A big Buddha bash beyond belief

Saanich News, Apr 7 2006

Saanich, Victoria BC (Canada) -- The Victoria Zen Buddhist Centre is promising the big Buddha of all birthday parties this weekend.

The centre is hosting its second annual celebration to commemorate the birthday of Buddha Shakyamuni, the founder of Buddhism, who was born 563 BC.

The event is a chance for the centre to school newcomers about Buddha's story and experience a Buddhist ceremony. People of all faiths are welcome to take part.

Plus, there will be cake. The free event will take place Sunday, April 9 at 1 p.m. at the Interfaith Chapel at UVic. Donations are welcome.