Wesak (pronounced Vay-sock) is celebrated all over the world, in all forms of Buddhism, and commemorates the birth of Shakyamuni Buddha. All are welcome to join the ceremony and it will be held both online and in person.
The beauty of this ceremony is greatly enhanced by the participation of children and the presence of bountiful flowers!
Everyone in the Dirt Zendo will have a chance to process past the altar and pour sweet tea over the baby Buddha’s head, and we’ll have a camera on the Wesak altar for the Cloud Zendo participants.
Sunday, April 2, 2023 ~ 9:30-10:00am Pacific Time
Please bring kids and/or flowers in time to help decorate the baby Buddha’s bower at 9:00am.
Wesak Ceremony Program for Participants
Full Wesak Instructions for Sacristan
Wesak Ceremony – Doan Copy
Wesak Ceremony in the Cloud Zendo
To enhance your Wesak Ceremony at home, you can download a copy of the Baby Buddha to put on your altar in addition to, or in place of, your usual statue or image.
Stay tuned for additional recommendations for an at-home ceremony.