Vap Full Moon Day Religious Observances

Vap Full Moon Day Religious Observances

The religious observances for this October (Vap Full Moon day Religious Observances) will be held on Saturday, 12th October 2019. The programme will be held at the Vihara premises as usual. The sil programme on the day will be as below. The sil programme for this day will be conducted by venerable monks of the Shanthi Vihara at the vihara premises. This day we have decided to slightly extend the usual duration of sil programme till evening.

The religious observances will start by observation of eight precepts and the Vandana at 8:30 AM. After the Vandana and Puja, the morning mindfulness session will be conducted by Venerable Teldeniyaye Amitha Thero. Devotees will have the opportunity to listen to the evening Dhamma sermon followed by a Dhamma discussion session as well. The programme will conclude at 4:00 PM in the evening. After the Sil programme, the Wassana weekend Dhamma sermon, Vandana and Puja will be initiated shortly at 6:00 PM.

Our devotees are invited to participate in this month's religious observances. Please let us know if you are planning to attend.

Sil Programme:

08:30 AM – 09:00 AM

Observance of eight precepts, Vandana and Buddha Pooja

09:00 AM

Refreshments

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Sil Programme

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Buddha Pooja

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Dana for Monks and Upasaka/Upasikas

12:30 PM – 02:30 PM

Sil Programme

02:30 PM – 02:45 PM

Tea and Break

02:45 PM – 04:00 PM

Sil Programme

04:00 PM

End of Programme

What is a Poya Day?

Every full moon (usually one a month) is a public holiday in Sri Lanka. Each of the full moons has its own name and they are days to commemorate key events in Buddhism. These full moon days are known as poya. The Poya dates will change each year and certain Poya dates may be a day before or after the date of the full moon.

You are kindly Invited to participate in this meritorious deed. Our devotees are invited to participate in this month's religious observances. Please let us know if you are planning to attend.