This is an illustrated and annotated video of a talk I gave during the Vesak celebrations in the Bodhi Lankarama Temple, Taiping, Malaysia describing the Birth, Awakening and Passing Away of the Buddha.
The talk is part of a series on the significance of the various Full Moon days that occur throughout the year, and tells about some of the important events that happened on this day.
The three most important events on this day are retold here, but with significant background as to how they came about, so the birth, for instance, has to start with the first aspiration to become a Buddha.
The talk is quite long, but can be watch in segments with the Birth for the first 37 minutes, the Awakening starting from there, and the Passing Away from 1hr 31mins into the talk.
The video is 720p high definition, and the annotations will obviously be easier to read when seen in high definition.