Theravada Buddhist Temple and Vipassana Meditation Center

Theravada Buddhist Temple and Vipassana Meditation Center

The Georgia Buddhist Vihara is dedicated to the promotion of the Theravada Buddhist teachings through the practice of meditation, study of Buddhist scriptures, Dhamma School for children and regular religious ceremonies. The Vihara was established in 2000 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Unduvap Poya




The Undu Vap Poya   program will be held on on Saturday, Dec 25, 2010, from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Georgia Buddhist Vihara,  We invite you all, to join the Undu Vap moon day program.

MORNING PROGRAM

7:30am – 8:30am Observance of the eight Precepts, Buddha Puja and Heel Dana.

8:30am – 9:00am Tea, & coffee break

9:00am – 11:00am Vipassana Meditation.

11:00am Buddha Puja

11:20am – 12 Noon Dana offering to the monks and those who observe eight precepts. (Parents and other participants will bring dishes for the Dana. (For additional information of the program, please feel free to call Vihara at 770-987-8442.)

AFTERNOON PROGRAM

12nn – 1:00pm Luncheon

1:00 – 2:00pm Discussion will be base on Abhidhamma by Dr. Deepta Jayaratne

2:00 – 2:15pm Break.

3:15 – 4:00 Sutra Discussion; Cula-sihanada Sutta  (Please click on this link for the details)

http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.011.ntbb.html

For sinhala version please click http://www.gavihara.org/chuula-seeha-naada-sutta/

5:00 pm  Termination of the Sil, Gilanpasa Pujava

May you be well and happy,

Bhante Wajirabuddhi

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Monday, October 25, 2010


http://www.doctorjayaratne.com/videos/

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


There will be a meditation retreat and day of Noble Silence/Mindfulness in observance of the Nikini Poya on Saturday, Aug 28, 2010, from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm at the Georgia Buddhist Vihara.  All meditation instructions, Sutta discussions, and Dhamma talks will be conducted in English.

Below is a tentative schedule of the program:

MORNING PROGRAM

7:30am – 8:30am Observance of the eight Precepts, Buddha Puja and Offering of breakfast foods to the monks and those who are observing the Eight Precepts (Heel Dana).

8:30am – 9:00am Tea and coffee break

9:00am – 11:00am Vipassana Meditation - Introduction of Vedananupassana (The establishment of mindfulness on the feelings)

11:00am Buddha Puja

11:20am – 12:30pm  Offering of lunch (Dana) to the monks and those who observe Eight Precepts.
AFTERNOON PROGRAM

12:45 – 1:45 Metta (Loving-Kindness) meditation; Vipassana meditation; Walking meditation

1:45 – 2:15pm Break (time for personal reflection and reading); Coffee and Tea

2:15 - 3:15pm  Vipassana Meditation

3:15 – 4:30 Sutra Discussion of the SALLEKA SUTTA (Please go the following link and print the sutta to bring to the discussion: www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.008.nypo.html)

5:00 -  7:00pm  Termination of the Eight Precepts (Sil), Buddha Puja, and chanting of the Sacca Vibhanga  Sutta.
Please Note:
Participants will need to bring a small breakfast food and a lunch dish (preferably vegetarian) to share with the monks and the participants in the retreat as a form of Dana (generosity). Please contact the retreat coordinator (Justin Howell) to inform him of what food you plan to bring to the retreat either by email at justinhowell2112@gmail.com or by phone at 404/375.0264.

During this special time, please consider making a monetary donation to the Vihara as a form of Dana so that we can continue to support the monks and to keep the vihara open so that all people are able to practice and learn about the Dhamma.

May you and your friends and family be well, happy, and peaceful......I look forward to seeing you on Saturday, August 28 at the Vihara.

With Metta.....
Justin Howell

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Georgia Buddhist Vihara wishes you a happy and a peaceful Vesak!





[swf src="http://www.gavihara.org/wp-content/uploads/GbviharaWesakCard.swf" width=475 height=350]

Our annual Wesak program celebrates three events of the utmost significance in the life of price Siddhartha who became a Buddha – His Birth, his attainment of Enlightenment, and his passing away. Georgia Buddhist Vihara warmly invites you to be a part of the triple commemoration. Wesak full moon day has been for centuries regarded as the Buddha Day. For it was on a Wesak full moon day, that the Sakyan prince Siddhartha Gautama was born, in Lumbini Park, on the frontier of Napal, attained Enlightenment, under the Bodhi tree in Gaya, and finally passed away.   The Buddhists all over the world celebrate with devotion the Triple Anniversary of Wesak. To a true follower of the Buddha, there is no greater day than Wesak Poya which also symbolizes peace, love, compassion and piety.

With this in view the Vihara has organized various activities to celebrate this occasion focusing on  Dana, Seela and Bhavana (Generosity, Morality, and Meditation)

Program for Saturday, May 29 ,2010

Program

7.30 am   Observance of the Eight Precepts,for both adult and young

Buddha Pooja and Heel Dana

08.30 Break for Tea/Coffee

09.00 Bhavana

10.00 Bhavana (for children and Young)

11.00 Buddha Pooja  

11.20 Dana offering to the monks and those who observe eight precepts. (Parents and other devotees will contribute dishes for the Dana.) If you like to contribute for the Dana, please contact us at 770 987 8442.

12.00 Lunch

01.00 Pm Abhidhamma lessons by Dr. Deepta Jayaratne

02.30 Break

02.45 Dhamma Lectur for children by Dr. Amarasinghe


05.00 Termination of Sil for adults, Gilanpasa Pooja, Pirith chanting and meditation on Loving Kindness.

05.00 Devotional songs, Speeches and decorating lanterns by Dhamma School Children.


Monday, April 19, 2010


Bak  Full moon


Observation of the Bak full moon day will be  on Saturday, April 24, 2010, from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm at the Georgia Buddhist Vihara, 3153 Miller Rd Lithonia GA 30038.

MORNING PROGRAM

7:30am – 8:30am Observance of the eight Precepts, Buddha Puja and Heel Dana.

8:30am – 9:00am Tea, & coffee break

9:00am – 11:00am Vipassana Meditation.

11:00am Buddha Puja

11:20am – 12 Noon Dana offering to the monks and those who observe eight precepts. (Parents and other participants will bring dishes for the Dana. (For additional information of the program, please feel free to call Vihara at 770-987-8442.)

AFTERNOON PROGRAM

12nn – 1:00pm Luncheon

1:00 – 2:00pm Discussion will be base on Abhidhamma by Dr. Deepta Jayaratne

2:00 – 2:15pm Break.

3:15 – 4:00 Sutra Discussion (Please click on this link for the details) http://http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/mn/mn.007.nypo.html:
5:00 pm Termination of the Sil,  Pirith Chanting, and Meditation in Loving Kindness.

May you be well and happy,

Bhante Wajirabuddhi

Your kind contribution


The Georgia Buddhist Vihara is run by a non-profit tax-exempted organization. All your donations are tax deductible.

Recent Posts

Blog Archive

Total Pageviews

Powered by Blogger.

The Georgia Buddhist Vihara is run by a non-profit tax-exempted organization. All your donations are tax deductible.

Copyright © Georgia Buddhist Vihara is Powered by Blogger.