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Vesak Hanamatsuri Celebration

May 25, 2014
3:00 pmto4:30 pm

Please join us at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley on Sunday, May 25, 2014 for a Buddha Day, Vesak, and Hanamatsuri celebration.

Guest speaker:
Rev. Seigen Yamaoka

Co-sponsored by:
Buddhist Council of Northern California
Institute of Buddhist Studies
Center for Buddhist Education

Buddha Day Vesak Celebration

June 5, 2011
3:00 pmto5:00 pm

Peace and Harmony
dharma wheel
Please join us on Sunday June 5 to celebrate the birth, enlightenment, and passing away of Śākyamuni Buddha.

The Buddhist Council of Northern California together with the Institute of Buddhist Studies and the Center for Buddhist Education will host the annual Buddha Day (Vesak) Celebration with theme “Peace and Harmony,” on Sunday, June5, 2011 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Jodo Shinshu Center in Berkeley.

This event brings together Buddhist from the various traditions in Northern California to celebrate together the historic events of the historical Buddha.

The Dharma message for this event is the Rev. Kodo Umezu, Director of the Center for Buddhist Education at the JSC.

Free and open to the public. Please join us!

Sunday June 5, 2011
3:00 to 5:00 PM
Jodo Shinshu Center
2140 Durant Ave
Berkeley, CA

For more information please contact us here.

2010 Vesak Celebration

May 16, 2010
3:00 pmto5:00 pm

The Center for Buddhist Studies, the Buddhist Council of Northern California, and the Institute of Buddhist Studies are co-sponsering a 2010 Vesak celebration at the Compassion Mediation Center in Hayward, Ca., on Sunday May 16, 2010 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

The Compassion Meditation Center is located at
17327 Meekland Avenue
Hayward, Ca 94541

For more information download this informational flyer or contact the Compassion Mediation Center at
510.481.1577.

Vesak Celebration: Steps Along the Way

May 30, 2009
3:00 pmto6:00 pm

The Buddhist Council of Northern California presents its annual Vesak Celebration at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery, Saturday, May 30, 2009

Vesak Celebration: Steps Along the Way will feature an address by Professor Martin Verhgoeven of the Graduate Theological Union and the participation of Buddhists from many traditions.

Co-chairpersons for this sacred Buddhists holiday celebration are: Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, Venerable Madawala Seelawimnala, IBS Adjunct Professor; and the Venerable Heng Sure, Head Master of the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery.

The gathering is opened to the public for this celebration commemorating the life of the historical Shakamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.

This event will be hosted at
The Berkeley Buddhist Monastery
2304 McKinley Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94703

2009 Vesak Celebration

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 9:13 am

The Buddhist Council of Northern California (BCNC) will hosts the annual Vesak Celebration on Saturday, May 30, 2009 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery. The theme of this year’s gathering will be “Steps Along the Way” with a featured address by Professor Martin Verhgoeven of the Graduate Theological Union and the participation of Buddhists from many traditions.

Co-chairpersons for this sacred Buddhists holiday celebration are: Rev. Dr. David Matsumoto of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, Venerable Madawala Seelawimnala, IBS Adjunct Professor; and the Venerable Heng Sure, Head Master of the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery.

The gathering is opened to the public for this celebration commemorating the life of the historical Shakamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism.

The Berkeley Buddhist Monastery is located at 2304 McKinley Ave. , Berkeley, CA 94703.

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