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Buddha Day Celebrations

21st May @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST

BUDDHA DAY – Entering the Golden Light of Enlightenment

Festival days are an important time for us to come together as a community and celebrate the three jewels of Buddhism, the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Please come and join us as we rejoice in the Buddha at Brixton Buddhist Community’s Buddha Day celebrations.

The Buddha lived over 2,500 years ago, yet Buddhists all over the world still celebrate his life and his teachings in the festival of Buddha Day, or Wesak. His spiritual quest to liberate himself and others from the pain and sufferings of worldly things has continued to inspire people throughout the centuries.

We’ll be rejoicing in the Buddha in Brixton Buddhist Community’s Buddha Day celebrations as we host a key-note talk from Suryagupta, the chair of the London Buddhist Centre. Suryagupta is an extremely experienced and inspiring teacher; with a background in storytelling, her teaching weaves myth, dream and everyday experience into a profound narrative that takes her listeners on a journey right to the heart of the Buddha’s teachings.

We will also be hearing from some of the Mitras from our community who will give short talks drawing on their own personal experience. As usual the day will conclude with ritual and provide a chance to connect with our friends and teachers from the Sangha.

at Effra Space, 21 Effra Parade,
(venue has step-free access throughout)



Our events are free of charge but all donations are gratefully received. We are completely reliant on your gifts to run these events, and to keep them free for those without the means to give financially. We’d suggest a donation of £20/£10 for this festival event, depending on your income. There will be a collection bowl and card reader at the event. If you’d like to make a donation in advance, click here.

The Brixton Buddhist Community is a fully registered UK Charity (no. 1084889)


21st May
2:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST


Effraspace, 21 Effra Parade
Brixton, London SW2 1PX
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