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Dhamma Sunday – Uposatha Observance !!! 8:30 am
Dhamma Sunday – Uposatha Observance !!!
Feb 10 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Dhamma Sunday - Uposatha Observance !!!
Dear Dhamma Friends,   We warmly invite you to participate at the 1stUposatha Observance of the year 2019 at the Dharmapala Institute on Sunday 13th of January 2019. Venerable Kirinde Chandananda thero, Venerable Kannadeniye Santa thero and...
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Sunday Dhamma School for Children !!! 3:00 pm
Sunday Dhamma School for Children !!!
Feb 17 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday Dhamma School for Children !!!
Dear Dhamma Friends,   We would like to welcome you to the new Sunday Dhamma School at the Dharmapala Institute! We are pleased to introduce you and your children to a grace-filled year of growing in...
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Sunday Dhamma School for Children !!! 3:00 pm
Sunday Dhamma School for Children !!!
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Sunday Dhamma School for Children !!!
Dear Dhamma Friends,   We would like to welcome you to the new Sunday Dhamma School at the Dharmapala Institute! We are pleased to introduce you and your children to a grace-filled year of growing in...
Sunday Afternoon Dhamma Talks !!! 5:00 pm
Sunday Afternoon Dhamma Talks !!!
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sunday Afternoon Dhamma Talks !!!
Dear Dhamma Friends, The Dhamma Talk series is new addition to the yearly program of Dharmapala Institute. These will be conducted by Venerable. Weragoda Sujatha thero and will be delivered in Sinhala Language and for an...
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Sunday Dhamma School for Children !!!
Feb 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Dear Dhamma Friends,
 
We would like to welcome you to the new Sunday Dhamma School at the Dharmapala Institute! We are pleased to introduce you and your children to a grace-filled year of growing in the Dhamma. 
The new classes will begin on Sunday January 20th, 2019 and will be held from 3.00 – 5.00 PM.
If you have not enrolled your child/children to the Dhamma School and wish to do so, please fill out the attached enrollment form and bring it with you when you come on January 20th. Please kindly fill out a separate form for each child. The age limit for enrollment is minimum of 5 years.
Please also find the Dhamma School schedule for the year 2019 attached here.
 
You as parents and caregivers are the most important people in teaching dhamma to your child. We are here to support you to continue on that journey and will be delighted to start this new service to our community.
 
The overall objectives of the Sunday Dhamma School are:
  • Making the temple a comfortable and familiar place for the children.
  • Make the children interested in learning and listening about the Buddha’s teachings.
  • Sharing moral and behavioral values through Jataka stories.
  • Making the children familiar with a few Vandana Gathas.
  • Completing the basic reading, writing and grammar in Sinhala Language.
 
With Metta,
 
The Organizing Committee
Dharmapala Institute
409 S Temple Drive 
Milpitas CA 95035
(408) 934-3985
Sunday Afternoon Dhamma Talks !!!
Feb 24 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Dear Dhamma Friends,

The Dhamma Talk series is new addition to the yearly program of Dharmapala Institute. These will be conducted by Venerable. Weragoda Sujatha thero and will be delivered in Sinhala Language and for an adult audience. We encourage the use of this opportunity to visit the temple and strengthen your own Dhamma practice and Dhamma knowledge.

With Metta,
 
The Organizing Committee
Dharmapala Institute
409 S Temple Drive 
Milpitas CA 95035
(408) 934-3985
 
=========================   Dhamma Talk on Sunday, 27th of January 2019 ===========================
Dear Dhamma Friends,
 
Dharmapala Institute welcomes you to join the Sunday-afternoon Dhamma Talk on Sunday, 27th of January 2019, at 5.00 PM. Venerable Weragoda Sujatha Thero will conduct the program.
 
Title:    Vedabba Jathaka (https://suttacentral.net/ja48/en/chalmers.)
Venu:   Dharmapala Institute 
Time:   from 5.00 – 6.00 PM
 
 
The evening may include chanting, discourse and dialogue. May you find time and space in our busy lives to practice dhamma, and make the right effort with mindfulness & strength. May the practice of the path unfold awakening wisdom, the clear awareness penetrating all things.
 
With Metta,
 
The Organizing Committee
Dharmapala Institute
409 S Temple Drive 
Milpitas CA 95035
(408) 934-3985
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Dhamma Sunday – Uposatha Observance !!!
Mar 10 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Dhamma Sunday - Uposatha Observance !!!
Dear Dhamma Friends,
 
We warmly invite you to participate at the 1stUposatha Observance of the year 2019 at the Dharmapala Institute on Sunday 13th of January 2019. Venerable Kirinde Chandananda thero, Venerable Kannadeniye Santa thero and Venerable Weragoda Sujatha thero will be conducting the Uposatha Observance days’ program this month. 
  
This Months Program (January)
(please note that the Dhamma talks/Discussions will be conducted in Sinhala Language)
 
08:30   Morning chanting & taking eight precepts
09:00  Guided Meditation
10:15  Dhamma Talk/discussion ධම්මසංගණීවිවරණය
11:30  Buddha Pooja & Lunch Meal offerings
12.30  ‘Lakkana Sutta’ – dhamma forum
01:00  Dhamma discussion/forum (cont ධම්මසංගණීවිවරණය
03:15  Afternoon tea
03:30  Dhamma Talk 
අභිත්ථරෙථකල්‍යාණෙ– පාපාචිත්තංනිවාරයෙ
දන්ධංහිකරොතොපුඤ්ඤංපාපස්මිංරමතීමනො
04:30  Taking five precepts
 
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. You may bring a dish to offer the monks for the meal-dana and share with the other participants. Please contact us via temple@buddhistvihara.net if you wish to contribute towards the meal-dana offerings, so we can coordinate the event.
 
With Metta,
 
The Organizing Committee
Dharmapala Institute
409 S Temple Drive 
Milpitas CA 95035
(408) 934-3985