Vassa 2017 ….. Uposatha Observance – Sunday 6th of August
Dear Dhamma Friends,
We warmly invite you to participate at the next Uposatha Observance at the Dharmapala Institute onSunday 6th of August 2017. Venerable Thapovane Sutadhara thero from Southern California will be conducting the Uposatha Observance days’ program.
(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 – Maha Nidhana sutta (DN.15)
Please find a pdf copy of the English translation of the sutta by Venerable Bikkhu Bodhi attached herewith.
Sutta text (from sutta central): https://suttacentral.net/si/dn15
(please download the dhamma talks on the sutta below)
Two dhamma talks on Maha Nidhana sutta by Venerable Katukurunde Ghananada thero
11:30 – 01.00 Buddha Pooja & Lunch Meal Offerings
01:00 – 03:30 Dhamma discussion (cont..)
03:30 – 04:00 Afternoon Tea
04:00 – 05:00 Dhamma Talk
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. Dayananda and Ranjani Rajapaksa and family are generously offering the meal-dana for the uposatha program on this day.