Passing 2017 and Welcoming 2018

Dear Dhamma Friends,
As the year of 2017 is slowly ticking out into the past and the year of 2018 is dawning, we would like to take this opportunity to send you a few updates from the Dharmapala Institute and inform you about the programs and events of the 2018, together with greetings and blessings for a Happy New Year. 
  1. On January 1st (Monday) at 6.00 PM we will have the New Year Blessing Ceremony. We welcome you all to attend and share the merits with your family and friends.
  2. We would like to introduce Venerable Weragoda Sujatha thero who is joining the Chief Incumbent Monk Ven. Kannadeniye Santa thero, and Ven. Kirinde Chandananda thero and will be providing additional services as a resident monk at the Dharmapala Institute. We look forward to introduce Venrable Sujatha thero to our Dhamma friends and community after the New Year ceremony.
  3. A six weeks course of Thursday Dhamma Class Series (from 7.30 – 9.00 PM) will commence from Thursday 11th of JanuaryVenerable Kirinde Chandananda will be conducting the course and will be an ‘Introduction to Paticca Smmuppada’. Please note that this series will be delivered in Sinhala.
  4. We will commence the monthly Uposatha Program from Sunday 7th of January. We will be sending details of the event in a separate email before the event. Please find the 2018-year’s schedule of the Uposatha Days as a separate attachment herewith.
  5. We are introducing an afternoon Dhamma Talk series in 2018, which will be delivered once every month on a Sunday afternoon (from 5.00-6.00 PM). Venerable Weragoda Sujatha thero will be conducting the Dhamma talks. Please find the 2018-year’s schedule of the Dhamma Talk Days as a separate attachment herewith.
  6. On March 25th at 4.00 PM we will be holding the Annual General Meeting. We are looking forward to see your participation and contributions at this important event.
  7. During the year we will be conducting the School-Backpack-project and a summer program for children. We will send the details of these events in the future.
We wish you good health and happiness for the New Year 2018. May you find strength in your practice of Dhamma and many moments of mindfulness in your lives.
With Metta,
The Organizing Committee
Dharmapala Institute
409 S Temple Drive 
Milpitas CA 95035
(408) 934-3985

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