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 8, 2011



Commemoration of  the 2,600th Anniversary of the Buddha’s Awakening


Annual Wesak; celebrates three events of the utmost significance in the life of prince Siddhartha who became an enlighten Buddha.   Georgia Buddhist Vihara celebrates the wesak on May 21 2011. 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 Nepal, attained Enlightenment, under the Bodhi tree in Gaya, and finally passed away in Kusinara.   The Buddhists all over the world celebrate with devotion the Triple Anniversary of Wesak, please follow the Georgia Buddhist Vihara’s one day program to Commemorate the 2,600thAnniversary of the Buddha’s Awakening



Program for Saturday, May 21, 2011


Program for Adult


7.30 am   Observance of the Eight Precepts, for  adult  Buddha Pooja and Heel Dana


08.30 Break for Tea/Coffee


09.00-11.00  Bhavana introduction with Bojjangha  by Ven. Wajirbuddhi


11.00 Buddha Pooja   for  main shrine for adult Ven. Wajirabodhi (*Note: make two sets of Buddha Puja for both shrine)


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  Talks by Ven. Dhammaloka


03.45. Group Discussion (Sutra) Anumana Sutra


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.


Program for children:

May 21, 2011

7.30 am   Observance of the Eight Precepts, Buddha Pooja and   Dana

08.30  Break for Tea/Coffee


09.00  Dhamma talk by Ven. Wajirabodhi Topic: Great qualities of the Triple Gem


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.


01-.2.00 Pm Dhamma lesson; wholesome deeds and unwholesome deeds


02.30 Break


02.45   Question and answer session; paper materials will be prepared about   wholesomeness and unwholesomeness


03.30. Talk on Ten Meritorious deeds


04.00 Termination of Sil for the children,


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






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