From dragon boat racing to tea meditation, the 24th annual Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival balances excitement and mindfulness.
There are more than 40 events across the weekend, including sutra calligraphy classes, dance and music performances, and a vegetarian food fair. 18 to 19 May.
The free annual Buddha's Day and Multicultural Festival is a not-for-profit festival which promotes inclusiveness cultural awareness cultural understanding; and enhances community spirit and social harmony.
The 2-day festival celebrates Buddha's birthday and the diversity of our multicultural and multi-faith society through traditional Buddhist Ceremonies arts music cultural performances social and spiritual wellbeing lectures world peace prayers blessing ceremonies children's activities family fun game zone glorious food and much more.
The festival contributes to the arts civic culture interfaith dialogue and cultural dimensions of this great city. Recognised as a significant event in the Melbourne calendar by the City of Melbourne and the Victorian Multicultural Commission its primary goals are:
1. To promote peace and harmony respect and magnanimity compassion and cultural awareness; and
2. To share the spirit of joy and happiness within the community and families.