Gautama Buddha was a philosopher, spiritual healer and religious leader who lived in the country now known as Nepal and also lived in India. He taught for approximately 45 years, travelling around the Ganges Plain, where his teachings were based on his insight into dunkha, which translates as suffering, also the end of dukkha; a state which is known as nirvana. He taught a spiritual path which included ethical training and meditative practices, of which, many Eastern and Western cultures follow today.
This year, over the weekend of Friday to Sunday 14th to 16th May 2021, the Buddha Birth Day Festival will return to being hosted at the Chung Tian Temple, 1034 Underwood Road, Priestdale. It has been 24 years since the festival has been held at the Temple and hosted by Buddha's Light International Association of QLD.
Photo courtesy of Buddha Birth Day Festival, Facebook
Nestled in a serene forest, Chung Tian Temple will provide a perfect setting for celebrating Australia's harmony and diversity. Along with many activities, there will be traditional Chinese Tea ceremonies, multicultural performance, meditation, vegetarian foods stalls, Buddhist talks and a Baby Blessing Ceremony.
Due to COVID Safe practices, everyone, including minors, must register to attend this FREE event and you will need to show your ticket before admission. This event is a great opportunity to learn something about this revered spiritual man and his mission to bring peace in the World to everyone.
The Fo Guang Shan Chung Tian Temple is located at 1034 Underwood Road, Priestdale. Each day will commence at 9.00am and conclude at 5.00pm.