VBS @ GBV on Sunday, July 28th

Georgia Buddhist Vihara is conducting its debut summer learning program, Vacation Buddhist Studies (a.k.a. VBS).  VBS program is designed to have the light of Dharma for the children who stay in town during the summer vacation. Venerable Bhantes are expected to provide insights into practical aspects of kids’ life, friendship, positive relationships, guidance on putting dhamma into practice, Buddhist Ethics and precepts, techniques to use when difficulties arise, and encouragement to keep moving forward through dhamma discussions.

All Kids and parents are welcome to participate in VBS sessions conducted on following dates between 1:00pm - 5:00pm.

Program: (Afternoon)
1:00 - 1:45 - Kids Yoga.
2:00 - 2:45 - Arts for Kids by Bhanthe Piyananada.
3:00 - 3:45 - Sinhala Language.
3:45 - 4:00 - Snack Break.
4:00 - 4:15 - Vandana
4:15 - 5:00 - Dhamma Studies and discussion by Bhante Deepankara.

The VBS is completely free, open to all, please sign-up for headcount.

Vassana Special Dhamma Sermon Sessions with Asala Poya Program on July 20th, 2019

Asala Poya Program on July 20th

Asala Poya program - Saturday July 20th, 2019

The Asala Poya will be observed on Saturday the July 20th-2019 from 7.30 a.m to 6.00 p.m at Georgia Buddhist Vihara.
Asala Poya commemorates the following significant events in Gautama Buddha Shasana.
§  Conceivement of Queen Mahamaya with Gautama bodhisattva.
§  Mahabinishkramanaya-Prince Siddhartha leaving the palace to seek the enlightenment.
§  Dhamachakkakpawathwana deshanawa- Conducting the first sermon after enlightenment by the Gautama Buddha.
§  Conducting the Yama-mahapelahara at Gandamba mango tree, to control Theerthaka.
§  Birth of Prince Rahula.
§  First Dharma Sangayana at Rajagahanuwara -sapthparni cave by Rev. Mahakashyapa arahath and 500 of arahath monks, with the sponsorship of Ajasath king,.
In addition to other kusal karma, a special poya program will be held with four Dhamma sermons (Deshana) by venerable resident monks at Georgia Buddhist Vihara throughout the poya day.

Morning Program
7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Observance of the Eight Precepts, Buddha Pooja.
Heel Dana (Sponsored by Kumudu and Kalinga Panditharathne family)

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Dhamma Sermon is by Venerable Panamwela Wajirabodhi Thero
Dhamma Sermon is sponsored byNuvindu Fernando (Son of Suresha and Dilhan Fernando)
9:45 –10:00 a.m.
10:00 –11:00 a.m.
Dhamma Sermon is by Venerable Moragahakande Piyanada Thero
Dhamma sermon is sponsored by- Mr. Gundasa Jayasinghe & Mrs. Indrani Perera
11:00 –11:15 a.m.
Buddha Pooja (Will start at 11.00 a.m.)
11:30 –12:00 nn
Dana offering to the Bhantes and those who observe eight precepts (Sponsored by Lasantha and Wathsala Rathnayake family and friends)
12:00 –1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Program 
1:00 – 3:45 p.m.
Dhamma sermon is by Venerable Panamwela Wajirabuddhi Thero
Dhamma sermon is sponsored by- Drs. Ranga & Ayesha Jayasinghe
3:45 – 4:00 p.m.
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Dhamma sermon is by Venerable Okkampitiye Deepankara Thero (in English)
Dhamma sermon is sponsored by- Mr. Niroshena & Dr. Erosha Jayawardane
6:00 p.m.
Termination of the Sil and Gilanpasa Pooja

We invite all the friends and Devotees of Georgia Buddhist Vihara to join the program.

Rains Retreat Observance Invitation (Vas Ārādhanā), July 16th at 7pm

Rains Retreat Observance Invitation

(Vas Ārādhanā)

Watch live streaming of this event on YouTube

Dhamma Talks In English Vassana 2019

Dhamma Talks  In English Vassana 2019

  1. The intention is prior to Kamma  (7/17/19)
  2. Beautiful Mind (7/18/19)
  3. The uncontrolled mind leads to harm (7/19/19)
  4. Hatred leads to violence (7/21/2019)
  5.  "As Wind overthrows a week Tree"(Vato Rukkham'va Dubbalam) DM 7 (7/23/2019)
  6. " Spiritual Strength is undefeatable"
  7.  See real as real not Unreal (7/25/19)

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