Celebration of the Day of Vesak

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Vesak, an International Day of Observance, declared by the United Nations General Assembly, marks the Birth, Enlightenment and Passing Away of the Buddha, a spiritual leader, philosopher and thinker to hail from Asia. This year commemorations will focus on Inter-Faith Dialogue and Reconciliation.
Thursday, 23rd May 2013

• Event 1 - 9.00a.m. – 1.00p.m. - Main Symposium on “Buddhism and Inter-Faith Dialogue: Reconciliation through Education” – Room I, UNESCO

• Event 2 - 3.00p.m. – 5.00p.m. - Session on Meditation and Special Lecture by Ven. Master Chin Kung, Founder and Head of the Pureland College, Australia – Room I, UNESCO

• Event 3 - 7.30p.m. - Vesak Concert – Room I, UNESCO

Friday, 24th May 2013

• Event 4 - 8.15a.m. - Religious observances followed by Panel Discussions throughout the day – Room II, UNESCO

Please contact the Permanent Delegation of Sri Lanka for invitations!


Type of Event Special Event
Start 23.05.2013 08:00 local time
End 24.05.2013 17:00 local time
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Focal point Delegation of Sri Lanka/Délégation de Sri Lanka
Contact Permanent Delegation of Sri Lanka to UNESCO Telephone: 01 45 68 30 30 /
Country France
City Paris
Venue UNESCO Headquarters
Room Room I, Room II
Permanent Delegation Contact
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Official Website Day of Vesak
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