Vesak Celebration 2017

​The 2017 Joint Vesak Celebration was held in Brasilia-DF on 13 May 2017 at Templo Shin Budista Terra Pura. This is the second time such celebration was held, the first one was held in 2016.

 

The Embassy of Sri Lanka served as the coordinator for this year's celebration, with the support of several other embassies, i.e. Thailand, Vietnam, South Korea, India, Nepal, Myanmar, Bangladesh, China, Japan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, and Indonesia.

 

The ringing of the bell started off the celebration, which followed by a sermon by the Chief Priest of the temple. The Ambassador of Sri Lanka, H. E. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya delivered a remark which among others encourage people to follow the value of Buddhism teachings, such as compassion, peace and good will.

 

After the ceremony, the attending public enjoyed some refreshments and also typical dishes and drinks provided by the temple and the supporting embassies. The temple also organized a meditation session afterward.