Vesak is a traditional Buddhist holiday and festival, usually celebrated in late spring or early summer. The holiday celebrates, in total, the birth, life, awakening, and death of the Buddha. As our way of celebrating Vesak this year, I was honored for the online sangha of the Boundless Freedom Project to invite me to tell the story of the Buddha. This video is that telling.
For those interested, the Boundless Freedom Project is an organization that focuses on sharing mindfulness and the Dharma with incarcerated people. In fact, the Boundless Freedom Project is the modern iteration of Buddhist Pathways Prison Project, the same organization that sent volunteers into Folsom State Prison, where I first sat in sangha and heard the story of the Buddha told. We meet online every Thursday evening at 6pm Pacific (here is the Zoom link).