Nan Tien hosts Buddha's Birthday festival

This Easter weekend is also a time of celebration for Buddhists in the Illawarra as the Nan Tien temple hosts its Buddha's Birthday Cultural Festival.

The celebrations - held ahead of official birth-of-Buddha events in May - will include a multimedia art exhibition from the US, which has been updated with works from several local artists.

Visitors can explore a re-creation of the Lumbini Garden, the birthplace of Buddha, pictured above.

There will also be a family festival held on Sunday involving a bathing-the-Buddha ceremony, a multi-faith prayer and a traditional lion dance.

Jue Wei in a recreation of the Lumbini Garden at the Nan Tien Temple. Picture: KEN ROBERTSON

Jue Wei in a recreation of the Lumbini Garden at the Nan Tien Temple. Picture: KEN ROBERTSON

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