is the holiest day in the Theravada Buddhist calendar. It falls on
the full moon during the month of Vesak, which corresponds to
April/May in the West. This year, we are celebrating Vesākha
on Saturday, May 21, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Join us for an evening
program that includes meditation, Dhamma talk, chanting, and
candlelight circumambulation (weather permitting).
Vesākha is important to followers of the Buddha’s teachings because it observes three events in the Buddha’s life that all occurred on the night of the full moon in the month of Vesak: his birth, enlightenment and passing away. We mark the occasion by assembling for ceremonies to praise the triple gem (the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha), commit to the Precepts of Buddhist morality, and practice for the happiness of all beings. If you are curious and would like to know more about what happens at Arrow River on this special day, join us.
Spring is upon us and it is time for annual maintenance at Arrow River! This year, we are planning to begin a three-year Kuti Makeover Project, and are starting with Kuti 1, one of our favorite locations for meditators.
We are making improvements to the flooring, insulation, lighting and furniture to spruce things up and ensure it is ready for guests. This means purchasing materials and furnishings; if you would like to donate to the Kuti Makeover Project, please check our Support Arrow River button on the homepage to find out how to designate an offering.
Thank you for your interest in Arrow River. With metta and wishes for your well-being!