Hsi Lai Temple Celebrates Buddha’s Birthday!

Enjoy this two-day celebration at the Bowers with special tea ceremonies in the East West Bank Gallery, guided meditation and Sutra transcription by Hsi Lai Temple monks, a traditional Buddha bathing ceremony, a presentation by the Hsi Lai Temple's Abbot, Venerable Hui Dong, and a concert by Buddha's Light Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Ticketed Event: Free for members and with general museum admission PURCHASE TICKETS 

NOTE: Events in Key Courtyard, Historic Balcony and John M. Lee Court are free. General museum admission must be purchased to participate in events in galleries or the Norma Kershaw Auditorium . 


Sunday, May 19 Timeline
Key Courtyard | 10 AM – 3 PM  - Buddha bathing
Historic Balcony | 10 AM – 3 PM  - Sutra Transcription

John M. Lee Court & Key Courtyard | 11 AM – 12 PM  - Buddha’s Light Youth Symphony Orchestra and other performances 
Fluor Gallery | 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1 PM - Guided meditation (limited seating)
John M. Lee Court | 11 AM  - Q&A sessions
John M. Lee Court | Only in AM  - Buddhist board games 
Ancient Arts of China Gallery | 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM  - Tea Chan (limited seating)
Norma Kershaw Auditorium | 1:30 PM  - Lecture: “The Buddha and His Wisdom” with the Hsi Lai Temple's Abbot, Venerable Hui Dong. Presented in English


Event details

May 19, 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm