Saturday 17 February 2024 9:30am – 11:30am
Parinirvana Day invites us to really take a look at impermanence. It marks the passing of the Buddha’s human body. Even the Buddha, “he who was so kind”, passed away. Is there space for a little more kindness in our current lives?
We’ll sit together, in these bodies we have this one time only, reflect, take some time to mark the lives of friends and family who have passed away in the last twelve months, and chant together.
Please bring along a picture of anyone whose life you’d like to mark. Or maybe it’s more appropriate for you to bring something that speaks of their life.
You don’t have to speak, or bring anything, or know someone who has passed recently. Bearing witness is a wonderful gift to give. And in return receiving reminders of impermanence, hearing and feeling the wonder of human life. Kindness for ourselves and others.
Join the 9.30 am meditation or arrive 10.30 for a gathering in the shrine room led by Yasokaruna.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to book?
No, just turn up!
Do I need to be a Buddhist or a regular at the centre?
Everyone is welcome, but the day will be especially suitable for those who have been to the centre at least a couple times before.
How much does the day cost?
We don't charge a fixed price for our classes but instead invite you to make a donation to the centre to help us cover our running costs.
A donation of $15-20 would help us to cover our costs, but everyone is equally welcome, even if you cannot give anything at all.