2020 Vesak Ceremony online program


Event Details


Online   Vesak Program at Pittsburgh Buddhist Center
Saturday May 9, 2020

The Vesak Day (full moon day of May) marks the commencement of the year 2563 in the Buddhist calendar. It brings us an opportunity to celebrate the birth, enlightenment and Parinirvana of the Buddha and also to look into the full potential of human mind. Please plan to join our online Vesak program to walk the path of enlightenment shown by the Buddha.
Please secure a quite space at home to avoid any distraction. Prepare a meditation cushion or a simple chair and a walking space for meditation.  Join us through youtube and zoom

Program Schedule

Eight Precepts Program /Half-Day Retreat
07.00 a.m. – 08.00 a.m. Observance of the Eight Precepts and Buddha Vandana
08.00 a.m. – 08.30 a.m. Break for Breakfast
08.30 a.m. – 09.30 a.m. Loving-Kindness Meditation
09.30 a.m. – 10.30 a.m. Dhamma Discourse
10.30 a.m. – 11.00 a.m. Discussion
11.00 a.m. – 11.30 a.m. Buddha Puja: Offerings to the Buddha
11.30 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. Dana / Lunch: Mindful Eating
12.00 p.m. – 12.30 p.m. Break
12.30 p.m. – 01.15 p.m. Walking Meditation

01.15 p.m. – 01.45 p.m. Sitting Meditation
01.45 p.m. – 02.30 p.m. Sutta Discussion
02.30 p.m. – 03.15 p.m. Meditation on the Qualities of the Buddha
03.15 p.m. – 03.45 p.m. Bodhi Puja (Honoring the Bodhi Tree)
03.45 p.m. – 04.00 p.m. Chanting of Pirith
04.00 p.m. – 04.30 p.m. Reflection of the day and Dismissal of Eight Precepts
04:30 p.m. – 05.00 p.m. Buddhist Poems and Devotional Songs

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