Māgha Pūjā day marks the four auspicious occasions occurring at the Veḷuvana bamboo grove, near Rājagaha in northern India ten months after the enlightenment of the Buddha. On that occasion, as recorded in the commentary to the Mahāsamayasutta (DN 20) four marvellous events occurred:

  1. 1,250 disciples came to see the Buddha that evening without being summoned.
  2. All of them were Arahants, Enlightened Ones, and
  3. All were ordained by the Buddha himself: Ehi-bhikkhus.
  4. It was the full-moon day.

On this occasion the Buddha gave those Arahants the principles of Buddhism, called “The ovadapatimokha”. Those principles are: To cease from all evil; To do what is good; To cleanse one’s mind. In Thailand, this teaching has been dubbed the “heart of Buddhism”.

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The ceremony will take place on the 4th March 2018 at the Buddhapadipa Temple, Wimbledon London from 9.30am – 3.00pm. Full program of the day will update on the front page this site. If you would like to get more information about this, please make a call to 0208 946 1357 or e-mail to