dimanche 12 avril 2009

Vesak 2009 Reception of Relics of the Buddha 1

Presentation of the Buddha’s Relics to the European People
by the Patriarch of Thailand via the Buddhist Union of France

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, May 15, at the Institut Huyen Vi
86 Rue Pasteur 94400 Vitry sur Seine

3:00 to 8:00 PM: Exhibition of the Relics

SATURDAY, May 16 at Paris’ Hotel de Ville (City Hall)

9:30 AM to 5:30 PM: Salon des Tapisseries (Tapestry Hall)
Enter from Rue de Lobau (Lobau Street)

“From Bodhgaya to Paris: 25 centuries of Buddhist cultures”
Surrounding the Relics of the Buddha there will be an exceptional exhibit of Buddhist art, with the participation of the Guimet and Cernuschi museums.

Traditional performances will be offered all day long on Lobau Street.

SUNDAY, May 17 in the Bois de Vincennes’ Grand Pagoda
40 route de la Ceinture du lac Daumesnil 75012 Paris (Mo Porte Dorée)

8:30 AM: Solemn Procession from the Porte Dorée to the Pagoda

10:00 to 11:30 AM: Ceremonies in honor of the Relics

12:00 NOON to 6:00 PM: Buddhist Festival
Presentation of the Buddhist cultural world in France
Ceremonies, shows, stands, workshops, exhibits

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