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Parinirvana Day

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Also called  Nirvana
Frequency  annual
Observed by  Buddhists

Significance  Day when the Buddha is said to have achieved Parinirvana, or complete Nirvana, upon the death of his physical body
Date  8 February or 15 February

Parinirvana Day, or Nirvana Day is a Mahayana Buddhist holiday celebrated in East Asia. By some it is celebrated on 8 February, but by most on the 15 February. It celebrates the day when the Buddha is said to have achieved Parinirvana, or complete Nirvana, upon the death of his physical body.

Parinirvana Day Maha Pari Nirvana Day Nithyananda Sangha39s Official Web Site

Passages from the Nirvana Sutra describing the Buddha's last days of life are often read on Parinirvana Day. Other observances include meditation and visits to Buddhist temples and monasteries. Also, the day is a time to think about one's own future death and on the deaths of loved ones. This thought process reflects the Buddhist teachings on impermanence.

Parinirvana Day Events Sakya Tharig

Some Western Buddhist groups also celebrate Parinirvana Day.

Parinirvana Day Nirvana Day celebrated at Buddhist RKINA in Irvine
Parinirvana Day BBC iWonder Religious Festivals and Holidays January March 2017
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Parinirvana Day BBC Schools Religion Buddhism
Parinirvana Day Nirvana Day Dr Deborah Swallow Global Cultural Diversity
Parinirvana Day Final Ceremonies

References

Parinirvana Day Wikipedia


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