Poson Full Moon Poya Day

Poson Full Moon Poya Program will be held on the Sunday, June 15th, 2014 from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm at the Georgia Buddhist Vihara.  We invite you all to join the program

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Morning Program
7:30 am – 8:30 am: Observance of the eight Precepts, Buddha Puja and Heel Dana
8:30 am – 9:00 am: Tea & coffee break
9:00 am – 11:00 am: Vipassana Meditation
11:00 am – 11:30 am:  Meditation
11:30 am – 12:00 nn: Dana offering to the monks and those who observe eight precepts.
Afternoon Program
12:00 nn – 1:00pm Luncheon
1:00 – 3:00 pm Discussion (base on Abhidhamma) by Dr. Deepta Jayaratne
3:00 – 3:30 pm: Break.
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm:  Sutra Discussion: Chula Wedalla Sutta (English, Sinhala, Pali)
5:30 pm:  Termination of the Sil and Gilanpasa Puja.

Vesak Celebration 2014

Georgia Buddhist Vihara 
Vesak; the Triple Anniversary Program 
On May 18th  2014

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.  

Program for Sunday, May 18 ,2014

7.30 am   Observance of the Eight Precepts,for both adult and young; Buddha Pooja and Heel Dana   
08.30 Break for Tea/Coffee   
09.00 Bhavana   
10.00 Sil program for children.
11.00 Buddha Pooja     
11.20 Dana offering to the monks and those who observe eight precepts. (Parents and other devotees will contribute dishes for the Dana.) If you like to contribute for the Dana, please contact us at 770 987 8442.   
12.00 Lunch   
01.00 Pm Abhidhamma lessons by Dr. Deepta Jayaratne   
01.00 pm Dhamma presentation  for children (PowerPoint presentation)
02.30 Break   
02.45 Sil termination  for children  
03.45 Group Discussion     
05.00 Termination of Sil for adults, Gilanpasa Pooja.
05.30 Vesak Devotional presentation by Sunday School children.

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