Please join the Calgary Buddhist Temple on Sunday, December 10 in recognition of Bodhi Day. There will be a service and pot-luck meal afterwards.
December 8 marks the official day many Buddhists the world over celebrate as Bodhi Day. It is the day when Siddhartha Gautama attained enlightenment under the Bodhi Tree and became the Buddha, the “Awakened One.”
The Buddha’s enlightenment has for over 2,500 years been the central event as well as being the vision and underlying motivation of all Buddhist teachings.
Bodhi Day is an opportunity to acknowledge our dedication to the principles of wisdom, compassion and kindness — the distinguishing features of the Buddhist worldview.