Adult Eight Precepts Observance (Ata-sil) Saturday, July 12, 2014‏

Adult Eight Precepts Observance (Ata-sil) at Buddhist Vihara Society in BC
Date: Saturday, July 12th 2014

                                                            =====Schedule=====
8:00AM – 8:30AM: Observance of Eight Precepts and Buddha Vandanā at the Shrine Hall
8:30AM – 9:00AM: Meditation (Sitting)
9.00AM – 9.30AM: Meditation (Walking)
9:30AM – 10:00AM: Tea Break
10:00AM – 10:45AM: Dhamma Talk
10:45AM – 11:30AM: Buddhapūja/Chanting
11:30AM – 12:00PM: Dāna (Lunch)
12:00PM – 12:30PM: Rest
12:30PM – 1:30PM: Meditation (Sitting/Walking)
1:30PM – 3.00PM: Dhamma Talk and Discussion – (How to be a skilled person as reflected in Karaniyamettasutta)
3:00PM – 3:20PM: Tea Break
3.20PM – 3.50PM: Meditation (Sitting/Walking)
3.55PM – 4.00PM: Reflection of the Day/ Sharing of Good Karma and the Termination of the Program

Adult Eight Precepts Observance (Ata-sil) Saturday, June 14, 2014‏‏

Adult Eight Precepts Observance (Ata-sil) at Buddhist Vihara Society in BC
Date: Saturday, June 14th 2014

===Schedule=====

8:00AM – 8:30AM:     Observance of Eight Precepts and Buddha Vandanā at the Shrine Hall

8:30AM – 9:00AM:     Meditation (Sitting)

9.00AM-9.30AM:       Meditation (Walking)

9:30AM – 10:00AM:   Tea Break

10:00AM – 10:45AM: Dhamma Talk by Ven.Dr.Mirisse Dhammika

10:45AM – 11:30AM: Buddhapūja/Chanting

11:30AM – 12:00PM: Dāna (Lunch)

12:00PM – 12:30PM: Rest

12:30PM – 1:30PM:    Meditation (Sitting/Walking)

1:30PM – 2.30PM:      Dhamma Discussion – Dhammapada Verse 222

Dhammapada Verse 222 (Abstarct)

2.30PM-3.00PM :      Pali Lesson 2

3:00PM – 3:20PM:      Tea Break

3.20PM – 3.50PM:      Meditation (Sitting/Walking)

3.55PM – 4.00PM:      Reflection of the Day/ Sharing of Good Karma and the
Termination of the Program

Eight Precepts Observance (Ata-sil) for Dhamma School ,Sunday, May 11, 2014‏

===Schedule=====

8:00AM – 8:30AM: Observance of Eight Precepts and Buddha Vandanā
8:30AM – 9:00AM: Tea Break (Sponsored by Gihan and Ashanthi Family)
9:00AM – 9:30AM: Meditation (Sitting/Walking)
9:30AM – 10:00AM: QA session (Vesak Day)
10:00AM – 10:15AM: Talk by Pradeepa Weeraratna (Mahāmangalasutta)
10:15AM – 10:35AM: Talk by Priyaka Rangana (Find happiness)
10:35AM – 10:50AM: Bhaktigeeta Rehearsals
10.50AM- 11.30AM : Buddhapūja/Chanting
11.30AM- 12.00PM : Dāna (Lunch) (Sponsored by all parents)
12.00PM-12.05PM: Reflection of the Day/ Sharing of Good Karma and the
Termination of the Program

Adult Eight Precepts Observance (Ata-sil) Saturday, May 10, 2014‏

Adult Eight Precepts Observance (Ata-sil) at Buddhist Vihara Society in BC
Date: Saturday, May 10th 2014

===Schedule=====

8:00AM – 8:30AM: Observance of Eight Precepts and Buddha Vandanā at the Shrine Hall
8:30AM – 9:30AM: Meditation (Sitting/Walking)
9:30AM – 10:00AM: Tea Break
10:00AM – 10:45AM: Meditation
10:45AM – 11:30AM: Buddhapūja/Chanting
11:30AM – 12:00PM: Dāna (Lunch)
12:00PM – 12:30PM: Rest
12:30PM – 1:30PM: Meditation (Sitting/Walking)
1:30PM – 3:00PM: Sutra Study -Accariyaabbhutadhamma Sutta (Majjhimanikaya 123)

Accariyaabbhutadhamma Sutta (Sinhala)

Accariyaabbhutadhamma Sutta (English)

3:00PM – 3:20PM: Tea Break
3.20PM – 3.50PM: Meditation (Sitting/Walking)
3.55PM – 4.00PM: Reflection of the Day/ Sharing of Good Karma and the
Termination of the Program

 

Vesak Celebrations in the month of May, 2014

The following programs are lined-up for Vesak Celebrations in the month of May.
1.      Ata-Sil program for adults will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM at the temple premises. Dana for the devotees who observe Ata-Sil will be provided by a group of devotees. We kindly request you to register for the retreat in advance by sending an e-mail to bvs_bc@yahoo.ca on or before May 09, 2014.
2.      Ata-Sil program for children will be held on Sunday, May 11, 2014 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon at the temple premises. Again, the Dana for all participants will be provided by a group of devotees. We kindly request you to register for the retreat in advance by sending an e-mail to bvs_bc@yahoo.ca on or before May 09, 2014.
3.   A special Meditation Program will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at the temple.
4.      There will be a series of activities organized to commemorate Vesak on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at Fleetwood Community Centre as follows:
 
5:30 PM - Pahan Puja
6:00 PM - Buddha Puja
6:15 PM – Lighting of Traditional Oil Lamp
6:25 PM - Bhaktee Gee (Adults & Kids)
7:00 PM – 7:20 PM – Tea Interval
7:20 PM – Dhamma Sermon
7:30 PM - Pirith Chanting in traditional Sri Lankan rhythm
10:00 PM- Distribution of blessed water and threads while refreshments being served
10:30 PM – 10:50 PM clean up and hand over the hall
 
We have invited Ven. Kekanadure Hemalankara (Ottawa), Ven. Makola Nanda (Edmonton), Ven.Mirisse Dhammika to participate at the Vesak commemoration events. 
 
Vesak Puja & Saangika Dana for venerable monks will be held on Sunday, May 18, 2013 at the temple premises. The Puja will start at 10:30 AM. “Vesak Dansala” will be open approximately around 12: 00 Noon for all the participants.
The Annual General Meeting of BVS will be held at 1:00 PM on the same day at the Temple.
All are welcome.