Where to go this Vesak Day 2023?

As Vesak Day draws near, there are several engaging activities that you can partake in to commemorate the birth, enlightenment, and passing of Gautama Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. One of the most popular activities is visiting temples or monasteries, where you can observe special ceremonies, offer prayers, and gain spiritual insights. We list down some of the more popular events that you may be keen to attend.


Vesak Celebration 2023 by Amitabha Buddhist Centre
Location: Aljunied MRT Open Ground
Date: 1 - 3 June 2023

Amitabha Buddhist Centre is finally back with their full-scale celebration after four years! They will be conducting a varied line-up of pujas and blessings. An inaugural Bodhicitta Art colouring contest for children and youth will also be taking place to welcome the younger crowd. Other activities include Buddha bathing, sutras tracing, gold leaves and gold coins offering, etc. More details can be found here.


Vesak Celebration 2023 by Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
Location: Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
Date: 1 - 2 June 2023

Kong Meng San Phor Karj See Monastery is known for its 3-Step 1-Bow Ceremony. This practice helps to purify the mind, humble the ego and lessen obstacles along the spiritual path as you repent past misdeeds and aspires towards spiritual improvement. It is also a way to give thanks for the blessings that you have received. Other activities that will be taking place include lotus lamp offering, Thousand Buddhas Repentance Puja, vegetarian food booths, family-centric workshops, free distribution of kuehs and ice cream. More details can be found here


Vesak Celebration 2023 by Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
Location: Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
Date: 25 May - 4 June 2023

Buddha Tooth Relic Temple celebrates Vesak Day with Buddha bathing, blessings and offerings. They also conduct live steaming for their sutra chanting on their website, so that everyone can join in, even if you are unable to visit the temple yourself to gain merits and wisdom. More details can be found here


Vesak Celebration 2023 by Thekchen Choling Singapore
Location: 2 Beatty Ln
Date: 1 - 2 June 2023

Thekchen Choling Singapore will be bringing back the Animal Blessing night this year again on 1 June 2023. You can bring your pets down to the temple anytime from 7.30 - 10pm to have them blessed by the Venerables with good health and happiness. For families with departed pets, you may also wish to bring along a photo or ash urn of the demised and request their Sanghas for a short prayer.

On Vesak Day itself, join in the fun at their family carnival that features homemade food by volunteers, games and more from 10.30am to 4pm. Other activities include Dharma teachings, pujas, and merit making offerings. More details can be found here.


Remember, Vesak Day is a time for reverence, self-reflection, and acts of kindness. Choose the activities that resonate with you the most and embrace the spirit of Vesak Day in a way that aligns with your values and interests.

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