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UN Observances | Vesak Day | 16 May 2022

United Nations Vesak Day Observance 2022

UN Secretary-General’s message for 2022:

I send my warmest wishes to all celebrating the Day of Vesak.

For millions of Buddhists around the world, May’s full moon represents a sacred occasion honouring the birth, enlightenment and passing of Lord Buddha.

This year, Vesak arrives at a moment of multiplying crises – from an unequal recovery from COVID-19, to the punishing effects of climate change, to conflicts, divisions and violence.

Each crisis reminds us of how far we have fallen away from Lord Buddha’s timeless teachings.

This Vesak, let us seize this moment of spiritual renewal, and honour Buddha’s wisdom by coming together as one, in solidarity, and shaping a better, more peaceful world for all people.

source: https://www.un.org/en/observances/vesak-day/messages

Buddhist News Features:

Thursday, May 4, 2023 Vesak Extra!
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Sunday, May 15, 2022 Vesak Extra!
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Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Vesak Extra!
UN: Let’s resolve to build lives of peace and dignity for all on a healthy planet

Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa.
Buddha sāsana.m cira.m ti.t.thatu.