Mindful Families invites you and your family to celebrate Buddha’s birthday with us. The highlight of the day is decorating the 6-tusk elephant and leading it into the gompa with the children’s procession! There will be storytelling, mantra recitation, birthday cake with the nuns, sweet tea and bath offering to Baby Buddha. Suitable for children and adults of all ages.
Come join in the celebrations, volunteer your help and make offerings. Ven. Drolkar, Ven. Trin-la Demi Kehoe, and Leanne Papas will lead the events, decorating the elephant and children’s prarade, and a short but sweet Buddha Birthday Puja for the whole family. Ven. Trin-la prepares a new buddha-themed cake each year – always a spectacular surprise!
Please remember that your children must be supervised by you at all times (to ensure a safe and enjoyable celebration).
What to bring: Hat, bottle of water for you and your child, snacks & lunch for your family, pre-packaged offerings for Baby Buddha, a donation (suggested $10 per family, but whatever you are comfortable with on the day). By donation (suggested $10 per family, but there is no set amount).