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A greener, more meaningful event to mark Wesak Day

by Christina Low, The Star, May 13, 2014

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia -- SOME Buddhist temples are trying to ensure that this year’s Wesak Day will be a greener event by building their own floats with recycled materials and by not using disposable utensils.

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Buddhists from 80 countries join ‘World Vesak Day’ at Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University Ayutthaya

NNT, May 12, 2014

AYUTTHAYA, Thailand -- Leaders of Buddhism from 80 different countries around the world have joined the world Vesak Day Celebration, held at Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Ayutthaya Province.

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Monastery encourages people to be kind to animals on Vesak Day

Channel News Asia, May 13, 2014

Some Buddhist devotees think that handing their pets to a monastery is a liberation of life. But the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery points out that this is a misconception.

SINGAPORE -- Some monasteries often get requests to take in abandoned pets.

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Buddhist Sangha conference to begin on Sunday

Eleven Myanmar, 9 May 2014

Kabaaye, Myanmar -- An all-sect Buddhist conference will be held at Mahapathana Cave in Yangon’s Kabaaye Highland from May 11 to 13, according to the regional Sangha association.

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Temples prepare for Wesak

The New Straits Times, 12 May 2014

IPOH, Perak (Malaysia) -- PREPARATIONS are underway throughout the state's Buddhist temples ahead of tomorrow's Wesak Day celebration which commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha.

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Sia Tze Jee Buddhist Temple abuzz with activities

By Chuah Bee Kim, The New Straits Times, 12 May 2014

JOHOR BARU. Johor (Malaysia) -- The Sia Tze Jee Buddhist Temple here have been abuzz with activities since 7am today.

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Exhibition on Buddha's teachings to mark Wesak

The star, May 11, 2014

SHAH ALAM, Selangor (Malaysia) --  The Buddhist Mis­sionary Society Malaysia (BMSM) from the Samadhi Vihara Temple here is holding its first exhibition on the teachings of the Buddha to mark Wesak Day celebration.

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Don’t release animals into the wild for Vesak Day: Singapore National Parks

Today Online, May 7, 2014

Releasing animals will do more harm than good, exposing them to natural predators and causing harm to the eco-system

SINGAPORE -- The National Parks Board (NParks) has reminded members of the public not to release animals into the parks and nature areas during the Vesak Day period.

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Buddhists flock to Vietnam’s largest temple for Vesak

VietNamNet Bridge, May 9, 2014

Ninh Binh, Vietnam - Tens of thousands of Buddhists from across the country have flocked to Bai Dinh, the largest temple in Vietnam, to attend the opening celebration of Vesak 2014, the international Buddhist event that takes place from May 7 to 11.

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UN Day of Vesak in Vietnam commemorations wrap up

VietnamNet, May 12, 2014

Ninh Binh, Vietnam -- The 2014 UN Day of Vesak successfully wrapped up on Saturday in the northern province of Ninh Binh, with the adoption of a statement highlighting three sustainable development pillars.

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