Visakha Puja Ceremony (The Bud...

Visakha Puja Ceremony (The Buddha’s Birthday Celebration)

You are invited to join us for
Visakha Puja Ceremony (The Buddha’s Birthday Celebration)
Sunday, May 26, 2019
9:45 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Wat Buddhametta: Tucson Buddhist Meditation Center
1133 S. Swan Road, Tucson, AZ 85711

We will celebrate Visakha Puja Day to commemorate 2,642 years since the birth of Buddha, 2,607 years since his enlightenment and 2562 years since his passing away. Each of these occurred on the full moon day of the month of Visakha. This year the exact Visakha Puja Day falls on the full moon day of May 18, 2019/2562. It is an auspicious occasion to celebrate the Buddha’s birthday, renew old friendships and to make new ones. If you would like to join the alms offering, you may bring food, fruits, and other basic needs for the monks for the alms offering ceremony. You are also welcome to bring a prepared dish to offer to the monks and share with others for lunch. You are all welcome to bring your family and friends to participate in this Buddhist ceremony. Whenever possible, the ceremonies will be bilingual, in Thai and English.

Sunday, May 26, 2019/2562

09:45 a.m. Gathering of the monks (Sangha), Buddhist lay people and guests
10.00 a.m. The Triple Gem Devotional for the congregation
10.45 a.m. The chanting of protection by the monks
11.00 a.m. Alms offering for the monks
11.15 a.m. Lunch served to the monks
12.00 p.m. Lunch for all laypeople
01.30 p.m. The Buddha Commemoration ceremony:
Sermon, gift offerings to monks, closing blessing for all people
02:00 p.m. Candlelight Procession in the garden to recognize the Buddha’s birthday

All are cordially invited to attend the ceremony.

Ajahn Sarayut Arnanta
Abbot of Wat Buddhametta

For more information contact the temple:
520-745-4624 or visit