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Vesak Celebration at Shantideva

Saturday, May 11 @ 10:00 am 3:00 pm

photo showing several buildings and trees on a country property, with a tree covered hill in the background
View of Shantideva Monastery in Castro Valley

This coming Sunday, May 11, Shantideva Monastery welcomes the community to a Vesak celebration. Vesak is the annual observance of the Buddha’s birthday and/or enlightenment day. 

You are welcome to join us for a half-day of meditation from 10 a.m. until 2 or 2:30 p.m. (you can arrive as early as 9:30).  Please bring your own lunch!

After lunch we will have a ceremony involving bathing baby Buddha. 👶🪷

Approximate schedule:

9:30am gathering
10am sitting meditation
10:30am chanting in Vietnamese and English
11am Dharma sharing
11:45am break
12 noon walking meditation
12:30pm mindful lunch (bring your own vegetarian food)
1:30pm Vesak celebration

Dylan Tweney

+1 650-315-9607

Shantideva Monastery

30345 Palomares Road
Castro Valley, California 94552 United States
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