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Saturday, 27 February 2021

200,000 Buddhists celebrated a holy day over Zoom and the pictures are beautiful

200,000 Buddhists celebrated a holy day over Zoom and the pictures are beautiful

On Friday, over 200,000 Buddhists gathered over Zoom to celebrate Makha Bucha Day. 

One of the holist days to Buddhists, Makha Bucha Day marks the full moon day of the third lunar month. This year, that date was February 26. 

200,000 Buddhists celebrated a holy day over Zoom and the pictures are beautiful

Image: Guillaume Payen/SOPA Images/Shutterstock

When the Buddha was alive thousands of years ago, 1,250 of his followers came to see him in India without a scheduled meeting; they all came on what is now known as Makha Bucha Day. These followers were said to be "enlightened ones," and Buddha ordained them himself. He then taught three core principles of Buddhism: Don't do evil; do good; and cleanse your mind. Read more...

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