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The Ritual Exchange (a ministry of First Presbyterian Church) in partnership with the Won Dharma Center invite you to celebrate Dharmachakriya or "Buddha's Birthday" on May 8th at 6pm at Stable Gate Farm and Winery in Castleton, NY. 

Vesak, also known as Buddha Purnima & Buddha Day is a holiday traditionally observed by Buddhists all over the world. While, the traditional date is May 29th, for this year, we will hold it sooner. It is a commemoration of the Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. 

The evening's ritual, presented by our friends at the Won Dharma Center, will focus on the Lotus flower which symbolizes the Buddha as he teaches how to be in the world, but not defiled by the world like a lotus in a filthy pond. The message will draw parallels from other faith traditions such as Christianity and Islam. 

Hosted by the Won Dharma Retreat Center With the help of Post Modern Ritual Exchange, Hudson NY + Stable Gate Dharma Collective

Its with the utmost awe and reverence that we celebrate Shakyamuni Buddhas BIRTHDAY!!!