VESAK DAY 2021 CELEBRATIONS
26 MAY 2021
9.00am - 12.30pm
A virtual Vesak day celebration brought to you by Singapore Buddhist Mission
Vesak Day is celebrated by Buddhist worldwide and, today, our lives have changed with a worldwide on-going pandemic. Metta is the Pali word for “loving-kindness” or “boundless love” we practice Metta by invoking a “strong wish for the well-being and happiness of others”. #OneMettaApart advocates the practice of Metta for oneself and others and for us to be as mindful as possible in our daily thoughts, speech and bodily actions. Metta brings people’s hearts and minds closer without barriers and biases in this trying period.
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THE GREAT METTA SIT
15-minute virtual Metta Meditation
Virtual gathering of 1,000 like-minded friends to practice Metta and Mindfulness meditation for 15 minutes under the guidance of Ven Mahinda Maha Thera.
Virtual performance and sing-along
Join us in celebration with SBM’s signature E-Vesak concert in collaboration with local Buddhist musicians. The event will culminate with a Vesak Day song, capping with dedication of merits and Vesak Day message by Venerable Heng Sure
Puja, Light Offerings and Dharma Talk
Ven Mahinda Maha Thera will give a Vesak Day talk “In the footsteps of the Buddha…” with Metta and Mindfulness. There will be a launch of an exciting Metta program by Guest of Honour.
METTA FOR GOOD
Donations to our partner charities
Metta for Good aims to encourage meritorious action and wholesome Dana (generosity) on Vesak Day through donations towards Firefly Mission and Aranya Sangha Dana Fellowship (local charities)
E-Vesak Blessings and Aspirations
Opening Prayers with Chief Reverend K. Dhammika Maha Thera
Refuge in the Triple Gems
Offering of Lights as a Community
28 Buddha Puja
The Great Metta Sit
1000 person 15-min sit guided by Venerable Mahinda Maha Thera
Vesak Welcome Speech by Guest-of-Honour
“In the footsteps of the Buddha…” with Metta and Mindfulness
Vesak Day talk by Venerable Mahinda Maha Thera
E-Vesak Metta Concert
Celebrating the collaborative Buddhist spirit on Vesak day
Spread Metta and Joy with local Buddhist Musicians
Dedication of Merits
Vesak Message and Dedication of Merits by Venerable Heng Sure
End of Morning Program