Nehan

86 parinirvanaThis Sunday we will celebrate Nehan, a festival that commemorates the death of Shakyamuni Buddha. It celebrates the transmission of the Dharma (teaching) throughout the ages – a transmission that is not dependent on the physical presence of the original teacher.

Jill Bukkai Washburn
Jill Bukkai Washburn
After the Nehan ceremony, Bukkai’s talk will be based on the Buddha’s last words “Therefore, O Ananda, be ye lamps unto yourselves.”

This talk was given on Sunday, February 21.