Nirvana Day

Event details

  • Thursday | February 15, 2018
  • All Day

This day commemorates Sakyamuni Buddha passing into complete Nirvana, leaving his earthly form behind. Jodo Shinshu followers revere Sakyamuni Buddha because he is the manifestation of Amida Buddha on this earth, so this is an opportunity to show gratitude for the noble teachings that were communicated to humanity through him.

Temples hold Nirvana Day services near this date.

Buddha's Nirvana
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