February 17, 2019
Join us for a 30 minute meditation time prior to our main service.
Everyone is welcome!
If you are interested in meditation but do not have a practice please come by 9:00 am and we can provide instruction to get you started.
This is a Jodo Shinshu/ Mahayana Buddhist service that marks the death of the Buddha. It is known as either Parinirvana or just Nirvana Day.
Buddhists celebrate the death of the Buddha, because having attained Awakening, he achieved freedom from physical existence and its sufferings.
The Buddha’s death came when he was eighty years old, and had spent forty years teaching after his Enlightenment. He died in a state of meditation, and attained nirvana, a release from the cycle of death and rebirth.