Rev. Shinkyo Will Warner performs the Buddha's Birthday Celebration at the Lexington Nichiren Buddhist Temple on Sunday, April 10, 2005. There were about 13 people present for the service which made us comfortably crowded!
Traditionally, sweet tea is poured over the Buddha during the ceremony. No one was sure where or how this tradition got started, but members participated as a way to pay homage on this special day and to remember how fortunate we are that the Buddha appeared on this earth as a human being.