2021 Katina Program

 


The GBV Katina (ending of rainy season retreat) will be held on Saturday, October 23rd from 5.30am to 5.00pm. Your onsite participation is appreciated if you are fully vaccinated.

Please sign up using the following link to confirm your participation and sign up for Dhaval Dana (Lunch) items. If you prefer to bring items not listed in the signup, please contact us. 
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4AA9AA22A1FF2-2021

Katina Day Program
5.00 AMBringing the Katina Cheevara to the temple
 Katina Cheevara offering to the Maha Sangha
6.00 AMMorning Buddha Pooja
 Heel Dana
8.30 AMDhamma Discussion
10.30 AM   Bhesajja Pindapatha
11.00 AMBuddha Pooja / Dahaval Dana / Lunch 
1.30 PMPerahara
2.30 PMKatina Cheevara Pooja Ceremony
 Katina Anisansa Dharma Deshana in Sinhala by Urumutte Vijitha Thero
4.30 PMAtavisi Buddha Pooja
5.00 PMEnd of Program
 
Car parking instructions
Please use the unpaved car parking behind the temple building and on the side of the Dharma Shala. We intend to use the paved car parking for Program activities. Please be mindful of space left for other cars when you park.

Bhesajja Pindapatha items for offering
Please offer medicinal items only, such as Antibiotic Creams, Tylenol, Advil, Omeprazole, Bengay Cream, Fish Oil 1000mg, Multi-Vitamins, Benadryl Itch Stopping Gel, Band-Aid of various sizes, etc. Around 10 monks will participate in the Pindapatha and Katina proceedings. 

Offerings for Kapruka
Please consider offering general day-to-day useful items to the Kapruka. Examples are Slippers (Sizes 7, 8, 9), Socks, Rechargeable batteries, Paper Towels, Washing Detergent, Body Wash, Cleaning liquid, Air Freshener, Shaving Foam, Disposable Razors, Gift cards, etc.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.
Contact Information:
  • Manjula  470-265-8055   manjulapra@gmail.com
  • Jinath     404-980-0019   jinaths@gmail.com
Thank you,
May you all be well, happy, and peaceful.
2021 Katina Hosting Families (Jinath, Hasini, Dasheema, and Manjula)

Dharma Deshana Sinhala

Sinhala Dhamma Deshana



Wednesday Dhamma Discussion

ඔක්. 13, 2021 සක්කපඤ්හ සූත්‍රය පස්වැනි කොටස
ඔක්. 06, 2021 සක්කපඤ්හ සූත්‍රය හතරවැනි කොටස
සැප්. 29, 2021 සක්කපඤ්හ සූත්‍රය තෙවැනි කොටස 
සැප්. 22, 2021 සක්කපඤ්හ සූත්‍රය දෙවැනි කොටස
සැප්. 15, 2021 සක්කපඤ්හ සූත්‍රය පළමු කොටස
අගෝස්තු 11, 2021 චේතනා සූත්‍රය
ජුලි 28, 2021 මජ්ඣෙ සූත්‍රය දෙවැනි කොටස 
ජුලි 21, 2021 මජ්ඣෙ සූත්‍රය පළමු කොටස 

Vassana 2019

  1. මනෝ පුබ්බම්ගම ධම්ම 7/17/2019
  2. ප්‍රසන්න මනසේ අසිරිය 7/18/2019
  3. ඉවසීමෙන්  ජීවත්වෙමු   7/19/2019
  4. වෛරයෙන් වෛරය නොසන්සිදේ 7/21/2019
  5. නොමැරෙනා මිනිසුන් සේ නොසිතා ජීවත්වෙමු. 7/22/2019
  6. දුබල රුකක් සේ නොවෙමු . 7/23/1019

Overnight Pirith Chanting on September 4 from 7 PM to September 5, 7 AM

 

Buddhists seek refuge in the Dhamma at all times. It is needed more at troubled times like this. 

To invoke blessings upon all beings, an Overnight Pirith Chanting will be held at GBV on September 4th Saturday (Labour Day Weekend) from 7pm to 7am on the 5th morning with the participation of 10+ monks. You are invited to attend this event if you are fully vaccinated. You must wear a mask and maintain social distancing while indoors according to the current CDC guidelines. 

Pirith Chanting will also be live-streamed via GBV Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/GeorgiaBuddhistVihara.

Please use the following link to sign up to confirm your participation and to indicate if you wish to provide dinner and snacks: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4AA9AA22A1FF2-overnight

Upcoming events during the 2021 Rains Retreat

 Following is a list of activities during the 2021 Rains Retreat. You are invited to attend in person if you are fully vaccinated against COVID - 19.


If you have questions, please email gbvevents@gavihara.org

GBV 2021 August Poya Program (Nikini Poya)



Georgia Buddhist Vihara Nikini Poya will be observed on Saturday, Aug 28th, 2021. This will be an on-site program with an online option. As per the CDC guidelines, if you are fully vaccinated, you may attend the program in person. We recommend that you wear a mask and practice social distancing even if you are fully vaccinated for the safety of the monks and the attendees.


If you are observing Sil in person or planning to come to the Vihara, please sign-up from the link below:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090C4AA9AA22A1FF2-gbvnikini 

Saturday, Aug 28th, 2021 at 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM EDT

The   meeting links are located in the agenda. 

GBV Full Day on-site Sil Program
Time
Event
7:30 am
– 8:00 am
Observation of Eight Precepts
and Vandana
https://zoom.us/j/96157731287?pwd=cU1OUS9XaHVpbVB6d2pZNEVyWUJFdz09
Meeting ID: 961 5773 1287
Passcode: 485497
8:00 am
– 8:50 am
Guided Meditation by Bhante Bodhi
https://zoom.us/j/96157731287?pwd=cU1OUS9XaHVpbVB6d2pZNEVyWUJFdz09
Meeting ID: 961 5773 1287
Passcode: 485497
9:00 am
– 10:00 am
Dhamma Deshana by Bhante Dhammaloka (In Sinhala)
https://zoom.us/j/96157731287?pwd=cU1OUS9XaHVpbVB6d2pZNEVyWUJFdz09
Meeting ID: 961 5773 1287
Passcode: 485497
9:00 am
– 11:00 am
Dhamma Discussion and Q&A Session
(In English) by Bhante Deepankara
o Guided meditation
o Dhamma discussion
o Q&A session
Host: Mr. Justin Howell
https://zoom.us/j/99758531863?pwd=UXhQcmxIekIwQTE4Z1JBMFRyQUIrQT09
Meeting ID: 997 5853 1863
Passcode: 906250
10:00 am
– 11:00 am
Streaming of prerecorded Dhamma Deshana by Bhante Gnanananda (In Sinhala) 
https://zoom.us/j/96157731287?pwd=cU1OUS9XaHVpbVB6d2pZNEVyWUJFdz09
Meeting ID: 961 5773 1287
Passcode: 485497
11:00 am
– 11:10 am
Break
11:10 am
– 11:30 am
Buddha Poojawa by Bhante Bodhi
https://zoom.us/j/96157731287?pwd=cU1OUS9XaHVpbVB6d2pZNEVyWUJFdz09
Meeting ID: 961 5773 1287
Passcode: 485497
11:30 am
– 12:00 pm
Daval Daana
12:00 pm
– 1:00 pm
Lunch Break
1:00 pm
– 2:15 am
Dhamma Deshana 
by Bhante Piyananda 

https://zoom.us/j/96157731287?pwd=cU1OUS9XaHVpbVB6d2pZNEVyWUJFdz09
Meeting ID: 961 5773 1287
Passcode: 485497
2:15 pm
– 2:30 pm
Break
2:30 pm
– 3:30 pm
Guided Meditation 
By Bhante Deepankara

https://zoom.us/j/96157731287?pwd=cU1OUS9XaHVpbVB6d2pZNEVyWUJFdz09
Meeting ID: 961 5773 1287
Passcode: 485497
3:30 pm
– 4:00 pm
Sutta Discussion and Q&A Session 
By Bhante Deepankara

https://zoom.us/j/96157731287?pwd=cU1OUS9XaHVpbVB6d2pZNEVyWUJFdz09
Meeting ID: 961 5773 1287
Passcode: 485497
4:00 pm
– 4:15 pm
Break
4:15 pm
– 6:00 pm
Sutta Discussion (Cont..)
https://zoom.us/j/96157731287?pwd=cU1OUS9XaHVpbVB6d2pZNEVyWUJFdz09
Meeting ID: 961 5773 1287
Passcode: 485497
6:00 pm
Observation of Five Precepts for those who observe Sil, Punnyanumodana, and Conclusion by Bhante Deepankara

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Feel free to contact us through gbvevents@gavihara.org if you have any concerns and questions. Thank you.
May you and yours be well, healthy, and peaceful!

GBV December Poya Program on Saturday, December 12th, 2020

GBV Unduwap Poya will be observed online on Saturday, December 12th, 2020, from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm. We invite you to join the program online.


Bhante 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 t
he Buddha Puja at 11:00 am.


GBV December Poya 2020 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
8:50 am
– 9:00 am
Break
9:00 am
– 11:00 am
Breakout Session I
Dhamma Deshana 
By Ven. Katukurunde Nanananda
(Sinhala Medium, Streaming)
9:00 am
– 11:00 am
Breakout Session II
Dhamma Discussion and Q&A Session
(In the English Medium)
by Bhante Deepankara
o Guided meditation
o Dhamma discussion
o Q&A session
Host: Mr. Justing Howell
11:00 am
– 11:10 am
Break
11:10 am
– 11:30 pm
Buddha Poojawa by Bhante Bodhi
11.30 pm
– 12:30 pm
Lunch Break
1.00 pm
– 2:30 pm
Dhamma Deshana (Invited)
by Bhante Seelaviveka
From Shakyamuni Buddhist Meditation Monastery, Virginia Beach.
Sponsored by
Shyamalie & Ajith Wijeratne
Note: Bhante Seelaviveka has 
requested that all the participants to unmute the video feature and be seen for the dhamma session.
2:30 pm
– 2:45 pm
Break
2:45 pm
– 4:15 pm
Sutta Discussion and Q&A Session 
By Bhante Deepankara


4:15 pm
– 4:30 pm
Break
4:30 pm
– 6:00 pm
 Sutta Discussion (Cont..)
6:00 pm
– 6:30 pm
Observation of Five Precepts for those who observe Sil, Punnyanumodana, & Conclusion by Bhante Deepankara

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GBV COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS - November/December 2020


 

GBV COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS - November/December 2020

Dear Devotees and Friends of the GBV,

Bhante Wajirabodhi, in consultations with other resident Bhantes of the GBV (and with Bhante Wajirabuddhi in Sri Lanka), has requested to inform you of the following procedures and restrictions in view of the rapid increase in COVID19 cases in GA.

The following changes are effective immediately until further notice to limit the personal interactions onsite at the GBV, and they are seeking your full support and cooperation.

1) Please refrain from bringing in daily Dana (Meals) in-person to the GBV

  • In lieu of delivery of home-cooked meals please consider monetary donations sent via check or Zelle transfer (gbvihara@gmail.com, account holder name: Panamwela Wajirabuddhi), and make sure to mention ‘Daily Dana’ as a reference.
  • Cooked meals sent via delivery services are discouraged in view of the dietary restrictions of the resident Bhantes.
  • You may use a grocery delivery service to deliver groceries including supplies such as water bottles, paper towels/bath tissue, etc, however, please call Bhante Wajirabodhi a week or so ahead to inquire about the current needs.
  • Please refrain from dropping off any dry rations, canned food, fresh produce, etc. without first calling ahead as they could get unnecessarily accumulated and get wasted as had happened last spring.

2) No offering of Dana in person at GBV or at residences.

  • However, please call Bhante Wajirabodhi well ahead if there is a need for arrangements for any special Dana to transfer merits.
  • If requested, arrangements could be made for you to participate in the daily Dana (lunch) Buddha Puja offering online.

3) As was done last few months all regular GBV programs are moved online to avoid visits to GBV.

  • Please look for information sent weekly on the program schedule and links.
  • If for some special reason you have to visit GBV please call Bhante Wajirabodhi ahead for an appointment, and when at the GBV please follow these CDC Guidelines, and if possible please wear a suitable face mask and use hand sanitizer kept at the entrance.  If you are at high risk for illness please consider refraining from visiting.  We also encourage you to check your temperature at home before visiting the GBV. 

We hope that you understand these steps taken at the best HEALTH INTERESTS of the resident Bhantes, and you the Devotees/Friends of the GBV.  If you have any concerns and/or suggestions please do not hesitate to contact the GBV by replying to this message.  

Thank you and hope you all stay safe!
May you all live well, happy, and peaceful!!

Theruwan Saranai!
තෙරුවන් සරණයි!


GBV Katina Ceremony 2020 on Oct. 09th & 10th


Dear Devotees and Friends of Georgia Buddhist Vihara,



As you may well understand, the Katina Ceremony this year will be held onsite at the GBV on 09th and 10th October (Friday-Saturday) with limited participation of the Katina 2020 sponsor families only, and 
YOU ARE WARMLY INVITED TO PARTICIPATE ONLINE AT THE GBV EVENTS YOUTUBE CHANNEL.


Friday, October 9th – Maha Piritha (Live on )

4.00 pm - 4.30 pm – Offering of Evening Buddha Pooja

4.30 pm - 6.30 pm - Pirith Deshana/Maha Piritha and Dhammacakka Deshana

6.30 pm - End of the Program.

 

Saturday, October 10th - Katina Ceremony

5.30 am - 6.00 am   - Bringing the Katina Robe to the Temple by Devotees

7.00 am - 7.30 am   - Offering of Morning Buddha Pooja 

7.30 am - 8.15 am   - Offering of Heel Dana to Mahasanga

9:00 am - 10.30 am - Dhamma Discussion  (Live on )

10.45 am - 11.15 am - Offering of Dahawal Buddha Pooja  (Live on )

11.15 am - 12.00 pm - Offering of Dana to Mahasanga

12.00 pm - 1.30 pm - Break

2.30 pm onwards - Katina Program  (Live on )

                                 Offering the Katina Cheewara to The Mahasanga 

                                 Offering Pirikara to Mahasanga

                                 20 Years of the GBV – A Look Back!  (විසි වසරක පිය සටහන්) 

                                 Katina Anisansa Dharma Deshana

                                 Conclusion of the Katina Ceremony 2020


Theruwan Saranai,

With Metta,
Bhante Panamwela Wajirabuddhi
and
GBV Katina 2020 Sponsor Families;
Devika Weerasinghe,
Deepa and Kumara Rathnayake,
Young Nguyen,
Thalanka and Waruna Buwaneka,
Wathsala and Lasantha Rathnayake,
Suresha and Dilhan Fernando.


Nikini 2020 is on Saturday, August 8th, 2020, from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm

GBV Nikini Poya will be observed online on Saturday, August 8th, 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 t
he Buddha Puja at 11:00 am.
  

GBV Esala 2020 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
8:50 am
– 9:00 am
Break
9:00 am
– 11:00 am
Dhamma Deshana 
By Ven.Katukurunde Nanananda
(Sinhala Medium, Streaming)
9:00 am
– 11:00 am
Dhamma Discussion and Q&A Session
(In the English Medium)
by Bhante Deepankara
o Guided meditation
o Dhamma discussion
o Q&A session
Host: Mr. Justing Howell
11:00 am
– 11:10 am
Break
11:10 am
– 11:30 pm
Buddha Poojawa by Bhante Bodhi
11.30 pm
– 12:30 pm
Lunch Break
12.30 pm
– 2:00 pm
Dhamma Deshana 
by Bhante Piyananda
(Sinhala Medium)
2:00 pm
– 2:15 pm
Break
2:15 pm
– 3:45 pm
Sutta Discussion and Q&A Session 
By Bhante Deepankara


3:45 pm
– 4:00 pm
Break
4:00 pm
– 5:30 pm
 Sutta Discussion (Cont..)
5:30 pm
– 6:00 pm
Observation of Five Precepts for those who observe Sil, Punnyanumodana, & Conclusion by Bhante Deepankara

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