Buddha Day

buddha, path to enlightenment

Today, we celebrate Buddha, the spiritual leader, who lived around the 5th century BCE. His philosophy of how to attain the path to enlightenment has reached millions.

On Buddha’s deathbed his followers were feverishly asking him the one thing he had learned that would tell them the path to enlightenment.  Upon hearing the question from the disciples, he opened his eyes and tenderly said, “Wake Up!”  It is time for all of us to “wake up,” to a life of mindfulness to save ourselves, others, and our planet.