Today, on the full moon day in May, we are celebrating the Buddhist holiday known as Wesak. It commemorates the Buddha’s birth, death, and enlightenment.  Today we reflect upon the Buddha, the Dhamma and the Sangha—the three jewels.

I love this holiday.  It is a time to remember the Buddha, celebrate his life and accomplishments, and express gratitude for the gift of dhamma preserved in his remarkable teachings. Through the legacy of his teachings on wisdom and compassion, a man who lived 2600 years ago in ancient India, is still having a profound influence on our lives.

I encourage you to take a moment today to reflect on how your life has been affected or guided by the influence of the Buddha.

Three bows in  gratitude for his teachings.

Happy Wesak wishes! Blessings for all, that you may realize a lasting and true happiness.