Vesak Celebration and Dansala on Saturday Evening & Sunday

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Below you will find the Saturday evening Dansala and Sunday Dansala menu item list for your information and reservation. If you are interested in offering any Dansala item, we kindly request you to contact Athula Thilakaratne at 604-448-2174 or athulat@msn.com . We also need volunteers to help various activities during Saturday, May 26th and Sunday, May 27th and we kindly request you to sign up in advance.

We are also planning to have a Pahan Puja at the main event on Saturday, May 26. If you are interested in sponsoring a lamp (pahan) by donating $10 each, please contact Sadana Perera @ 778-990-5951 or sending an e-mail to:sadanaperera@yahoo.com.In addition, it is our sincere hope that you all participate at various religious and spiritual activities planned during May as part of Vesak celebration depending on your ability;

  • Ata-sil for adults - Saturday, May 12th from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. . We expect at least one member from each family to attend to sil program;
  • Vesak Poya Day Dhamma Sermon - Tuesday, May 29 from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.;
  • BC Buddhist Festival 2018 - Sunday, June 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Vancouver;
  • Vesak Lantern display event at the temple premises on May 26. Therefore, we kindly request each family to make one vesak lantern of any kind and bring it to the temple on or before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 25.

If you are interested in making donations towards the whole program, you will be able to handover your donation to the representative of the BVS and an official tax-receipt will be issued for all donations of $20 or more.

Your participation & support for these meritorious activities are always appreciated.

Agenda for Saturday 26th Main Event

1:00 to 4:30 p.m. Hall Preparation
5:00 p.m Possession begins
5:05 p.m. to 5:20 p.m Pahan Puja
5:20 p.m. to 5:30 p.m Buddha Puja & Gilanpasa
5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m Bhaktee Gee (Adults & Kids)
6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m Dansala
6:45 p.m. to 6:55 p.m Lightning of Traditional Oil Lamp
6:55 to 7:25 p.m Dhamma Sermon
7:25 to 7:30 p.m Invitation for Pirith Chanting
7:30 to 10:30 p.m Pirith Chanting
10:30 to 11:00 p.m Distribution of blessed water and Threads
11:00 to 11:15 p.m Cleaning the Hall

Agenda for Sunday 27th Vesak Dana

10:30 to 11:30 a.m Vesak Puja
11:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon Dana offering to Resident Monks
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m Vesak Dansela for devotees
1:00 p.m Clean up

Vesak Dana (Vegetarian)  Menu 2018 -  Saturday, May 26  - Dansala at  6pm to 7 pm

Menu French  Bread, Dhal Curry, Pol Sambal         
Dessert Ice Cream, Fruit Platter,Faluda,Butter Cake

Vesak Dana (Vegetarian) Menu 2018 - Sunday, May 27 - Dansala at 11.30 am-1.00 pm

Menu Red Rice, Vegetable Biriyani, Kadju Green Peas curry, Potato Stir Fry, Pineapple curry, Kale Salad,Raita  
Dessert Caramel, Watalappam, Ice Cream, Fruit Salad, Fruit Platter, Faluda