Florida Buddhists Celebrate Visakhabucha

May 26, 2003

Source: Palm Beach Post


On May 26, 2003 the Palm Beach Post reported that "two Buddhist monks and about 40 followers, mostly Thai, gathered Sunday at John Prince Park in suburban Lake Worth [FL] for prayers and a picnic... They were celebrating Visakhabucha, a triple holiday commemorating Buddha's birth, enlightenment and entrance to Nirvana, a state of perfect peace... The local Buddhist families support the Mahadhatujetiyaram Temple in Palm Springs... A relatively small group, they hold their larger ceremonies in parks and borrowed spaces until they can collect enough money to build a temple, which they hope will be this year."