April 15th is celebrated as Buddha’s Enlightenment Day. On the full moon of the 4th month, 2,600 years ago, at Bodh Gaya, India in 589 BC., Buddha Shakyamuni showed the example of transcending ordinary reality and the possibility of going beyond suffering. Over the next 50 years he taught 84,000 teachings so that we could do the same.
Every living being has the potential to become a Buddha. Buddha attained enlightenment with the compassionate wish to benefit all living beings and lead them to pure lasting happiness. May we all rejoice in Buddhas compassionate example and continuously use our life to improve our kind heart!
Happy Buddha’s Enlightenment Day!