Uposatha Observance – Sunday 9th of July !!!
Dear Dhamma Friends,
(Please find additional reading material attached for the benefit of those interested in further reading on ‘Kalakarama sutta’)
We warmly invite you to participate at the Uposatha Observance at the Dharmapala Institute on Sunday 9thof July 2017. Venerable Thapovane Sutadhara thero from Southern California will be conducting the Uposatha Observance days’ program. At the end of the day we will have the Vassa Invitation ceremony at the Dharmapala Institute.
(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 – Kalakarama Sutta (AN 4.24)
Sutta text (from sutta central)
(please download the dhamma talks on the sutta below)
A dhamma talk on Kalakarama sutta by Venerable Nauyane Ariyadhamma thero
A dhamma talk on Kalakarama sutta by Venerable Katukurunde Ghananada thero
11:30 – 01.00 Buddha Pooja & Lunch Meal Offerings
01:00 – 03:00 Dhamma discussion (cont..)
03:00 – 03:30 Taking the Five Precepts and Chanting
03:30 – 04:00 Afternoon Tea
05:00 Vassa Invitation Ceremony
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. Sunil and Anuja Nethisinghe are generously offering the meal-dana for the uposatha program on this day.