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Buddha Birth Day

The Festival

Since 1997 the Buddha Birth Day Festival has grown into one of Queensland’s most prestigious cultural events attracting in excess of 200,000 visitors and is now recognized as the largest annual Buddhist Birth Day Festival in the world.

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1997
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Join us in global heart sutra calligraphy to celebrate Fo Guang Shan’s 54th anniversary, which was founded on 16th May 1967. Sutra calligraphy can purify ourselves spiritually, it will be the best giving if we can transfer the merits of sutra calligraphy to the sentinel beings.

Today, I respectfully and sincerely to perform the sutra calligraphy, hopes that the truth of the Dharma can be expressed through the wordings. May the merits from this Virtual Buddhist Cultivation bless all with safety from the COVID-19 pandemic and peace and wellbeing.

Global Sutra Calligraphy
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Festivities and Activities

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See & Hear

Bathe of the Buddha Dharma Service

Bathe of the Buddha Dharma Service

The Buddha’s Birthday Celebration commemorates the birth of Prince Siddhartha Gautama, later the Sakyamuni Buddha, founder of Buddhism.


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Sustaining Inner Peace in Chaos Talk

Buddhist Talks by Dr Kwong Chan

Dr Kwong Chan from Griffith University School of medicine will explore how to apply the technique of mindful living when our “normal” way of life is disrupted by the pandemic.


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Mother's Day Blessing Dharma Service

Mother's Day Blessing Dharma Service

The Mother's Day Blessing Ceremony is a Buddhist Dharma service which provides us with the opportunity to express our gratitude to not only our own mother but all mothers and maternal figures around the world.


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Buddhist Talks - Janet Hou

Buddha Talks by Prof Janet Hou

Prof Janet Xiang-Yu Hou from Nan Tien Institute is presenting two buddhist talks: Self-reflection: a practical tool to advance your career, and Equality in Humanistic Buddhism: a practical tool to reduce suffering.


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Vege Plan A

Vege Plan A

Make a Green Switch, Save the Planet. A plant-based diet can significantly reduce our environmental impact on Earth. Together we can progress towards a greener and cleaner future.


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Learn & Discover Buddhism

Do & Learn

Virtual Bathe of the Buddha

Virtual Bathe of the Buddha

Since ancient times, Buddhists all around the world celebrate the Buddha’s birthday by using fragrant water to bathe the statue of the infant Buddha.


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The Life of Buddha

The Life of Buddha

From the Buddha's youth, to his renunciation, to the decades he spent teaching, watch the intimate and imaginative retelling of the life of the founder of Buddhism.


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Sutra Calligraphy

Sutra Calligraphy

The act of hand-copying scriptures is not only considered as a form of meditation but it also yields merit for the scriber, assists in purifying the mind.


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Tea Chan

Tea Chan

Tea brewers and guests to understand the oneness of tea and meditation in daily life and the importance of balance and harmony in our lives.


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Meditation

Meditation

Feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed by the day-to-day rituals? Meditation is a simple technique that can help you to keep these feelings under control.


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Tai Chi

Tai Chi

Traditional form of Chinese classical martial art where it aims to cultivate the inner self as well as to strengthen the physical body.


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Buddha's Light International Association of Queensland

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Chung Tian Chinese School

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