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.

Thursday, July 5, 2018



Esala Poya Program will be observed on Saturday, July 28, 2018, from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm at the Georgia Buddhist Vihara. We invite you all to join the program.





Morning Program

7:30


8:30

a.m.

Observance of the eight Precepts, Buddha Puja and Heel Dana

8:30


8:45

a.m.
(self Serving breakfast)
Tea & coffee break

8:45


10:00

a.m.

Dhamma Desanawa By Ven, Morakandegoda Piyananda Thero

10:00

 –

11:00

a.m.

Bhavana

11:00

 –

11:15

a.m.

Buddha Pooja (Must start @ 11.00)

11:30


12:00

Noon

Dana offering to the Bhanthes and those who observe eight precepts; (Self Serving lunch) 

12:00


1:00

p.m.

Luncheon

Afternoon Program
1:30         
2:30
2:30


2:45

p.m.

Tea & coffee break

2.45


5:30

p.m.

Discussion (base on Abhidhamma) by Dr. Deepta Jayaratne



5:30

p.m.

Termination of the Sil and Gilanpasa Puja


Rains Retreat Observance Invitation
(Vas Ārādhanā)



The Georgia Buddhist Vihara cordially invites you to participate this year Vas Aradhana (Rains Retreat Invitation) for resident monks on  Saturday, July 28th, 2018 from 5:45 pm to 6:45 p.m. at the Georgia Buddhist Vihara. This year Vas Aradhana will be performed by  Niroshena & Erosha Jayawardena family.

Vas Season (Rains Retreat) was started during the time of the Buddha, the Awakened One. Full ordained monastics all over the world continue, up till the present time to observe this Rains Retreat or Monsoon Season Retreat for three months – from the full moon day in July to the Katina Ceremony. During this time, they dedicate their time to spiritual activities such as practicing meditation and studying Dhamma thoroughly. This gives an opportunity for Buddhist community to take care of the monastics by offering them food, drinks, medicine, etc. and also to participate in spiritual activities more often.

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