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Vesak Celebration Day

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join the monastery outdoors to celebrate the Buddha’s birthday, enlightenment, and passing away

A day of celebration and a potluck meal.

Join us for a daylong celebration of the Buddha’s birthday, enlightenment, and passing away at Empty Cloud Monastery with bhikkhus and bhikkhunis (male and female monks).

Come enjoy an organic potluck lunch (please bring something to share) and spend the day listening to the Dharma and engaging in the practice of noble community.

There is no entry fee for this daylong event. Donations are welcome to sustain the Dharma freely offered. Please park on the street.

Schedule of the Day

  • 10:00 – Arrive & Settle In
  • 10:15 – Welcome
  • 11:00 – Potluck Lunch
  • 1:00 – Dharma Talk
  • 2:00 – Walking Meditation
  • 3:30 – Q&A Discussion
  • 4:00 – Closing Remarks

For info on how to get to Empty Cloud from NYC via public transit, please see here: https://buddhistinsights.org/how-to-get-here-from-nyc/


To ensure the safety of all participants, we will be practicing social distancing during the event. Please wear a face mask at all times, and bring all the supplies you will need to comfortably practice outside, which may include a blanket, cushion, insect repellent, and bottled water, etc.


Empty Cloud
29 Ridgeway Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
West Orange, NJ 07052 US
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