Vesak 2020 is on Saturday, May 9th, 2020, from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm

Vesak 2020 will be celebrated online on Saturday, May 9th, 2020, from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm. We invite you all to join the program.




We are celebrating Vesak 2020 adhering to the social distancing on Saturday, May 09th, 2020, from 7:30 am to 6:30 pm. Georgia Buddhist Vihara warmly invites you to be a part of the triple commemoration online at home. The Vesak Festival is celebrated around the world for 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.

 

Notes:

·        GBV Vesak 2020 is a full-day online program on Saturday, May 9th, 2020, at 7:30 am – 6:30 pm.

·        We invite you all to observe eight precepts at home. 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 have two breakout sessions with English and Sinhala medium. Please note that the Sinhala medium session is continuing with the same meeting room, and the English session will have a different link. (See below)

·        In the afternoon, we have two invited Dhamma Sessions from Bhante Suthadara and Bhante Kondañña from the Ventura Buddhist Center, Ventura, CA, and Staten Island Buddhist Vihara, Staten Island, NY, respectively.





Program 

Time

Event

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 

by Bhante Koswatte Ariyawimala

(Online streaming)

(Sinhala Medium)

9:00 am

– 11:00 am

Dhamma Discussion and Q&A Session

(English Medium)

by Bhante Deepankara

·        Guided meditation

·        Dhamma discussion

·        Question & answer session

Host: Mr. Justing Howell    

10:50 am

– 11:00 am

Break

11:00 am

– 11:30 am

Buddha Poojawa by Bhante Bodhi

11:30 am

– 12:45 pm

Lunch Break

12.45 pm

– 1:45 pm

Dhamma Deshana 

by Bhante Piyananda

(Sinhala Medium)

1:45 pm

– 2:00 pm

Break

2:00 pm

– 3:00 pm

Family Dhamma Discussion

For all Kids, Youth, and Adults

(English Medium)

by Bhante SuthaDara from Ventura Buddhist Center, Ventura, CA.

3:00 pm

– 3:15 pm

Break

3:15 pm

– 3:45 pm

Family Dhamma Discussion

For all Kids, Youth, and Adults

(English Medium)

By Bhante Kondañña from

Staten Island Buddhist Vihara,

Staten Island, NY.

3:45 pm

– 3:55 pm

Break

3:55 pm

– 5:25 pm

Sutta Discussion and Q&A Session 

Bhante Deepankara (Sinhala Medium)

5:25 pm

– 5:35 pm

Observation of Five Precepts for those who observe Sil by Bhante Deepankara 

5:35 pm

– 5:45 pm

Break

5:45 pm

– 6:30 pm

Atlanta Vesak Celebrations

(A short film)

 

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COVID -19 GBV Message

The Georgia Buddhist Vihara has decided to cancel all group and public activities (such as Sunday’s public meditation sessions, Sunday School for children, Pali classes, monthly Poya observances, etc.) until further notice in order to prioritize our community’s health and wellbeing.

The Dhamma School and the Sunday discussion Sessions is conducting online.

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