(Full Moon) Each month on Poya or full-moon day the laity can spend a day at the temple and observe sil or the eight-precepts. The intent is to retreat from day-to-day life to train the mind for spiritual development and mindfulness. The day is spent in a pious manner learning the dhamma, meditating, reciting gatha, offering and partaking in dana, and dhamma discussions.
Anapanasati (Mindfulness of the breath) Mondays (7:00 PM - 8:15 PM) Conducted by: Ven Wajirapala Thero and Christopher Thurston Language: English Samatha and Vipassana Sundays: (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM) Conducted by: Ven Wajirapala Thero Language: Sinhala
The Dhamma School (Sunday school) is an organized effort to provide an opportunity for our children in their search for a ‘right-way’ of living. It will guide the children to learn and adopt Buddhist values to their way of life in order to find happiness. To this end, Dhamma School provides a solid foundation to develop wholesome thoughts that will take them on the ‘right-way’ . Adults who wish to learn Buddhism are also welcome to participate in these classes.