Vesakh is the highest day in Buddhism in honor of Gautama Buddha, his birth and his enlightenment.
On her path as a spiritual seeker, Durgamayi Ma also got to know the Buddhist meditation teacher Satya Narayan Goenka and learned the art of meditation from him. This is why we celebrate this day in honor of Buddha every year at the ashram - in gratitude for his teaching, which was an important part of Ma’s path to liberation and continues to be for many people around the world.

We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts we make the world.

— The Dhammapada, translated by Thoman Byrom

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