It’s spring, the most divine weather of the year and with a nod to Vesak or Buddha’s birthday we’re celebrating serenity. The actual date of Vesak in the month of May varies according to the lunar calendar. May 24th is the date in the 2013 calendar.

By the way, for the curious who ask….how do we do we know the date of Buddha’s birthday… it was decided in Sri Lanka in 1950 at the first Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists. Conference attendees chose the holy day of Vesak as a day to celebrate the birth, enlightenment and death of Siddartha Gautama Buddha.

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