Sunday, May 6th, 2012
Buddha Day is celebrated in all Buddhist communities and countries around the world. It honors the three most important events in the life of Buddha: his birth, his enlightenment, and the attainment of Nirvana at his death.
The Buddha Day celebration seeks to unite our community with his message of inner happiness and universal peace.
In collaboration with various local organizations several activities were presented at the World Peace Day & Buddha’s Birthday Celebration, held at the New Jersey Buddhist Vihara & Meditation Center on Sunday, May 6th, 2012. The event included: Walking Meditation, Peace Pole dedication, World Peace Flag Ceremony and Interfaith Peace Prayer.
A special Peace Pole Dedication and World Peace Prayer & Flag Ceremony was presented by Ann Marie Robustelli, Assistant Director at The World Peace Sanctuary.
Sponsoring Organizations included Friends of Nepal – NJ, Somerset County Cultural Diversity Coalition, Rotary International District 7510, The World Peace Prayer Society, NJ Buddhist Vihara, Franklin Township Interfaith Council and many other local interfaith organizations.