Vesak Celebration 2016 – The Preparation

By Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni

Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage was very grateful to the two groups of volunteers who came to prepare for the celebration of Vesak 2016.

The first group came on Sunday afternoon, 15th May 2016. They cleaned, vacuumed and  dusted the Sala and swept the compound of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage. The Volunteers also put up the Vesak lanterns and lights as well as the Buddhist flags that afternoon.

The second group of volunteers came on Friday, 20th May 2016, one day before the Vesak Meditation Day. They helped with the final preparations which involved cleaning and vaccuming, arranging the furnitures and seats, and  putting the final touch in decorating the shrine and arranging the flowers.

We appreciate all the help and Sadhu, Sadhu and Sadhu to all the volunteers.

Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni and the volunteers inside the Sala of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on Sunday, 15th May 2016 Photo by Manora and Havindra

Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni and the volunteers worked inside the Sala of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on Sunday, 15th May 2016 Photo by Manora and Havindra

The volunteers inside the Sala of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on Sunday, 15th May 2016. Photo by Manora nad Havindra.

The volunteers worked inside the Sala of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on Sunday, 15th May 2016. Photo by Manora nad Havindra.

The volunteers decorating the Bodhi Tree outside the Sala of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on Sunday 15th May 2016. Photo by Havindra.

The volunteers helped to decorate the Bodhi Tree outside the Sala of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on Sunday 15th May 2016. Photo by Havindra.

The Volunteer out up the Vesak lanterns, lights and Buddhist flags at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on Sunday, 15th May 2016. Photo by Manora and Havindra.

The joyful volunteers put up the Vesak lanterns, lights and Buddhist flags at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on Sunday, 15th May 2016. Photo by Manora and Havindra.

Why are they laughing? If you want to know, you need to join the V Team at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage. Photo by Manora and Havindra on 15th May 2016.

Why were they so happy? If you want to know, you need to join the V Team at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage. Photo by Manora and Havindra on 15th May 2016.

Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni and the V Team at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 15th May 2016. Photo by Manora.

Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni and the V Team at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on Sunday 15th May 2016. Photo by Manora.

Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni and the Volunteers at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on Sunday 15th May 2016. Photo by Manora.

Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni and the volunteers at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on Sunday 15th May 2016. Photo by Manora.

The result: The colourfull Vesak lanterns, lights and Buddhist flags at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage at the end of 15th May 2016. Photo by Havindra.

The result: The colourful Vesak lanterns, lights and Buddhist flags at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage at the end of 15th May 2016. Photo by Havindra.

The beautiful Vesak lanterns, lights and Buddhist flags like the gratitude, delight and joy in our hearts towards the Buddha. Photo by Havindra on 15th May 2016

 

 

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