Parinirvana Puja

A puja to celebrate the Buddha's life and death

Reclining Buddha

To celebrate Parinirvana Day (February 15th), we will tonight share in a puja or ritual.

Earlier in the week, on Sangha night (February 14th), there will be a talk and discussion led by Sthiraratna about what Parinirvana is. If you're curious about the meaning and significance of Parinirvana Day, it would be helpful to attend this session.

Parinirvana Day is when we celebrate the part of the Buddha's life (his death) that represents the impermanence of all conditioned things. It is a time to reflect on impermanence in general - death being the most compelling example of this.

It is also a time we can also bring to mind people in our own lives who have died recently, and if someone close to you has died in the past year, we invite you to bring a photo of them to put on the shrine for the evening, so we may remember them with you.

Please join us for an evening of readings from the Pali canon, reflection, ritual, mantra and meditation.

When

17 February 2024  7:00pm-9:00pm

Cost

By dana / koha

Caring for each other's health

Before attending, please read our current Covid Guidelines. This is part of how we practice together.

Location

Image of The Auckland Buddhist Centre
The Auckland Buddhist Centre

45b Normanby Rd, Mt Eden

Led by

Portrait of Sthiraratna
Sthiraratna

Sthiraratna ('steer-a-rat-na') is the Auckland Buddhist Centre Manager and has been involved in the Triratna movement since around 2010, in both the…