Vesak Celebration 2019 on Saturday, May 18th

Vesak 2019 will be celebrated on Saturday, May 18th, 2019, from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm at the Georgia Buddhist Vihara. We invite you all to join the program.

The Vesak 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. Vesak full moon day has been for centuries regarded as the Buddha Day. For it was on a Vesak 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 Kushinara. The Buddhists all over the world celebrate with devotion the Triple Anniversary of Vesak. To a true follower of the Buddha, there is no greater day than Vesak day which also symbolizes peace, love, compassion, and piety.

Morning Program
7:30 am Observance of the Eight Precepts, for both adult and young; Buddha Pooja and Heel Dana
8:30 am Significant of Vesak by Bhante Wajirabudddhi 
9:30 am Bhāvanā by Bhanthe Deepankara
11:00 am Buddha Pooja
11:30 am Dana offering to the Bhanthes and those who observe eight precepts.
12:00 nn Lunch Break
Afternoon Program
1:00 pm Dhamma Q & A session for children by Bhante Deepankara
2:00 pm Vesak Damma Talk by Bhante Dhammaloka
4:30 pm Vesak Celebration Program by Dhamma School children
Dress Code -  White Lama Saree for girls and white national for boys. ( White Pants and a shirt for Boys acceptable if you do not have a white National ) 

*  Dress code for parents -  White 

 *   Printed Bhakthi Gee lyrics will be provided ( No need for parents to print) for Kids.

1.Muditha Group  - ( Grade K - 3 )       Bhakthi Gee - Peli Peli sedi

2   Karuna Group       ( Grade 4-6 )      Bhakthi Gee -  Bo Athu Ithi Neni Nemi 

3   Metta Group       ( Grade 7- up)       Bhakthi Gee -  Meth Mal Pibidewa

4   Parents             ( Grade ??? )           Bhakthi Gee   -   Dhanno Budunge and Jayasiri ma    

Bring Flowers for Evening Pooja  
*  If possible bring a Vesak lantern. 

Please ensure that the kids have a full lunch as we will only provide a small snack before the program starts 

6:00Pm    Wesak Dansala

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