Hanamatsuri

Hanamatsuri celebrates the birth of Siddhartha Gautama, who later became Shakyamuni Buddha, in Lumbini Garden. This holiday is commonly known as Hanamatsuri, or Flower Festival. It is also called Kan-bustu-e, or Bathe the Buddha gathering, because at this observance, a statue of the baby Buddha stands in a flower-covered shrine in a shallow bowl filled with sweet tea. Participants at this service come up to the shrine and, using a small ladle, pour some of the sweet tea on top of the small statue.

When: April 8 at 10:30 am
Where: Midwest Buddhist Temple

Everyone is welcome to attend and for more information please contact our office (312.943.7801 or office@mbtchicago.org).

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