Uposatha Observance – 11th February

Dear Dhamma Friends,
We warmly invite you to participate at the Uposatha Observance at the Dharmapala Institute on Saturday 11th of February 2017. Venerable Thapovane Sutadhara thero from Southern California will be conducting the Uposatha Observance days’ program.
Please kindly note that this month’s program will be held on Saturday (not on Sunday).
(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 – Ratha Vinita Sutta
please download the mp3-audio file of dhamma discussion of the sutta by Venerable Manakadawala Sudassana Thero:
sutta text:
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 – Sela sutta (sutta nipata 3.7)
sutta text:
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. Samson and Kanthi Hettiarachchi are generously offering the meal-dana for this day.
With Metta,
The Organizing Committee
Dharmapala Institute
409 S Temple Drive
Milpitas CA 95035
(408) 934-3985



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