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.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


Georgia Buddhist Vihara

Meditation Retreat Program 2013

by
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana(August 24th through 25th)


Friday, August 23rd  

Around 7.00 PMArrival of Bhante Gunaratana Maha Thero

Friday, August 23rd  


3:00 - 5:00 pm

Dhamma Talk & DiscussionQuestion and Answer Session

(Youth & Adults can participate)


7:30 - 9:30 pm

Observing Precepts/Retreat Orientation


10:00 pm

Bed time(please bring your sleeping materials)

Program for Sunday, August 25th  (Nikini Poya)


4:30am

 Wake Up, Coffee/Tea & preparation for Silence Retreat

5:00 – 6:00

Group Meditation

6:30 – 7:00

Buddha Puja

7:00 – 8:00

Breakfast Provided by Meth and Indira family

8:30 – 10:00

Guided Vipassana Meditation

10:00 –10:30

Metta Meditation

10:30 – 11:00

Walking Meditation

11:00 – 12:00pm

Buddha Puja/Dana

1:00 - 2:00

Walking Meditation / Working (cleaning the temple,etc)

2:30 – 3:30

Meditation

3:30 – 4:00

  Break / Coffee-Tea

4:00 – 5:30

 Dhamma Talk & Discussion

5:30pm

 Sharing Merrits & End of Program

Bhante Gunaratana has been a monk for over 60 years and is the most senior Sri Lankan monk in the United States.  Knowledgeable in both Western and Buddhist psychology, he is the founder of Bhavana Society, a retreat and monastic center in rural West Virginia.  He is the author of a number of books, including Mindfulness in Plain English and Eight Mindful Steps To Happiness.  He actively conducts Vipassana retreats worldwide.

Program for Saturday, August 24th
For any inquiries or Dana arrangements on Aug 24th & 25th please contact Gayan Hapugoda at 404-573-7148. (gayan21@yahoo.com)

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