The Full Moon of the Buddha
The Wesak Festival, celebrated at the Taurus Full Moon, is said to be the day of greatest spiritual opportunity in the year. For Buddhists Wesak marks the birth, enlightenment and death of the Buddha. In the ageless wisdom it is a living event, a time when a great blessing is poured forth upon the world by the Buddha. This blessing results in an unusual inflow of life and spiritual stimulation, vitalizing the aspiration of all people of goodwill everywhere.
Wesak is the highpoint of the spiritual year. Legend speaks of a sacred ceremony in which the Buddha, the Christ and enlightened Beings at the heart of all faiths deliver a special blessing to the world. As we link with this event, a great channel of light is created that uplifts all life.