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Celebrate the Buddha’s Birthday

May 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Celebrate the Buddha’s Birthday

Vesak is a season of special significance to all Buddhists around the world. The Vesak full moon celebrates three main events in the Buddha’s life – His Birth, His Enlightenment, and His death.

Come and celebrate with us at the Insight Center.

The event will include:

  • Meditation
  • Dhamma Talk
  • Precepts Ceremony

Join us in celebration and good company!

    The Three Jewels refer to

  • the Buddha;
  • the Dharma, the teachings;
  • the Sangha, the dharma community.

The “Precepts Ceremony” includes “taking refuge” and the 5 lay Buddhist precepts. Taking refuge involves the following verses to be recited 3 times prior to taking the Five Precepts.

  1. I go to the Buddha for refuge.
  2. I go to the Dhamma for refuge.
  3. I go to the Sangha for refuge.

The Five Precepts are:

  1. To refrain from destroying living creatures.
  2. To refrain from taking that which is not given.
  3. To refrain from sexual misconduct.
  4. To refrain from incorrect speech.
  5. To refrain from intoxicating drinks and drugs.

Rrevsunimev. Hye Wol Sunim was first ordained in Sri Lanka in 1977 and took robes in the Korean Zen tradition in 1984. Rev Sunim studied with Buddhist masters in Sri Lanka, Thailand, China, Australia, Taiwan, Korea, and Japan. He arrived in the US in 1991. He translates Pali texts and teaches the early Pali canon. Rev. Sunim founded the Meditation Center for Zen Communities and has a meditation Center in Pearblossom, California. Rev. Sunim is the guiding dhamma teacher for LA Dharma and The Insight Center.

Sutta Sundays include 2 periods of meditation, a dhamma talk and a Q&A period. Use this link to access our Sutta Study Resource page. All are welcome.

Please use this link to register.  By registering we can more easily email you readings and information related to our Sunday Meditation. There is no charge, donations are accepted. Tea and water are provided. Please note that we do not meet on national and religious holiday weekends.


May 6
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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The Insight Center
1404 Greenfield Ave.
Los Angeles,CA90025
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Michael Shiffman, Ph.D.