Skip to main content

Wesak

Wesak, is the most important festival of the year for the Buddhist community. It is the observance that commemorates the Birth, Enlightenment and Final Nirvana of the Buddha. Wesak falls on the full moon day of the fifth month of the year. This year Wesak falls on May 29th.
It is said that during the full moon of Taurus, Buddha descents from his high place to bestow spiritual blessings on the world. It is thought that at this time, great expansions of consciousness which are not possible at other times become possible, and that energies are transmitted that assist humanity in taking the next steps on the path of spiritual growth.
Wesak is celebrated in a number of ways around the world. There is often the ceremonial release of small creatures, such as birds or turtles, as a symbol of the Buddha's compassion for all things. A statue of the baby Buddha may be bathed in a ritual commemorating his birth. Dharma talks are given, often on the eight precepts (teachings of Buddhism), since this ceremony is intended to reflect on the life of the Buddha and the goal for all of enlightenment. Sitting and/or walking meditation may be a part of the festivities as well. Traditionally, vegetarian meals are served. In the evening, candlelight or lantern processionals end the celebration.
This occasion is observed by millions of Buddhists throughout the world. Schools may wish to acknowledge this day through activities that promote understanding and learning for all students.
We acknowledge this special day of enlightenment.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Booking Student-Led Conferences on EDSBY

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Dear Parents / Guardians:
Westminster PS is pleased to announce that we will be using an online process through Edsby to manage our Parent Teacher Interviews/Student Led Conferences scheduled for Nov 22 & 23, 2018.
Edsby is an intuitive, cloud-based platform that will allow families to easily reserve times to meet with their child’s teachers. YRDSB in partnership with Edsby have created a secure platform that protects the privacy of information for our YRDSB families.
Families will need to create an Edsby account to access the online appointment scheduler for their child’s teachers for Student Led Conferences. Only families who create an Edsby account prior to the schedule being opened on November 7th will have access. For help signing up for Parent-Teacher interviews/Student Led Conferences, please visit http://bit.ly/ptifamily.
If you require assistance in setting up your Edsby account, or have any questions about the booking process, please contact our ma…

Student-Led Conferences - this year on EDSBY!

Family/staff interviews are set for the evening of Thursday November 22, 2018 and the morning of Friday November 23, 2018. This year we will use of an online process through Edsby to manage our interview scheduling.

Edsby is an intuitive, cloud-based platform that will allow families to easily reserve times to meet with their child’s teachers. YRDSB in partnership with Edsby have created a secure platform that protects the privacy of information for our YRDSB families.

Families will need to create an Edsby account to access the online appointment scheduler for their child’s teachers for interviews. Only families who create an Edsby account prior to the schedule being opened November 7th will have access. For more information on EDSBY please see http://www.edsby.com/help/parents/.

If you have not yet registered, you will receive an email from York Region District School Board with instructions on how to create an Edsby account. If you do not see the email, please check your junk mail f…

Bathurst Clark Resource Library 25th Anniversary