CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2017

FEBRUARY
11 Saturday
NAVAM FULL MOON DAY
 April
02-Sunday

 RAHULA DHAMMA DAY (Dhamma School Childrens' Day)

 MAY
14 Sunday

 VESAK CELEBRATIONS - Buddha Day

JUNE
04 Sunday

 BLOOD DONATION DAY

JUNE
11 Sunday
POSON CELEBRATIONS
 JULY

09 Sunday

 ESALA CELEBRATIONS - Dhamma Day

 SEPTEMBER
16- 17 Saturday - Sunday

FOUNDER'S DAY

OCTOBER
29 Sunday
 KATHINA CELEBRATIONS - Sangha Day
 DECEMBER
03 Sunday
 SANGHAMITTA DAY CELEBRATIONS

Weekly/Monthly Events

Forthcoming Events

VESAK CELEBRATIONS - BUDDHA DAY:- The Full Moon Day of May commemorates the Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana (passing away) of the Buddha. .

POSON CELEBRATIONS:- The Full Moon Day of June commemorates the beginning of the propagation of Buddhism under Emperor Asoka of India in the 3rd century B.C., and marks the introduction of the Buddha Dhamma to Sri Lanka by Arahat Mahinda in 246 B.C.

ESALA CELEBRATIONS:- The Dhammacakka (Esala) Festival marks the preaching of the First Sermon known as The Wheel of Truth (Dhammacakka Sutta) by the Buddha, in the Deer Park at Isipatana, near Benares, India.

SANGHAMITTA CELEBRATIONS:- Sanghamitta Day Celebrations is unique to Sri Lanka as it commemorates the arrival of Sanghamitta, daughter of Emperor Asoka of India. for the purpose of establishing the Bhikkhuni Order in the island. This day is also of universal significance to Buddhists as Sanghamitta brought with her a sapling from the Bodhi Tree of Buddha Gaya. The sapling, planted at Anuradhapura in 245 B.C., is today regarded as the oldest historically authenticated tree in the world.

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