Happy Buddha Purnima. We send our best wishes to Buddhists around the world as they commemorate Vesak.

Vesak marks the birth, enlightenment, and passing of the Buddha. The occasion provides the chance for us all to reflect on his teachings and renew our commitment to universal values such as compassion, tolerance, and human dignity.

On this occasion, we celebrate the rich contributions of diverse Buddhist communities in every corner of the globe and recommit to working together across belief traditions to build a better world for everyone.

U.S. Department of State

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