Sunday, December 15, 2019 (BE2563)
Sanghamitta Day Celebrations will be held at the London Buddhist Vihara on Sunday, 15th December 2019, 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.
P R O G R A M M E
09.00 – 09.15 A.M. Administering the Eight Precepts and Admonition (Anusasana) by Venerable B. Seelawimala Nayaka Thero, Head of the Vihara
09.15 – 09.30 A.M. Buddha Vandana (Homage to the Buddha) by Ven. K. Kassapa Thero
09.30 – 10.00 A.M. Meditation – Ajahn Sundara , Amaravati Buddhist Monastery
10.00 – 10.15 A.M. Tea will be served
10.15 – 11.00 A.M. Dhamma Talk – Ajahn Sundara, Amaravati Buddhist Monastery
11.00 A.M. Buddhapuja by Ven. Kalugamuwe Kassapa Thero
11.15 A.M. Dana for the Monks,Nuns and Upasaka ,Upasikas. Sponsored by St’ Paul’s College Milagiriya PPA UK.
(Sanghika Dana on this day is in memory of late Most Ven. Dr Vajiranana Nayaka Thero’s 13th Death anniversary)
1.00 – 2.00 P.M. Private Reading
2.00 – 3.00 P.M. “Latest Scientific Experiment on Compassion (Karuna)”
Dhamma Talk by Dr.Upali Abeysiri
3.00 – 3.30 P.M. Tea will be served
3.30---4.30 P.M . “Teaching Methods of the Buddha”-Dhamma Talk by Dr. Sumana Perera
4.30 – 5.30 P.M. Sermon in Sinhala by Ven. Seelawimala Nayaka Thero
5.30 – 6.00 P.M. Bodhi Puja conducted by Ven. Kalugamuwe Kassapa Thero.
6.00 P.M. Pirith Chanting and Punyanumodana (sharing of merit)
ALL ARE WELCOME!
FORTHCOMING EVENTS – January 2020
NEW YEAR’S DAY CELEBRATION
WEDNESDAY 1ST JANUARY 2020
Paritta chanting to bestow blessings throughout the New Year will be held at the Viharaon New Year’s Day
WEDNESDAY 1st January 2020, commencing at 8.30am