Poson Uposatha Observance – Sunday June 4th !!!

Dear Dhamma Friends,
Dharmapala Institute cordially invites you to participate at the annual Poson celebration on Sunday, June 4th2017. 
08:30 – 09:00   Vandana & observing Sil
09:00 – 09:45   Meditation
10:00 – 11:00   Dhamma talk & discussion – “Bāhiya Sutta”
Please find two Dhamma talks on Bāhiya Sutta by Venerable Katukurunde Ghanananda thero from here:
11:15 – 11:30   Buddha Pooja
11:30 – 12:00   Lunch
12:45 – 01:15   Walking mediation
01:30 – 03:30   Dhamma Discussion – Bāhiya Sutta
03:30 – 04:00   Tea break (Gilanpasa)
04:00 – 05:00   Dhamma Talk – Jeewaka Sutta
06:30 – 07: 00  Poson Pooja
07:00  PM        Poson Dansala  & Lighting lanterns
If you plan to attend the Uposatha program by taking eight precepts, you may have your breakfast at home and be present at the Dharmapala Institute premises by 8.30 AM. Manjula and Saliya Vidanage are generously offering the meal-dana for the uposatha program.
At the end of the day we will be having the ‘Poson Dansela’ and the lighting of the lanterns. This year Indira and Palitha Jyaweera are generously offering the Poson Dansela.
We encourage all our members to participate at the Poson 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, dhamma discussion forums and dhamma talks at any time of day. We will be discussing the Bāhiya Sutta for the morning and evening Dhamma discussion sessions. Please find the Audio links to a series of dhamma talk on the sutta by Venerable Ghanananda below and a pdf of the sutta text attached herewith. The sutta discussion will be conducted in Sinhala, during the program.
Bāhiya Sutta
With Metta,
The Organizing Committee
Dharmapala Institute
409 S Temple Drive 
Milpitas CA 95035
(408) 934-3985

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