We celebrated the first Vesak at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 17th May 2011. We started the day with refuge and precepts led by Venerable Seri. We then transplanted the Bodhi Tree into the pot which is to be its temporary home at this stage of its growth. The Bodhi Tree is a cutting from Sri Maha Bodhi, Anuradhapura. Ajahn Vayama led the chanting to venerate the Bodhi Tree.
Everyone present chanted a blessing for the newly renovated Sala of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage. We spent the rest of the day in meditation and quiet contemplation, led by Venerable Seri.
By Venerable Bhikkhuni Seri