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Anagārika and anagārikā ‘Going Forth’ ceremonies

On Saturday 26th April, Chris Iverson and Piero Mattei will be requesting the Anagārika 'Going Forth', formally asking to live within the monks' community for one year on the Eight Precepts. Also on Sunday 4th May Crystal Goh and Sabine Scherer will be requesting the Anagārikā 'Going Forth', formally asking to live within the nuns' community for one year on the Eight Precepts.

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Vesākha Pūjā Celebrations (Wesak)

The annual Vesākha Pūjā (Wesak) celebrations at Amaravati will take place on Sunday, 18 May 2014. On this day we will celebrate Wesak, or Vesākha Puja, commemorating the three key events in the Buddha’s life that are traditionally considered to have taken place on the full moon of May: his birth, Awakening, and Final Nibbāna.

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Visiting Elders

Luang Por Liem and Luang Por Sumedho will be returning to Amaravati this year. They will be attending the Wesak celebration and the International Elders' Meeting in May. Luang Por Sumedho will also be here with us for his 80th birthday on 27th July, as well as for the Kathina ceremony in the autumn. See below for the dates of the Elders' stay at Amaravati.

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