Archives for May 28, 2010

Happy Birthday!

In many lands, the full moon of May is celebrated as Vesak.This is not yet a  Hallmark card holiday, yet it's celebrated around the world, as Buddha's day.  (Many consider it a triple celebration: day of his birth, of his enlightenment, and of his final transformation unto ultimate nirvana.) Wikipedia notes : Celebrating Vesākha also means making special efforts to bring happiness to the unfortunate like the aged, the handicapped and the sick. To this day, Buddhists will distribute gifts in ca … [Read more...]