Sunning of the Buddha

Today, April 5, in Tibet is the annual sunning of the buddha. The lamas bring all the buddha statues out of the temples to enjoy the spring sunshine.

That’s all I know about the practice. I imagine that in times before Tibet’s subjugation to the Chinese it might have been a carnival-like scene.

Still, it’s a reminder that the soul needs to get out into the sun every now and then.

And today is as good a day to do that as any.

Happy sunning!