In celebration of the birth of Sakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, the iconic Elizabeth Quay will be buzzing with activities during the 2-day special event ‘Buddha’s Birthday’.
Spreading the message of Respect, Tolerance, Consensus and Openness this joyful event will provide an insight into Buddhist teachings and philosophy and allow visitors to see, hear and taste a variety of experiences through ceremonies and rituals, cultural displays and exhibits, vegetarian food and multicultural entertainment.
Entry is free and everyone is welcome to participate in a huge range of activities including
• Chinese Lion and Dragon dancing
• Tea and Incense appreciation workshops
• Baby blessings
• Chinese calligraphy
• Children’s rides and art and craft
• Cooking demonstrations
• Mass meditation and multi-faith blessing ceremony
• Photographic exhibition
• Multicultural Vegetarian Food Fair
• Fireworks Display and lots more.
Organised by the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple, WA Buddha’s Light International Association of WA, the Nan Tien Institute, Wollongong and supported by the Office of Multicultural Interests, Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority, City of Perth and City of Bayswater this smoke-free and alcohol-free event will be one of Perth’s biggest multi-cultural events and you will see how Buddhism can touch your life.
When: Saturday 8th April, from 11am to 8.30pm and Sunday 9th April from 9am to 5pm
Where: Elizabeth Quay, The Esplanade, Perth
FREE For more information: visit Buddha's Birthday