Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. As the health emergency brought around by the coronavirus continues to affect lives, people have had to make several compromises – inlcuding religious observations. For example, Christians observing Easter Sunday attended virtual services as convened by priests, and Muslims observing the holy month of Ramadan have been breaking their daily fast in company of family and friends online.
On the 2564th Jayanti of Lord Gautam Buddha, Buddhists across the world too, have decided to observe the day with a global virtual satsang. Organised by Nepal Manav Dharma Sewa Samiti, the Online Spiritual Congregation will witness speakers and devotional singers from over 25 countries spreading the message of goodwill, peace and harmony. The list of countries include Nepal, Australia, India, Bhutan, Bangladesh, USA, Mexico, Canada, UK, Switzerland, Norway, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa, Kenya, Mauritania, UAE, Israel, Qatar, Japan, Hong Kong, Argentina and Portugal.
The Satsang will be available on the Manav Dharma YouTube Channel on 7th May, 2020, at 6 p.m. Nepal Time (AEST 10:15 pm), and will also host a global meditation session.