Poson Celebration – Half Day retreat, Dana, Dhamma Talk, Meditation

Event Details

This event finished on 11 June 2017

8 Precepts Program (Half-day Retreat) and Dhamma Talk

Sunday 11th June 2017

Participation & Food list Signup


June monthly program coincides with the celebration of Poson full moon day which marks the arrival of Buddhism to Sri Lanka about 23 centuries ago. We have organized an eight precepts program which includes chanting, meditation and discussions and a Dhamma talk on the above topic. Please plan to observe 8 precepts, to bring a food item or to attend the afternoon

Bhante Yatinuwara Sankichcha  Thero from  Great Lake Buddhist Vihara of Detroit MI is coming to PBC to conduct June Poson  program.
Venerable Yatinuwara Sankichcha Thero

Born in Kandy, Sri Lanka in 1976, Venerable Sankichcha received novice ordination at the age of 15 in 1991. Not long after his higher ordination, in 1996, he moved to Australia where he lived for four years. Ven. Sankichcha moved to Great Lakes Buddhist Vihara in December of 2001. He has conducted many Dhamma Sermons and Meditation Programs over 14 years in USA.


Program Schedule

09.00 a.m.  –  09.30 a.m.      Observing Eight Precepts* and Buddha Vandana

09.30 a.m.  –  10.00 a.m.      Dhamma Discussion

10.00 a.m.  –  10.45 a.m.      Meditation

10.45 a.m.  –  11.00 a.m.      Break

Part II

11.00 a.m.  –  11.30 a.m.      Buddha Puja: Offerings to the Buddha

11.30 a.m.  –  12.00 p.m.    Dana / Lunch

12.00 p.m.  –  12.45 p.m.      Cleaning

Part III

12.45 p.m.  –  01.15 p.m.      Walking Meditation

01.15 p.m.  –  01.45 p.m.    Sitting Meditation

01.45 p.m.  –  02.15 p.m.      Jataka Story

02.15 p.m.  –  02.45 p.m.      Sutta Discussion

02.45 p.m.  –  03.15 p.m.      Chanting of Pirith

03.15 p.m.  –  03.30 p.m.      Reflection of the day and Dismissal of Eight Precepts. End of program.

One thought on “Poson Celebration – Half Day retreat, Dana, Dhamma Talk, Meditation”

  1. Dear Tantra Amashuta,

    You can come for Wednesday meditation without a prior approval. Please come to PBC on wednesday before 7.00pm. You can also call the center 7242952525. Thaank you for your interest.

    Damitha – Secretary, Pittsburgh Buddhist Center

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