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, 


Saturday, May 18 Timeline
Key Courtyard | 10 AM – 3 PM  - Buddha bathing
Historic Balcony | 10 AM – 3 PM  - Sutra Transcription
Fluor Gallery | 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1 PM, 2 PM  - Guided meditation (limited seating) 
John M. Lee Court | 11 AM, 1:30 PM  - Q&A sessions
John M. Lee Court | 10 AM – 3 PM  - Buddhist board games
Ancient Arts of China Gallery | 11 AM, 12 PM, 1 PM, 2 PM  - Tea Chan (limited seating) 






Event details

May 18, 2019 10:00 am - 3:00 pm