The Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee was 45 years old on 19th July 2014, many members and supporters gathered the celebrate it’s 45th anniversary after receiving a blessing from the monks.
What is Vesak Day?
The day of Vesak or Baisakha Puja is the day of worshiping or merit making for Buddhists all over the world. On this sacred day Buddhist commemorate three great events, the birth of the Buddha, his Enlightenment and his Mahaparinibbana or passing away on same day of full moon day of this month. Buddha’s main teachings is not to do any evil, cultivate good things and purify one’s own mind. However, the core foundation of Buddhist teachings is called Four Noble Truths (Catu ariya sacca) :
1) The fact that unhappiness exists (dukkha)
2) The cause of that unhappiness (samudaya)
3) The fact that unhappiness may cease (nirodha)
4) The Way leading to the cessation of unhappiness (magga).
These Four Noble Truths are the foundation of all the teachings of the Buddha. The Way to end suffering is following the Middle Way. In his second sermon, the Buddha taught something unique: that Impermanence is a fact; that the experience of suffering is our reaction; suffering which we can reduce only if we develop selflessness / egolessness(non-soul identity) which the Buddha termed anatta.
In November 1998 all the buddhist countries such as Sri Lanka, Thailand, Burma, Nepal, India etc. proposed agenda for ‘International recognition of the day of Vesak’ to the United Nations. On 15th Dec. 1999 the UN’s General assembly adopted the resolution for the international recognition of the day of Vesak (Buddha Jayanti). Since, UN celebrates this day every year at its head office in New York and other regional centres all over the world.
Presently, not only the buddhist but other faiths also celebrate this day with great joy by practicing moral ways and purifies the mind, which is the way (buddhamarga) to achieve real happiness and peace within.
On this auspicious day of Vesak Day every human being should take an oath to cultivate good, purify the mind for real happiness and peace and thus pay homage to the Buddha by practicing it. May this holy day bring you good thoughts and good deeds always.
Bhavatu Sabba Mangalam
May you be happy and peaceful.
Pictures of the Kathina Celebration in November 2013, enjoyed by over 150 members and supporters of the Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara
Pictures from Dhamma Chakka Pravatan Day on Saturday 12th July 2014
Buddhists at Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara celebrate the anniversary of the Buddha giving his first sermon and thus setting in motion the Wheel of Dhamma. On this day the Sangha was created as the first five monks were taught Dhamma and ordained as monks.
All are Welcome to Celebrate Buddha Jayanti at the Wolverhampton Buddha Vihara
on Sunday 18th May 2014 from 10:45am
All Welcome to:
Dr Ambedkar Memorial Committee of GB – Wolverhampton Diksha Divas Celebration – 20th October 2013
Short Programme and Fireworks on 14th October 2013 at 7pm
Buddha Jayanti 2013 Special Broadcast Programmes:
Programme 2 -
Programme 3 -
Dr Ambedkar 122nd Birth Anniversary – 14 April 2013:
Please see special programme broadcast in response to the Bodh Gaya, Bihar, India, Terrorist bombings on 7-7-2013
For Buddhists the world over this one of the most highly venerated shrines, this is after all where the Buddha attained Enlightened over 2600 years ago.