Annual Program 2019 – May 19th (Sunday) – Vesak

May 19, 2019 all-day
Annual Program 2019 - May 19th (Sunday) – Vesak
Dear Dhamma Friends,
Dharmapala Institute warmly invites you to participate at the annual Vesak celebration on Sunday May 19th2019. We have the Vesak Uposatha observance program from 8.30 to 3.30 PM and the annual Vesak Buddha Pooja Ceremony in the evening, commencing at 5.00 PM. Venerable Kannadeniye Santa thero and Venerable Weragoda Sujatha thero will be conducting the Vesak Uposatha program. At the end of the day (7.00 PM) we will have the Vesak Dansela and lighting of the lanterns.
08:30 – 09:00    Vandana & observing Sil
09:00 – 09:45    Meditation
10:00 – 11:30    Dhamma talk & discussion – නිවනට ඇවිද යා හැකිද  Rohitassa Sutta
Please download and listen to a discussion of the sutta by Ven. Mankadawala Sudassana Thero from the following link. 
11:30 – 12:00    Buddha Pooja
12:00 – 01:00    Lunch
01:00 – 01:30    Walking mediation 
01:30 – 03:30    Dhamma discussion – cont..     
03:30  PM         Taking five precepts and end of Uposatha observance
05:00 – 07:00    Vesak ceremony pooja & Vesak Bakti Gee
07:00  PM         Vesak Dansala  & Lighting lanterns
We encourage all our members to participate at the Vesak program as their time permits, and make use of this event to strengthen your own dhamma practice. You may feel free to join the meditation sessions and dhamma discussion forums at any time of day. 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. A group of Dharmapala Institute devotees are generously offering the meal-dana for the Vesak Uposatha program.
On Saturday 11thand 19thof May there will be Bakti Gee practices taking place at the Dharmapala Institute. If you would like to participate at the Vesak Bakti Gee please let us know and we will send you further details of this program.
At the end of the day we will have the Vesak ceremony pooja, and Vesak dansela followed by the lighting of Vesak lanterns. Tony and Dayani Perera and family are generously offering the ‘Vesak Dansela’. 
With Metta,
The Organizing Committee
Dharmapala Institute
409 S Temple Drive 
Milpitas CA 95035
(408) 934-3985

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