Uposatha Observance – Sunday 16th of April
Dear Dhamma Friends,
We warmly invite you to participate at the Uposatha Observance at the Dharmapala Institute on Sunday 16th of April 2017. Venerable Usgoda Dhammagaru thero from Southern California will be conducting the Uposatha Observance days’ program. We will be sending the monthly Uposatha program dates for the year in a separate email together with the annual program for Dharmapala Institute. Please kindly note the date change from the initial planned date in the annual program (9th April) to 16th of April.
(please note that the Dhamma talks/Discussions will be conducted in Sinhala Language)
08:30 – 08:45 Taking Eight Precepts
08:45 – 09:45 Guided Meditation
10:00 – 11.15 Dhamma Discussion – Anapanasati Sutta (MN118)
Video link to Anapanasati sutta by Ven. Udaeeriyagama Dhammajeewa thero
(Please also find a PDF document on Anapansati sutta written by Ven. Udaeeriyagama Dhammajeewa thero attached herewith)
11:30 – 01.00 Buddha Pooja & Lunch Meal Offerings
01:00 – 03:00 Dhamma discussion (cont..)
03:00 – 03:30 Afternoon Tea
03:30 – 04:30 Dhamma Talk
04:30 – 05:00 Taking the Five Precepts and Chanting
Uposatha Observance days are days committed to renew dedication to Dhamma practice. Lay people may observe the Eight Precepts on Uposatha days, and will intensify the practice and deepen the knowledge of Dhamma. For those who find it less flexible to participate in the full-day program, we encourage the use of this opportunity to visit the temple, attend to Dhamma talks, and to join the meditation sessions, as your time permits. If you plan to attend the Uposatha Observance Day, you may have your breakfast at home and be present at the Dharmapala Institute premises by 8.30 AM. Dhammaika Ilankoon and family are kindly offering the meal-dana for this weeks Uposatha Observance.