Katina Pinkama

Dear all You are cordially invited to attend the Katina Panama of this year. Please find below the details of the program. 1. Agenda and the Signup sheet.  Click Here 2. Donation Signup sheet.  Click Here As you know that we are a small community, we expect all of your participation and donations

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Unduvap Poya (December)

Unduvap Poya (December) Arrival of the Bo-tree sapling. This was brought to Sri Lanka from India by Buddhist Theri Sanghamitta, and it is this very tree that is venerated by Buddhists in Anuradhapura. It is also the oldest documented tree in the world. Sanghamitta Theri established the Bhikkhuni Sasana (the

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Il Poya (November)

Il Poya (November) Celebrates the obtaining of Vivarana (the assurance of becoming a Buddha) by the Bodhisatta Maitriya and the commissioning of 60 disciples by The Buddha to disperse his teachings. Also the conclusion of the three month retreat (vassana)

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Vap Poya (October)

Vap Poya (October) The significant events commemorated during this month are: the conclusion of The Buddha’s preaching of the Abhidhamma for three months to his mother in the Heavenly realm (devaloka), King Devanampiyatissa of Sri Lanka sending envoys to King Asoka requesting him to send his daughter Arahat Sanghamitta Theri

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Binara Poya (September)

Binara Poya (September) Commemorates The Buddha’s visit to heaven to preach to his mother and celestial multitude. Also the commencing of the Bhikkhuni (nun’s) Order. Pajapati Gotami approached The Buddha and implored him to establish the Bhikkhuni Order.

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Nikini Poya (August)

During the month of August the conducting of the first Dhamma Sangayana (Convocation) is commemorated. This was held three months after the passing away of The Buddha. Five hundred Arahat Theros participated in the convocation which was held over seven months in the cave at the foot of the Rajagahanuvara

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Esala Poya (July)

Esala Poya (July) Commemorates the deliverance of the first sermon to the five ascetics and setting in motion the Wheel of the Dhamma (Dhammachakka) at Sarnath Benares, India. The essence of this sermon is the explanation of the Four Noble Truths: The Noble Truth of Suffering or dissatisfaction or conflicts

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Medin Poya (March)

Medin Poya (March) Commemorates the visit of The Buddha to his home to preach to his father King Suddhodana and other relatives and show them the path to enlightenment and final deliverance.

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Navam Poya (February)

Navam Poya (February) Entrance into the order of two leading disciples of The Buddha (Sariputta and MahMoggalana), The Buddha proclaims for the first time a code of fundamental ethical precepts for the monks. The Buddha announces that within three months His Parinibbana (death) will take place.  

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