The Festival of Wesak is the Festival of the Buddha, the spiritual intermediary between the highest spiritual centre, Shamballa, and the Hierarchy. The Buddha is the expression of the wisdom of God, the embodiment of light and the indicator of divine purpose. This Festival is fixed annually in relation to the full moon of May; it is the great Eastern Festival.

The Forces of Enlightenment are active at the time of the Wesak Festival. These Forces emanate from the heart of God; they are related to divine understanding and can reach and strengthen those who love and serve their fellowmen. This energy transmits the second principle of divinity, love-wisdom, of which the Buddha and the Christ are the two outstanding expression. The forces of enlightenement initiate the new world education. The first to be affected by them are the great educational movements, the forums of the people in all lands and the values which can unfold through mass communications media. The press, publishers of world literature, speakers, writers, radio commentators, newspaper men and social workers are all affected by these forces which stream into the minds of men. Their effects are not yet apparent to any degree, but these movements and people are the recipients today of the energies of enlightenment; as they recognise the new emerging ideas they can channel and direct energy to influence the masses of men everywhere.

Full Moon occurs

May 14, 2014

3:17 PM US EDT

8:17 PM BST (7.17 PM GMT)

Festival of Wesak Broadcast

Join us for the LIVE broadcast of the Festival of WESAK (Taurus) meetings in New York, Tuesday, May 13th and London, Wednesday, May 14th

Wesak Festival Talk

A talk given at the 2014 Wesak Festival in London | New York.

Join us for the live broadcasts of the meetings in London and New York


May 13,
at 7:00 p.m.

NY Theosophical Soc.,
242 E. 53rd Street
(bet. 2nd & 3rd Ave. ),
New York, New York

May 14,
at 18.30 p.m.

Lucis Trust Library

Suite 54, 3 Whitehall Court,

London, SW1A 2EF

(Embankment Underground

or Charing Cross Underground

and railway stations)

May 14,
18:30 h.

Université Ouvrière de Genève
2 rue du Cercle,
1201 Genève –
salle l’Arcade