2022 Vesak Sil Program (Eight Precepts Program) Participation signup

Date: May 15, 2022

PBC is conducting half-day retreat as part of the 2022 Vesak  Celebrations on May 15th, Sunday from 9.00 am – 4.30pm. You will follow the “eight precepts” while practicing mindfulness in every activity, chanting and listening to Dhamma talks in person at PBC. During this program lunch and all refeshments will be provided for participants

Program Schedule

Eight Precepts Program /Half-Day Retreat             

09.00 a.m.  –  09.30 a.m.   Observing Eight Precepts* and Buddha Vandana
09.30 a.m.  –  10.30 a.m.    Dhamma Talk (Bhante Punna)
10.30 a.m.  –  11.00 a.m.   Meditation (Bhante Mettananda)
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.   Cleaning and Break
12.30 p.m.  –  01.15 p.m.   Walking Meditation (Bhante Pemaratana)
01.15 p.m.  –  02.00 p.m.    Sitting Meditation (Bhante Pemaratana)
02.00 p.m.  –  03.00 p.m.   Sutta Discussion (Bhante Kamalasiri)
03.00 p.m.  –  03.15 p.m.   Tea Break
03.15 p.m   –  03.30 p.m.    Chanting of Metta Sutta (Discourse of Lovingkindness)
03.30 p.m. –   04.15 p.m.    Bodhi Puja (Honoring the Bodhi tree)
04.15 p.m.  –  04.30 p.m.   Reflection of the day and Dismissal of Eight Precepts
* 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)

Sign up below…

Registering for Name
Registering for Name
Participation #1:
Kyoko Henson
#2:
Matthew Vaughan
#3:
Nancy Sargent
#4:
Sue Goodwin
#5:
Coby Jones
#6:
Aaron Jentzen
#7:
Rianna Wallace
#8:
Nate Clarke
#9:
Sachintha Nanayakkara
#10:
Kusana Nanayakkara
#11:
Kisanya Nanayakkara
#12:
Ranjini Siripala
#13:
Thomas Oziemblowsky
#14:
Dilini Oziemblowsky
#15:
Kian Oziemblowsky
#16:
Kayleen Oziemblowsky
#17:
Adele Okai koi
#18:
David Tenorio
#19:
Sasie Fernando
#20:
Asiri and Gayani Samarakoon
#21:
chandrasiri jayakody
#22:
Ann Stavrakis
#23:
Madushan & Mihili Nanayakkara
#24:
Mansi Varma
#25:
Padma Karunaratne
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