First Vesak Celebration for the North Texas Sri Lankans
The Sri Lankan community in North Texas gathered together to join in the celebration of Vesak at the Hang Dao Buddhist Temple in Fort Worth, Texas. A first for the area Sri Lankans, the event was held on the 24th of May in conjunction with the Vietnamese temple's Vesak Day celebration.
The participation of the Sri Lankan community in the temple's celebration was organized under the leadership and encouragement of resident monk ven. Kamburugalle Nanda. Sri Lankan monks from the Houston Buddhist Vihara were also invited for the event. Both Sri Lankan children and adults trained at short notice to put on an excellent show of Bhakthi Gee and Vesak Lanterns that entertained the several hundred devotees of Vietnamese and Sri Lankan origin.
Here are some of the sights of the day