Festival of Wesak
In The Aetherius Society we acknowledge the great spiritual masters who have come to Earth throughout the ages to assist in the salvation and enlightenment of humanity.
One such great master is the Lord Buddha.
Each year we celebrate the Festival of Wesak which commemorates the birth of the Lord Buddha on Earth. It is a holy day for all Buddhists and is observed annually on the Sunday nearest to the full moon in May.
In our special Service we celebrate his life and how:
- He is a great example of spiritual success
- He came to Earth to teach the road to contemplative peace and inner knowledge, known as “the middle way”
- He is still very involved with Earth and works with other great masters in service to humanity as part of the Cosmic Plan
- Prayers, mantras and mystic visualisations will be used during the Service.
What to expect in this Divine Service:
Sunday mornings are a time when our community comes together for our regular Divine Service. This always includes an address, sometimes a minister will give an address or we will play an address given by a minister at one of our centres overseas. We also sometimes play recorded addresses by Dr King.
After the service we relax and socialise over tea, coffee and biscuits.
Anyone is welcome to join these Sunday morning services and you don’t need to let us know in advance, you are welcome to just turn up on the day.
Our services include prayer, mantra, and short readings from the Cosmic Teachings.
Services are led by a minister wearing religious robes. Some of our congregation have been given initiations and also wear robes to reflect these.
When you arrive we will provide you with a prayer booklet so you can join in the prayers if you wish. There is no kneeling and you can participate in the prayers as much or as little as you like.
We also use mantras and mudras (hand signs) to help us to attune ourselves prior to joining together in prayer.
“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.”
– The Lord Buddha