Poson 2020 is on Saturday, June 6th, 2020, from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm

GBV Poson Poya will be observed online on Saturday, June 6th, 2020, from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm. We invite you all to join the program.

We are celebrating Poson 2020 adhering to the social distancing on Saturday, June 6th, 
2020, from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm. Georgia Buddhist Vihara warmly invites you to be a 
part of the Online Sil Program. Poson Poya is second only in importance to Vesak and 
commemorates the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka by the Arahat Mahinda in 
the 3rd century B.C. Arahath Mahinda met King Devanampiyatissa at Mihintale, 
a mountain peak near Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka, and delivered the 
'Cula-hatthipadopama Sutta'. This is why Mihintale is often called 'the cradle of 
Buddhism' in Sri Lanka.


·  GBV Poson 2020 is a full-day online program on Saturday, June 6th, 2020, at 7:30 am – 6:30 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 the Buddha Puja at 11:00 am.

·  In the morning, at 9:00 am, we will have two breakout sessions with English and Sinhala medium. Please note that the English medium session will have a different meeting room link while the Sinhala Language program continues in the same meeting room (An e-mail will be sent with meeting room links).

· In the afternoon, we have invited Bhante for Kids/Youths Q&A Dhamma Sessions from Bhante Pemaratana from Pittsburgh Buddhist Center, Natrona Heights, PA.





7:30 am

– 8:00 am

Observation of Eight Precepts

and Vandana

8:00 am

– 8:50 am

Guided Meditation by Bhante Bodhi

(Sinhala Medium)

9:00 am

– 10:50 am

Dhamma Deshana 

Chulla Hatthi Padopama Sutta 

by Ven. Koswatthe Ariyawimala

(Sinhala Medium, Streaming)

9:00 am

– 11:00 am

Dhamma Discussion and Q&A Session

(In the English Medium)

by Bhante Deepankara

·        Guided meditation

·        Dhamma discussion

·        Question & answer session

Host: Mr. Justing Howell    

10:50 am

– 11:00 am


11:00 am

– 11:30 am

Buddha Poojawa by Bhante Bodhi

11:30 am

– 12:15 pm

Lunch Break

12.15 pm

– 1:15 pm

Dhamma Deshana 

by Bhante Piyananda

(Sinhala Medium)

1.15 pm

– 1:30 pm


1:30 pm

– 3:00 pm

Family Dhamma Discussion

For all Kids, Youth, and Adults

(English Medium)

by Bhante Pemaratana (Invited)

From Pittsburgh Buddhist Center, Natrona Heights, PA.

Bhante Pemaratana holds a Ph. D. in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.  Bhante is well known for workshops on meditation, yoga instructions, and spiritual counseling for the greater Pittsburgh community. 

3:00 pm

– 3:15 pm


3:15 pm

– 4:30 pm

Sutta Discussion and Q&A Session 

Bhante Deepankara (Sinhala Medium)

4:30 pm

– 4:45 pm


4:45 pm

– 6:15 pm

Sutta Discussion and Q&A Session 

Bhante Deepankara (Sinhala Medium)

6:15 pm

– 6:30 pm

Observation of Five Precepts for those who observe Sil, Punnyanumodana, & Conclusion by Bhante Deepankara 


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