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Sri Lankan Vaishaka Day Celebration
with Punnaji Thero
May 19 / 7:00 AM - May 19 / 6:00 PM
(Main Shrine room and Snow Lion room)
Hosted by our friends at the Sri Lankan temple, Vaishaka Day is the annual celebration of the Buddha's birth.
The day includes meditation, dharma talks, offerings, chanting and celebration with food and drink.
There will also be a children's program from 3:30pm - 4:30pm.
Open to all. Partial attendance is welcome.
Schedule for the day:
7.00 - 7.45 a.m. Eight Precepts, Gilanpas Buddha Puja (offering food, drinks, flowers etc. to Lord Buddha)
7.45 - 8.15 a.m. Atavisi Buddha Puja (offerings to 28 Buddhas)
8.15 - 9.00 a.m. Breakfast
9.00 - 9.30 a.m. Seth Pirith (Chanting in Pali)
9.30 - 10.45 a.m. Dhamma talk (English) by Ven. Dr. Punnaji Thero
10.45 - 11.00 a.m. Buddha Puja (offering food, drinks, flowers etc. to Lord Buddha)
11.00 – 11.30 a.m. Meditation
11.30 - 12.30 p.m. Lunch
12.30 – 12.45 p.m. Chanting- English
12.45 - 2.00 p.m. Dhamma talk (English) by Ven. Dr. Punnaji Thero (What is vipassana meditation?)
2.00 - 2.45 p.m. Dhamma Discussions / Reading /Meditation
2.45 - 3.15 p.m. Walking meditation
3.15 - 3.30 p.m. Gilanpasa Buddha Puja (offering drinks to Lord Buddha)
3.30 - 4.30 p.m. Children Programme, story
4.30 - 5.00 p.m. Discussions/Meditation/Reading/Rest
5.00 - 6.00 p.m. Maha Pirith (Chanting)
6.00 - 6.15 p.m. Five Precepts and End