Special events

Parinirvana - Special Puja

An opportunity to reflect on the central Buddhist teaching of impermanence

The Buddha in the Parinirvana posture

Our Parinirvana celebration marks the final passing away of the Buddha. His death came when he was eighty years old and had spent some forty years teaching after his Enlightenment. As we acknowledge his passing some 2500 years ago, we draw inspiration from his example, and affirm our own potential to follow in his footprints. In our unfolding and growing we honour his final words ‘With Mindfulness strive on’, and make our own footsteps, find our own unique path, to Awakening.

What is more, the notion that all things are impermanent is central to Buddhist teaching and, for Buddhists, loss and impermanence are things to be accepted rather than causes of pain and grief. Someone's death is also an opportunity to celebrate a life. We will have space through a led reflection as part of the puja to connect with gratitude to someone who has passed on, and whose creative qualities we admire. Bring a photo of this person, and they will be included in the puja.

When

15 February 2019  7:00pm-8:30pm

Cost

Dana/Koha

Location

Image of The Auckland Buddhist Centre
The Auckland Buddhist Centre

381 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland

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