Everyone is invited to see, hear and taste a variety of experiences through ceremonies and rituals, cultural displays and exhibits, vegetarian food and multicultural entertainment.
The birthday of the founder of Buddhism, Sakyamuni Buddha, is an annual event which is celebrated all over the world and is the most significant date in the Buddhist calendar.
The iconic Elizabeth Quay will be buzzing with activities during the 2-day event to spread the message of ‘Respect & Tolerance, Consensus and Openness’, promote harmonious co-existence amongst people, and provide visitors an insight into Buddhist teachings and philosophy as a way of life to bring about peace and happiness.
The popularity of the Buddha’s Birthday and Multicultural Festival has increased tremendously over the years, bringing together the multicultural, multi-faith community of WA to this free event, giving the opportunity for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike to experience the compassion of the Buddha, learn about other cultures, gain new experiences, or simply be entertained and have a fun day out.
A new activity has been added this year to introduce the practice of Tea Meditation and provide an opportunity to learn to live in the present moment and experience the joy in life through the aroma, taste and appreciation of the delicate tea.
The generous support and recognition over the years from state and local governments, businesses and religious organisations, members and friends of BLIAWA, has contributed to