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Katina Ceremony at Sri Sambodhi Buddhist MeditationCenter on 22nd October 2017

Programmes

Daily Programme

  •  6.30am   -   Morning Buddha Puja (offering and Buddha worship)
  •  11.00am -   Noon Buddha Puja (offering and Buddha worship)
  •  6.30pm   -   Evening Buddha Puja followed by pirith chanting

Weekly Programme

Meditation Sessions

Each session will be made up of three equal segments of meditation, Buddhist philosophy and discussion.

  • Wednesday : 3.00pm - 5.00pm    - Repeated session
Dhamma School for children

Monthly Programmes

Observance of Sil (eight precepts) on Poya days
  • Sunday closest to Poya day each month : 8.30am - 5.00pm

(A reminder with a programme will be sent to all devotees)

Poya Days & Sil Programme
Poya Date               Day                  Full Moon Poya     Ata sil Date*

January 01st                Monday                          Duruthu                              January 01st

January 31st               Wednesday                      Navam                               February 04th

March 01st                   Thursday                        Medin                                 March 04th

March 31st                   Saturday                         Bak                                     April 01st

April 29th                      Sunday                           Vesak                                 April 29th

May 29th                    Tuesday                            Adhi-Poson                       May 27th

June 27th                       Wednesday                  Poson                                  July 01st

July 27th                        Friday                            Esala                                   July 29th

August 25th                   Saturday                       Nikini                                 August 26th

September 24th            Monday                         Binara                               September 23rd

October 24th                Wednesday                    Vap                                    October 28th

November 23rd             Thursday                       Ill                                       November 25th

December 22nd             Saturday                       Unduvap                           December 23rd

* The dates are subjected to change. The devotees will be informed by e-mail

Anually Programme 

  • Vesak (Buddha day) - in May, celebrating the birth, enlightment and passing away of Buddha
  • Poson - in June, celebrating the day Buddhism was brought to Sri Lanka
  • Esala - in August, celebrating the day the Buddha delivered the first sermon
  • Vas (Rains retreat) - from the full moon day in August (Esala) to full moon day in October(Vap), during this period devotees take turns to attend to the needs of the resident monks.
  • Katina ceremony - offering of a robe to one of the chosen monks in the lunar month following the rains retreat.
  • Blessing of devotees for the New Year (1st of January)
  • Sinhala New year celebrations on April ( 14th or ..)

Other Activities  

  • Sermons and meditation retreats by visiting monks
  • Special pujas at the request of devotees merit to a departed loved one , to bless an expectant mother, birth of a child, birthdays, exams and other similar events.
  • Vihara is opened to visitors daily from 8.30am to 11.00am and 2.30am to 8.30pm. It is opened at 6.00am for those offering breakfast to the monks and 11.00am till 1.00pm for those offering lunch to the monks
  • Contacting Vihara by phone should also be limited to the opening hours. Everyone is welcome during the opening hours for worship, discussions, guidance and meditation.

Contact Details

Regular Programmes

Independence Day Celebration at SSBMC on 04th February 2017

Chithya opening ceremony on 13th of August 2017

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Weekend Retreats

Conducted By

Venerable Nawelagama Amithadassana Thero,

Budu Gallena Aranya, Buttala

From

Saturday 25th November

 

The Meditation Programme* (in Sinhala) for Saturdays and Sundays is as follows:

6.30 – 7.00 a.m. Buddha Pūjā

7.00 – 9.15 a.m. Administering Aṭṭānga Uposatha Sila, Buddha Vandanâ and ‘Purvakrutiya’ bhāvanā followed by Pariyanka bāvanā (sitting meditation) and sermon/discussion.

9.15 – 9.30 a.m. Tea

9.30 – 10.45 a.m. Pariyanka bhāvanā and sermon/discussion

10.45 – 12.30 p.m. Buddha Pūjā followed by lunch

12.30 – 1.15 p.m. Sakman bhāvanā (walking meditation)

1.15 – 2.30 a.m. Pariyanka bhāvanā and sermon/discussion

2.30 – 3.00 p.m. Tea

3.00 – 5.00 p.m. The regular, usual, Abhidhamma Class

5.00 – 6.00 p.m. Introductory course on Pali

6.30 p.m. Buddha Pūjā

7.00 p.m. Conclusion

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