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.

Saturday, April 29, 2017


                 Georgia Buddhist Vihara wishes you a happy and a peaceful Vesak





Our annual Wesak program celebrates three events of the utmost significance in the life of prince 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 Nepal, attained Enlightenment, under the Bodhi tree in Gaya, and passed away in Kusinara. 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. 

  
7.30 am  
Observance of the Eight Precepts, for both adult and young; Buddha Pooja and Heel Dana     
8-30am
Wesak Dhamma Deshana
9-30am
Bhāvanā/Blood Drive
11-00am
Buddha Pūjāva
11-20am
Dana offering to the monks and those who observe eight precepts.
12-00 noon
Luncheon
1-.2pm
Dhamma  Q & A session 1-1.30 for children by Bhante Buddhi Thero
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Talk & Slide presentation/ Q & A session, Abhidhamma (English) - Dr. Deeptha Jayaratne
3:00-4:00pm
Bhavana for young/children mindful activities/Sutra Discussion; MN 06 - Akankeya sutta
4:00 pm 

 
Wesak Bhakthi Geetha and certificate presentation for Dhamma School (Dhaham Pasala) 
  Please see below agenda for  Dhamma school Wesak day program starting at 4.00pm.

1. Welcome -    Nevinka and Lisanga
2  " Serivanija Jathaka - Drama   
3  Bathi gee   -  Savana Kodithuwakku
4  Bathi Gee - Suranika Galhena
5  " Vessantara Jathaka - Drama
6. Bathi Gee - Nisal Rajapakse
7. Buddhist talk - Thai Nguyen
8  Mahasara Jathaka - Drama
9  Bathi gee - Suranika Galhena
10 presentation of certificates

Inauguration of newly established Moonstone and candle holder (pahan Weta)

Please note:

We are doing a school supply drive for kids in SL. If you would like to donate please bring the items to the temple on or before may 10th.( please share this with your friends )  Most needed items. Note; Monetary donations are welcome to avoid the shipping and customs cost)

Colored Pencils - ( 12count )
Box of Crayons - ( 24 counts)
Eraser Caps
Pencils
pencil sharpeners
book bags
rulers

Please bring flowers for Evening Buddha Pooja.




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