Parinirvana/ Nirvana Service

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Start:
February 17, 2019 10:00 am
End:
February 17, 2019 11:00 am
Organizer:
James
Updated:
October 31, 2018
Venue:
Calgary Buddhist Temple
Phone:
403-263-5723
Address:
658 - 1 Avenue N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 3Y1, Canada

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.

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