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Sunday, 14th July 2019

The Dhammacakka (Esala) Festival marks the delivering of the First Sermon known as Setting in Motion the Wheel of Truth (Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta) by the Buddha, in the Deer Park at Isipatana, near Benares, India. This event will be celebrated at the London Buddhist Vihara on Sunday 14th July 2019.


9.00 a.m. Hoisting the Buddhist Flag

9.10 Administering Eight Precepts and Admonition, by Most Ven. B. Seelawimala Nayaka Thera,

Head of the Vihara and Sangha Nayaka of Great Britain.
Buddha Vandana (Homage to the Buddha) & chanting led by Ven. T Bandula

9.30 Meditation - Instruction and practice by Ven. K. Kassapa

10.00 Tea will be served

10.30 "Setting the Wheel of the Dhamma in Motion" by Ven. T. Bandula

11.15 Buddhapuja - by Ven. K. Kassapa

11.30 Dana to Venerable Monks, Upasakas and Upasikas observing Eight Precepts.

Organised by New Malden Dayakas

1.00 p.m. “Dhamma Discussion – ‘SAMMA DITTHI’” Panel Ven. Kasspa & Dr Upali Abeysiri

2.00 "Some Similes of the Buddha” by Dr Sumana Perera.

3.00 Tea will be served

3.30 "Enactments for Bhikkhus for Vassa in the Vinaya” by Ven. Kalugamuwe Kassapa

4.30 Sermon in Sinhala by Ven. B. Seelawimala Nayaka Thero.

5.30 Vas Aradhana - On this occasion, a formal invitation to observe the rainy retreat will be extended by devotees in the traditional manner to the venerable monks.

5.45 Chanting the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta (The First Sermon of the Buddha)

6.15 Punyanumodana (sharing of merit).



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