Festival Days

New Buddha Way celebrates the two main international Buddhist festivals. One is Wesak, which takes place in May and is the principal annual celebration of ‘Southern Buddhism’ (Theravada) and the other is Bodhi Day, which takes place in December and is the principal annual celebration of ‘Northern Buddhism’ (Mahayana).

Next Festival Dates

Bodhi Day
Sunday 15th December 2019
Brook Hall, Ottershaw, KT16 0HG
This celebrates the Buddha’s enlightenment.

Wesak
Sunday 26th April 2020
Brook Hall, Ottershaw, KT16 0HG
This celebrates the Buddha’s life.

Bring your family and children to our free Festivals, and share a vegetarian lunch with us. There are children’s activities, music, folk songs, poetry, a short film and good company. You don’t have to be a vegetarian to join in! Recent beginners very welcome but sorry no pets allowed.

This timetable gives a rough idea of what we’ll be doing when

TimeActivityRemarks
10.00NBW team arrive to set upFacilitators and performers only
10.30Doors open for participants and visitors to arrive 
11.00Opening of FestivalPlease arrive on time
11.15Music, folk songs, poetry, stories, performances 
12.00MEAL (Vegetarian) 
13.00CLOSE, putting away, depart 

If you wish to bring a vegetarian meal to share first contact Lynne at parents@newbuddhaway.org and download the Food Safety leaflet.