The Washington, DC area International Buddhist Committee is
an interdenominational collection of local Buddhist organizations coming together to organize
and promote events of interest to the entire Buddhist community. Since
1986, IBC member temples have hosted a yearly International
Vesak Festival celebrating the Buddha's birth, enlightenment, and
parinirvana (passing beyond).
International Buddhist Committee of Washington, D.C.
The 19th Annual
International Vesak Day
May 21, 2005/2549
Join Buddhists from temples representing over 10 different countries as we celebrate the Birth, Enlightenment and Mahaparinirvana of Lord Buddha.
The 19th International Vesak Day’s activities include:
Offerings and circumambulations, prayers and homages to Lord Buddha, workshops, Dharma lectures and guided meditations given by Buddhist teachers from around the Washington, DC area.
Wat Lao Buddhavong Buddhist Temple
3043 Catlett Road
Catlett, Virginia 20119
All are welcome. No charge – Free Parking – Donations gratefully accepted
See reverse for schedule and directions.
8:30 am Circumambulation and commencement
9:00 am Religious ceremony and teachings
11:20 am Lunch
1:00 pm Afternoon program: Cultural show and Dharma presentations
3:00 pm Conclusion ceremony
Directions to Wat Lao Buddhavong
3043 Catlett Road, Catlett, Virginia, 20119
1. Take Route 66 West
2. Take Exit 44 onto 234 South
3. Turn right onto Route 28 South
4. After about ten minutes, cross the county line for Prince William and Fauquier Counties, look to the left and see the temple roof of Wat Lao
5. Turn left into drive marked by a welcome to Wat Lao sign
More information about Wat Lao Buddhavong can be found at www.watlao.org
IBC Members gather at Wat Lao Buddhavong to plan the 2005 Vesak Celebration
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