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.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018


Schedule for Two-day Vassana Retreat

At Georgia Buddhist Vihara 3153 Miller Road, Lithonia, GA 30038

  Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018  

from 8:00am - 5:00pm 

Led by Bhante Seelananda from Bhavana Society WV 

Dear Participants,
Please take your breakfast prior to arrival at the Vihara. Monks will have their breakfast early due to for the time-consuming matter. Recommended arrival time is 7:30 am.


September 8 Saturday

AM 

8:00   = Observance of Precepts and guided meditation
9:00   = Short Break
9:15   = Guided walking meditation
10:00 = Sitting meditation
11:00 = Buddha puja.
11:15 = Lunch & break {Five monks will be for the lunch Dana}
12:30 = Dhamma discussion among the practitioners

PM 

1:30   =  Presentation of what discussed and Mindful chanting
2:00   = Dhamma talk
3:00   = Tea break
3:30   = Original Sutta study/Dhamma discussion
4:30   = Sitting meditation/Guided meditation for Metta
5:00   = Sharing merit with all beings /End.

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September 9 Sunday  

AM 

8:00   = Observance of Precepts and guided meditation
9:00   = Short Break
9:15   = Guided walking meditation
10:00 = Sitting meditation
11:00 = Buddha puja and lunch {Only Bhante Seelananda will be for the lunch, Dana}

PM 

12:30 = Dhamma discussion among the participants
1:30   = Presentation of what discussed among the groups
2:00   = Dhamma talk
3:00   = Tea break
3:30   = Sutta discussion
4:30   = Sitting meditation
5:00   = Sharing merit and end.

Venerable Seelananda Thero was born and bred in Sri Lanka as a Theravada monk. Having received the invitation extended from American Sri Lankan Buddhist Association of New York he came to the U.S. for the dissemination of the Dhamma in 2002. Bhante Seelananda, along with his friends, established a meditation Center named “Samatha Vipassana Meditation Centre” in Edmonton Canada. Ven. Seelananda continues to lead retreats at the Bhavana Society and worldwide. Some Dhamma talks by Bhante Seelananda can be found in Internet Archive.

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