2023 BZC Calendar of Events
(revised, 4/26/23; subject to change; see monthly calendar below to confirm. Also note details about whether an event is hybrid, in person only, or online only.)

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Weekly Schedule

Buddha’s Parinirvana Ceremony

Sat, Feb 17, 2024

According to the Mahaparinibbana Sutta of the
Pali canon, at the age of 80 the Buddha
announced that he would soon reach Parinirvana, or the final deathless state, and abandon his earthly body. After this, he ate his
last meal, fell ill, and died.

Each year we celebrate Buddha’s transition
with a ceremony where we all can make
offerings and chant in honor of this occasion.
This year the ceremony will take place
Saturday, February 17, at 5:00 p.m., as the
closing of our sesshin on that day.

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