Buddha’s birthday & baby naming ceremony

A special family event will be held at Annandale on Sunday, April 9 to celebrate
the Buddha’s birthday and welcome 6-month old Saoirse Murray to our sangha.
(Saoirse is pronounced Seer-sha.)

If you’d like to include your child in this welcome, let me know.

Our special family event will take place in a flower-filled child-friendly dojo and
begin at ll am but bring your children or grandchildren (or nieces and nephews)
earlier, from 9 am, so they can meet each other while making gifts and paintings
to give the Baby Buddha out in the garden. Shauna Murray will have craft materials
and lots of ideas for things the children might make.

The Birthday Ceremony will begin with the children placing their gifts on a special
low altar in the dojo, bathing our Baby Buddha statue in water and offering him
flowers. Flowers, poems, songs and stories may be shared as part of Saoirse’s
welcome, so bring your favourites.

Around noon we’ll share lunch together – bring something delicious and, if you have
any to spare, some flowers to place on the low altar.