Virginia lawmakers support proposal to celebrate Buddha Jayanti as International Meditation Day

February 18, 2019

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Washington DC, USA: The Birth Anniversary of Lord Gautama Buddha will be now marked as International Meditation Day. The announcement to celebrate the full moon day of May as International Meditation Day was made with an initiation by Bodhisattva Swami Anand Arun, the founder and coordinator of Osho Tapoban.



The Nepali community of Osho Committee of America had proposed to celebrate International Meditation Day coinciding with the Birth Anniversary of Lord Gautama Buddha. Swami Anand Arun, Board of Supervisor Chair of Loudoun county of Virginia Phyllis J. Randall, 87 District Delegate of Virginia House of Delegates John J.Bell, 33 District Representative of Virginia Senate Jennifer Boysko remarked that reorganization of International Meditation Day as per American legislation was a big achievement.

With this historic announcement, the full moon day of May will be now celebrated as International Meditation Day. The announcement was made to celebrate International Meditation Day as meditation plays an important role in human health and establishment peace.

For the historic announcement, Nepalis in USA, Osho followers Subarna Pant and Hari Sharma had facilitated discussions between Bodhisattva Swami Anand Arun and American officials.

Lord Gautama Buddha had attained enlightenment through meditation. His discourse drives the world in the path of nonviolence. Thus, the full moon day of May, which is also recognized by the United Nations as Vesak Day which marks the day Buddha was born, attained Enlightenment and passed away was chosen as the International Meditation Day.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) formally recognizes health benefits of meditation in reducing chronic pain, high blood pressure, irritable bowel syndrome, Ulcerative colitis, anxiety, depression and insomnia.



Hundreds of scientific papers backed by medical trials demonstrate numerous additional benefits as formally recorded with the NIH and the NLM (National Library or Medical Journal) database with no known side effects.



Meditation practice as prescribed by numerous board-certified medical professionals and recognized by leading science and medical journals to promote physical. mental, emotional and overall sense of wellbeing: relieves suffering, reduce stress, suicidal and violent tendencies; assist to overcome addictions, loneliness thus improving sell respect and stability; Improve cognitive functions, peace of mind, relationships, social bonding and life contentment.



Executives across numerous global leading corporations are practicing meditation to enhance creativity, learning focus improved engagement and better sleep quality. Meditation is proven to transform lifestyle by making individuals more aware, peaceful, loving, joyous, compassionate human being forming healthier community.



At the special function to recognize International Meditation Day, Board of Supervisor Chair of Loudoun county of Virginia Phyllis J. Randall, 87 District Delegate of Virginia House of Delegates John J.Bell, 33 District Representative of Virginia Senate Jennifer Boysko delivered speech on yoga and meditation. On the occasion, Swami Anand Arun had extended thanks and had facilitated meditation.

Social campaigner Dadiram Dhungana apprised Board of Supervisor Chair of Loudoun county of Virginia Phyllis J. Randall, 87 District Delegate of Virginia House of Delegates John J.Bell, 33 District Representative of Virginia Senate Jennifer Boysko and Swami Anand Arun on Nepali Community Building that is being built keeping in mind the promotion of yoga and meditation in the area.

During the speech, Dhungana presented a brief concept note and appealed for assistance from local, state and federal governments. Board of Supervisor Chair of Loudoun county of Virginia Phyllis J. Randall, 87 District Delegate of Virginia House of Delegates John J.Bell, 33 District Representative of Virginia Senate Jennifer Boysko were handed a copy of concept note and were asked for detailed conversation. In return, they expressed commitments to do needful for the establishment of the Nepali Community Building.



Active Member of Osho Virgina Subarna Panta delivered a thank-you speech and Hari Sharma hosted the function. Consul General Prem Raja Mahat, President of International Nepali Journalist Association (INJA) Gunaraj Luitel and Nepali social campaigners were present on the occasion.