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Gallery: Ipswich Buddhists mark enlightenment day

PUBLISHED: 12:49 04 May 2015 | UPDATED: 12:49 04 May 2015

Buddha Day celebration at the Reg Driver Centre, Ipswich

Buddha Day celebration at the Reg Driver Centre, Ipswich

Buddhists celebrated the biggest day in their faith's calendar with a festival of enlightenment yesterday.

The day of activities at the Ipswich Buddhist Centre in Christchurch Park marked the day the Buddha found enlightenment around 2,500 years ago.

Buddhists re-dedicated the centre, held meditation sessions and talks on the relevance of Buddhism in the 21st Century.

Dharmacari Swadipa said: “It is the most important day and went very well.

“There is a strong Buddhist community in Ipswich, and the value of compassion is particularly relevant.”

The centre is open to newcomers from 7.30pm on Wednesdays.

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