Nikini Poya Program 2016

Nikini Full Moon Poya Program will be held on Saturday, August  20, 2016 from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm at the Georgia Buddhist Vihara.  We invite you all to join the program.

Nikini full moon (Poya) day falling in August,  one month after the commencement of “Wassana Kala“the rainy retreat; is of special significance for Buddhists due to a number of incidents that took place on this day.

Attainment of Arahatship by the Buddha’s chief attendant, Ananda Maha Thera, commencement of the first Dhamma Sangayana, convocation to settle the Buddhist canon and “Pasu Vas” or the commencement of the “Vas” period by those who had not started the period of sojourn on the Esala full moon day are some of them. For Sri Lankans this day is further more significant because of the world famous Kandy Esala Perahera which normally ends on this day.

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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 – 10:00 am : Vipassana Meditation.

10:00 am - 11:00 am:  Sutra Discussion:  

11:00 am - 11:30 pm : Buddha Puja (MUST Start at 11:00 AM) 

11:30 am – 12:00 Noon: Dana offering to the monastics and those who observe eight precepts. Dana Sponsored by: Amarasinghe family

12:00Noon – 1:00pm Luncheon


1:30 pm - 3:00 pm : Discussion (base on Abhidhamma) by Dr. Deepta Jayaratne
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm : Dhamma Class for Children  (In English) by Ven. Bikkuni Kalutara Sudinna 

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm : Tea & coffee break.

3:30-4:30 pm: Dhamma Desana by Bhikkhuni Kalutara  Sudinna  sponsored by Devout family  Indira & Meth Gunasekara Family

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm : Special Damma talk for Upasika by Ven. Bhikkhuni Kalutara Sudinna  

6:00 pm:  Atavisi Pujava and end of the program. 

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