In much of southeast Asia the first Full Moon of Taurus is generally regarded as the birthday of Buddha. This festival is called Wesak.  The story is told among certain groups of metaphysicians that on this holiday the Masters, Adepts and Ascended Masters gather in a remote valley in Tibet. There by are joined by thousands of faithful lamas and pilgrims. A complex ceremony occupies the better part of the day, and they Buddha, himself, appears.

It is said that believers around the world astrally join in this celebration.

The Great Invocation is a universal prayer of meditation given over half a century ago through Alice A. Bailey, who said it was given to her by one of the Masters.

The Wesak Festival, which occurs May 11 this year, is believed by many to be the best time of the year to recite the Great Invocation.

The Great Invocation

From the point of Light within the Mind of God. 
Let light stream forth into the minds of men. 
Let Light descend on Earth.
From the point of Love within the Heart of God 
Let love stream forth into the hearts of men.

May Christ return to Earth.

From the centre where the Will of God is known 
Let purpose guide the little wills of men

The purpose which the Masters know and serve.
From the centre which we call the race of men 

Let the Plan of Love and Light work Out 
And may it seal the door where evil dwells.

Let Light and Love and Power restore the Plan on Earth.