Uposatha Observance – Sunday 8th of July !!!

Dear Dhamma Friends,

We warmly invite you to participate at the first Uposatha Observance Day of the year 2018, at the Dharmapala Institute, on Sunday 8th of July. Venerable Thapovane Sutadhara thero from Southern California will be conducting the Uposatha Observance days’ program.
Please find the links to the dhamma talk sessions in the e-mail text below.

(please note that the Dhamma talks/Discusisons will be conducted in Sinhala Language)

08:30 – 08:45 Taking Eight Precepts
08:45 – 09:45 Guided Meditation
10:00 – 11.15 Dhamma Talk – මහා සාරෝපමා සූත්‍රය (MN 29)

11:15 – 12.30 Buddha Pooja & Lunch Meal Offerings
12.30 – 1.00 Lakkana Sutta Dhamma forum
01:00 – 03:00 Dhamma discussion/forum
03:15 – 03:30 Afternoon Tea
03:30 – 04:30 Dhamma Talk – පුඤ්ඤං චේ පුරිසො කයිරා – කයිරා තේ තං පුනප්පුනං
තම්හි ඡන්දං කියිරාථ – සුඛො පුඤ්ඤස්ස උච්චයො. ~ ධම්මපදය පාපවග්ග
[Should a person perform a meritorious action, he should do it again and again; he should find pleasure therein: blissful is the accumulation of merit.]
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. Miyuri Jayasinghe and family aregenerously offering the meal-dana on that day.
With Metta,

The Organizing Committee
Dharmapala Institute
409 S Temple Drive
Milpitas CA 95035
(408) 934-3985

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