Friday, May 15, 2009


Children took part in various activities to celebrate Wesak at Scotland's Buddhist Vihara. The programme was started with the children entering the shrine in a small Perahera. They were then involved in religious activities, offering flowers to the Lord Buddha and paying homage to the noble triple gem followed by a special meditation session meant for children. Another special workshop was organised for the children, to teach them how to make a Wesak lantern with paper and glue and decorate it. This workshop was conducted by Dr.Manoj Arunajith.The children enjoyed painting the Buddhist flag with the colours of the aura – the rays of the Enlightened One.

This special day full of religious and social activities was captured by the BBC to share with the children around the world.

Images by Chris Harley