December 23, 2018 (BE2562)
Celebrations will be held at the London Buddhist Vihara on
Sunday, 23rd December 2018, commencing at 9.00 a.m. This festival
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 of the Bodhi Tree from Buddha Gaya. The sapling,
planted at Anuradhapura in 245 B.C., is today regarded as
the oldest historically authenticated tree in the world.
R O G R A M M E
9.00 - 9.15am Administering the Eight Precepts and Admonition
Venerable B. Seelawimala Nayaka Thera, Head of the Vihara.
9.15 - 9.45am Buddha Vandana (Homage to the Buddha)
Venerable K. Kassapa
- 10.15am Meditation - by Ajahn Bodhipala , Amaravati Buddhist
– 10.30am Tea will be served
- 11.15am Dhamma Talk - by Ajahn Bodhipala , Amaravati Buddhist
11.15am Buddhapuja - by Venerable K. Kassapa
11.30am Dana for monks and nuns, Upasakas and Upasikas observing
Eight Precepts and lay devotees. Sponsored by St. Paul’s Milagiriya
PPA UK Branch
1.30 – 2.00pm “Private Reading”
2.00 - 3.00pm ‘Ulysses Contract and Buddhism’
Dhamma Talk by Dr Upali Abeysiri
3.00 – 3.30pm Tea will be served
3.30 - 4.30pm “Dasa Mara Sena” by Dr. Sumana Perera
4.30 – 5.30pm Sermon in Sinhala
– 6.00pm Bodhi Puja conducted by Ven. Kalugamuwe Kassapa Thero.
6.00pm Pirith Chanting and Punyanumodana (sharing of merit)
ALL ARE WELCOME!
EVENTS OF THE VIHARA
PUJA – 15 DECEMBER 5.00pm
Saturday 15th Dec.at 5.00 pm Special Puja to Commemorate late
Most Ven. Dr Vajiranana, former Head of the London Buddhist
NEW YEAR’S DAY CELEBRATION – 1ST JANUARY 2019
Paritta chanting to bestow blessings throughout the New Year
will be held at the Vihara on
New Year’s Day 1st January 2019, commencing at 8.30am.