2018 June Monthly Program – Poson Celebration


Event Details


June monthly program coincides with the celebration of Poson full moon day which marks the arrival of Buddhism to Sri Lanka some 23 centuries ago.  We have organized an eight precepts program which includes chanting, meditation and discussions and a Dhamma talks on this special day. Please plan to observe 8 precepts, to bring a food item or to attend the afternoon Dhamma talk.
Please signup here for Eight Precepts Participation
http://pittsburghbuddhistcenter.org/volunteer-donate/?sheet_id=25
Please signup here for the Food Items
http://pittsburghbuddhistcenter.org/volunteer-donate/?sheet_id=12

Program

Part I
  • 9:00   a.m.  –   9:30 a.m.: Observing Eight Precepts* and Paying Homage
  • 9:30   a.m.  – 10:00 a.m.: Dhamma Discussion
  • 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.:  Meditation Practice
  • 10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.:  Break

Part II 
  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Buddha Puja (Offering to the Buddha)
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.: Dana & Lunch
  • 12: 00 p.m. – 12: 45 p.m.: Cleaning and Rest

Part III
  • 12:45 p.m. - 01:15 p.m.: Walking Meditation
  • 01:15 p.m. - 02:30 p.m.: Dhamma Talk on Being Respectful: Reflections on Father’s Day by Bhante Sankicca
  • 02:30 p.m. - 02:45 p.m.:  Tea Break
  • 02:45 p.m. - 03:45 p.m.: Sutta Discussion
  • 03:45 p.m -  04: 15 p.m.: Chanting of Pirith
  • 04:15 p.m. - 04.45 p.m.: Reflection of the day and Dismissal of Eight Precepts. End of program
You can participate in any part of the program or just for Dhamma talk
* Eight Precepts
  1. Abstaining from killing or harming any living being
  2. Abstaining from taking what is not properly given (i.e. stealing)
  3.  Abstaining from sexual and sensual indulgence
  4. Abstaining from false speech
  5. Abstaining from using intoxicants
  6. Abstaining from taking solid meals after noon (moderation in eating)
  7. Abstaining from entertainment, dancing, singing, use of beauty products & perfumes (modesty)
  8. Abstaining from seating on high and luxurious chairs and beds (simplicity)

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