Leaders from the three Buddhist traditions gathered for prayers and candle-lighting.
On May 26, the White House for the first time hosted a celebration of Vesak, a holiday commemorating the Buddha’s birthday, death, and enlightenment. The event—organized by Wangmo Dixey, president of the International Buddhist Association of America—featured a candle lighting with Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff and prayers by leaders from three major Buddhist traditions. The […]
Representatives from the three major traditions gathered for prayers and candle lighting. Plus, Penpa Tsering is sworn in as President of the Central Tibetan Administration, and relief efforts continue as COVID-19 rages on in India.