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, May 23, 2010


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





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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.


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