Esala 2020 is on Saturday, July 4th, 2020, from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm

GBV Esala Poya will be observed online on Saturday, July 4th, 2020, from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. We invite you to join the program.



Notes:
·  GBV Esala 2020 is a full-day online program on Saturday, July 4th, 2020, at 7:30 am – 6:00 pm.
·  Bhanthe Bodhi will recite eight precepts at 7:30 am. You can have your breakfast 
before the program at 7:30 am and can have Lunch after the Buddha Puja at 11:00 am.
  


Program 
Time
Event
7:30 am
– 8:00 am
Observation of Eight Precepts
and Vandana
8:00 am
– 8:50 am
Guided Meditation by Bhante Bodhi
(Sinhala Medium)
8:50 am
– 9:00 am
Break
9:00 am
– 10:50 am
Dhamma Deshana 
TBA 
(Sinhala Medium, Streaming)
10:50 am
– 11:00 am
Break
11:00 am
– 11:30 am
Buddha Poojawa by Bhante Bodhi
11:30 am
– 12:30 pm
Lunch Break
12.30 pm
– 2:30 pm
Dhamma Deshana 
by Bhante Piyananda
(Sinhala Medium, Streaming)
2.30 pm
– 3:00 pm
Break
3:00 pm
– 4:00 pm
Sutta Discussion and Q&A Session 
Bhante Deepankara (Sinhala Medium)
4:00 pm
– 4:15 pm
Break
4:15 pm
– 5:30 pm
Sutta Discussion and Q&A Session 
Bhante Deepankara (Sinhala Medium)
5:30 pm
– 5:45 pm
Observation of Five Precepts for those who observe Sil, Punnyanumodana, & Conclusion by Bhante Deepankara 
6:00 pm
– 7:00 pm
Vas Āradhanā 2020
(GBV YouTube Channel)

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Poson 2020 is on Saturday, June 6th, 2020, from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm

GBV Poson Poya will be observed online on Saturday, June 6th, 2020, from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm. We invite you all to join the program.

We are celebrating Poson 2020 adhering to the social distancing on Saturday, June 6th, 
2020, from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm. Georgia Buddhist Vihara warmly invites you to be a 
part of the Online Sil Program. Poson Poya is second only in importance to Vesak and 
commemorates the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka by the Arahat Mahinda in 
the 3rd century B.C. Arahath Mahinda met King Devanampiyatissa at Mihintale, 
a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka, and delivered the 
'Cula-hatthipadopama Sutta'. This is why Mihintale is often called 'the cradle of 
Buddhism' in Sri Lanka.


Notes:

·  GBV Poson 2020 is a full-day online program on Saturday, June 6th, 2020, at 7:30 am – 6:30 pm.

·  Bhanthe Bodhi will recite eight precepts at 7:30 am. You can have your breakfast 
before the program at 7:30 am and can have Lunch after the Buddha Puja at 11:00 am.

·  In the morning, at 9:00 am, we will have two breakout sessions with English and Sinhala medium. Please note that the English medium session will have a different meeting room link while the Sinhala Language program continues in the same meeting room (An e-mail will be sent with meeting room links).

· In the afternoon, we have invited Bhante for Kids/Youths Q&A Dhamma Sessions from Bhante Pemaratana from Pittsburgh Buddhist Center, Natrona Heights, PA.

  



Program 

Time

Event

7:30 am

– 8:00 am

Observation of Eight Precepts

and Vandana

8:00 am

– 8:50 am

Guided Meditation by Bhante Bodhi

(Sinhala Medium)

9:00 am

– 10:50 am

Dhamma Deshana 

Chulla Hatthi Padopama Sutta 

by Ven. Koswatthe Ariyawimala

(Sinhala Medium, Streaming)

9:00 am

– 11:00 am

Dhamma Discussion and Q&A Session

(In the English Medium)

by Bhante Deepankara

·        Guided meditation

·        Dhamma discussion

·        Question & answer session

Host: Mr. Justing Howell    

10:50 am

– 11:00 am

Break

11:00 am

– 11:30 am

Buddha Poojawa by Bhante Bodhi

11:30 am

– 12:15 pm

Lunch Break

12.15 pm

– 1:15 pm

Dhamma Deshana 

by Bhante Piyananda

(Sinhala Medium)

1.15 pm

– 1:30 pm

Break

1:30 pm

– 3:00 pm

Family Dhamma Discussion

For all Kids, Youth, and Adults

(English Medium)

by Bhante Pemaratana (Invited)

From Pittsburgh Buddhist Center, Natrona Heights, PA.


Bhante Pemaratana holds a Ph. D. in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.  Bhante is well known for workshops on meditation, yoga instructions, and spiritual counseling for the greater Pittsburgh community. 

3:00 pm

– 3:15 pm

Break

3:15 pm

– 4:30 pm

Sutta Discussion and Q&A Session 

Bhante Deepankara (Sinhala Medium)

4:30 pm

– 4:45 pm

Break

4:45 pm

– 6:15 pm

Sutta Discussion and Q&A Session 

Bhante Deepankara (Sinhala Medium)

6:15 pm

– 6:30 pm

Observation of Five Precepts for those who observe Sil, Punnyanumodana, & Conclusion by Bhante Deepankara 


 

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Vesak 2020 is on Saturday, May 9th, 2020, from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm

Vesak 2020 will be celebrated online on Saturday, May 9th, 2020, from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm. We invite you all to join the program.




We are celebrating Vesak 2020 adhering to the social distancing on Saturday, May 09th, 2020, from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm. Georgia Buddhist Vihara warmly invites you to be a part of the triple commemoration online at home. The Vesak Festival is celebrated around the world for 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.

 

Notes:

·        GBV Vesak 2020 is a full-day online program on Saturday, May 9th, 2020, at 7:30 am – 6:30 pm.

·        We invite you all to observe eight precepts at home. You can have your breakfast before the program at 7:30 am and can have Lunch after the Buddha Puja at 11:00 am.

·        In the morning, at 9:00 am, we have two breakout sessions with English and Sinhala medium. Please note that the Sinhala medium session is continuing with the same meeting room, and the English session will have a different link. (See below)

·        In the afternoon, we have two invited Dhamma Sessions from Bhante Suthadara and Bhante Kondañña from the Ventura Buddhist Center, Ventura, CA, and Staten Island Buddhist Vihara, Staten Island, NY, respectively.





Program 

Time

Event

7:30 am

– 8:00 am

Observation of Eight Precepts

and Vandana

8:00 am

– 8:50 am

Guided Meditation by Bhante Bodhi

(Sinhala Medium)

9:00 am

– 10:50 am

Dhamma Deshana 

by Bhante Koswatte Ariyawimala

(Online streaming)

(Sinhala Medium)

9:00 am

– 11:00 am

Dhamma Discussion and Q&A Session

(English Medium)

by Bhante Deepankara

·        Guided meditation

·        Dhamma discussion

·        Question & answer session

Host: Mr. Justing Howell    

10:50 am

– 11:00 am

Break

11:00 am

– 11:30 am

Buddha Poojawa by Bhante Bodhi

11:30 am

– 12:45 pm

Lunch Break

12.45 pm

– 1:45 pm

Dhamma Deshana 

by Bhante Piyananda

(Sinhala Medium)

1:45 pm

– 2:00 pm

Break

2:00 pm

– 3:00 pm

Family Dhamma Discussion

For all Kids, Youth, and Adults

(English Medium)

by Bhante SuthaDara from Ventura Buddhist Center, Ventura, CA.

3:00 pm

– 3:15 pm

Break

3:15 pm

– 3:45 pm

Family Dhamma Discussion

For all Kids, Youth, and Adults

(English Medium)

By Bhante Kondañña from

Staten Island Buddhist Vihara,

Staten Island, NY.

3:45 pm

– 3:55 pm

Break

3:55 pm

– 5:25 pm

Sutta Discussion and Q&A Session 

Bhante Deepankara (Sinhala Medium)

5:25 pm

– 5:35 pm

Observation of Five Precepts for those who observe Sil by Bhante Deepankara 

5:35 pm

– 5:45 pm

Break

5:45 pm

– 6:30 pm

Atlanta Vesak Celebrations

(A short film)

 

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COVID -19 GBV Message

Dear Devotees and Friends of the Georgia Buddhist Vihara,

As many of you are aware, circumstances are quickly changing regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) here in the Atlanta area. With the World Health Organization (WHO) now categorizing this virus as a global pandemic and the growing number of community members diagnosed with COVID-19 in Georgia, the Georgia Buddhist Vihara has decided to cancel all group and public activities (such as Sunday’s public meditation sessions, Sunday School for children, Pali classes, monthly Poya observances, etc.) until further notice in order to prioritize our community’s health and wellbeing.

We encourage our devotees and friends to closely follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) COVID-19 personal preventative guidelines to protect yourself and your family members:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or hand sanitizer using the WHO method for handwashing
  • Avoid touching your face, mouth, nose, or eyes
  • If you have a fever and a cough, stay at home and do not go out into public or to work. If you are experiencing fever and coughing, please contact your primary care physician to inquire about the best way to receive medical attention.
  • Use the inside of your elbow to cover your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing – and wash your hands after coughing and sneezing
  • Avoid unnecessary gatherings/meetings

In addition to following these guidelines to ensure you and your family’s health and wellbeing during this time, the monastic community members invite you to join in reciting or listening to the Ratana Sutta and dedicating one’s thoughts and merits for the wellbeing of our community members, people in our city and state, throughout the US, and worldwide who have been impacted by this illness and their loved ones.

We will continue to follow guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to determine when we can resume our normal public community events. We will continue to respond to community members’ via our phone line (770-987-8442). We kindly ask that you contact us before making any visits to the Vihara.

We continue to wish all community members good health and peace of mind.

Theruwan Saranai,
Bhante Wajirabuddhi and resident monks of the
Georgia Buddhist Vihara

March Poya Program on Saturday, 7th

March Poya Program will be Observed on Saturday, March 7th, 2020 from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm at the Georgia Buddhist Vihara. We invite you all to join the program.

N.B.:  Next Program will be Observed on Saturday, April 4th, 2020



Sign up for the program
Morning Program
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Observance of the Eight Precepts, Buddha Puja and Heel Dana
(Self Serving)
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Dhamma Desanawa
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 –11:00 a.m. Bhavana 
11:00 –11:15 a.m. Buddha Pooja (Will start @ 11.00 )
11:30 –12:00 nn Dana offering to the Bhantes and those who observe eight precepts
12:00 –1:00 p.m. Luncheon
Afternoon Program 
1:00 – 3:45 p.m. Sutra Discussion by Bhante Deepankara
(Please bring your favorite reading device)
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Tea & coffee break
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Dhamma Discussion (Cont.) 
6:00 p.m. Termination of the Sil and Gilanpasa Puja

KIDS PROGRAM
1:00 - 3:45 pm       Loving Kindness Discussion and Q&A Session
4:00 - 6:00 pm       Art and Craft session



COVID -19 GBV Message

The Georgia Buddhist Vihara has decided to cancel all group and public activities (such as Sunday’s public meditation sessions, Sunday School for children, Pali classes, monthly Poya observances, etc.) until further notice in order to prioritize our community’s health and wellbeing.

The Dhamma School, Wednesday and Sunday discussion Sessions are conducted online.

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