring Street & Collins Street to Melbourne Town Hall
  • 1.45-3.30pm: Commemoration – Veneration of Buddha Relics • Chanting & Blessing from various Buddhist Traditions and languages • Guided Meditation • Interfaith Messages @ Melbourne Town Hall, corner Swanston & Collins Streets
With special feature:
  • 10am-6pm: Giant 21 Taras Thangka (Painting) – Don’t miss an extraordinary opportunity to view this 9x15m painting of power and compassion of the 21 Taras (21 Goddesses) @ Melbourne Town Hall, corner Swanston & Collins Streets
Further details on each part of the program can be found at Facebook and website.


Victorian United Nations Day of Vesak Inc (UNVesakVIC24)