Community combines for Vesak Day celebrations

The Buddhist Channel, 13 May 2014

Queensland, Australia -- The University of Queensland community celebrated the birth, enlightenment and death of Budda at Vesak Day celebrations on Tuesday 13 May.

UQ’s Multi-Faith Chaplaincy celebrated the most significant day of the Buddhist calendar with Buddhist Chaplain Venerable Wu Chin.

UQ’s Multi-Faith Chaplaincy Manager Andrea Colledge said people brought flowers, candles and joss-sticks as symbolic offerings.

“Buddhism is practiced all over the world and we feel that this is a tremendous opportunity for UQ to join in and celebrate this auspicious holiday with our Buddhist friends from around the world,” she said.

“UQ is privileged to host many students who practice some variant of Buddhism.

“The Multi-Faith Chaplaincy hosts several Buddhist and meditation groups that welcome anyone who is interested in exploring the tradition.”

There wwere several events exploring the life of Buddha, Buddhism and the Buddhist meditation tradition.