Sri Lanka Live Online Esala Sil Program 2020

4th July 2020

Schedule

7:00 AMObserving Eight Precepts Theruwan Vandana, Karaneeya Metta Sutta
7:30 AMBreak – Refreshments
8:00 AMDhamma Sermon
9:30 AMBreak
9:40 AMMeditation
10:10 AMDhamma Sermon
10:30 AMBuddha Puja
11:00 AMLunch Dana
12:20 PMChanting & sharing merits
1:00 PMDhamma Sermon
2:00 PMConclusion

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Useful Handouts to be ready during the program

8 Precepts

Read Eight Precepts online

Buddha Vandana Book

This is the Vandana book we use that has Sinhala letters, English letters, and English meaning.

Qualities of the Supreme Buddha Kavi

Duk Vindina Jīvitha Gena Kavi

Stanza to worship monks

Okasa Vandami: This is what we recite to worship monks after a bana or a puja. You can read it online or download the PDF.

Meditations

Loving Kindness Meditation

This is the basic loving-kindness meditation that we do at many of the meditation programs here.

Buddhanussati

  • Download a PDF of the meditation on recollecting the qualities of the Supreme Buddha
    Kavi Chanting

International Live Online Esala Full Moon Sil Program 2020

5th July 2020

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Start Times

Melbourne, Sydney7:00 AM
Adelaide6:30 AM
Perth7:00 AM
Auckland7:00 AM
London7:00 AM
East Coast, US & Can7:00 AM
Winnipeg, Houston6:00 AM
Saskatoon, Edmonton7:00 AM
Vancouver, Los Angeles6:00 AM
Dubai7:00 AM

Local Timetables

Useful Handouts to be ready during the program

8 Precepts

Read Eight Precepts online

Buddha Vandana Book

This is the Vandana book we use that has Sinhala letters, English letters, and English meaning.

Qualities of the Supreme Buddha Kavi

Duk Vindina Jīvitha Gena Kavi

Stanza to worship monks

Okasa Vandami: This is what we recite to worship monks after a bana or a puja. You can read it online or download the PDF.

Meditations

Loving Kindness Meditation

This is the basic loving-kindness meditation that we do at many of the meditation programs here.

Buddhanussati

  • Download a PDF of the meditation on recollecting the qualities of the Supreme Buddha
    Kavi Chanting

Live Online Vesak Sil Programme 2020

9th May 2020

Join us this Saturday, the 9th of May for a Vesak LIVE Sil Program conducted by the Monks of Mahamevnawa monastery. Below are the start times for our Dhamma friends around the world.

Melbourne, Sydney8:00 AM
Adelaide7:30 AM
Perth6:00 AM
Auckland8:00 AM
London8:00 AM
East Coast, US & Can8:00 AM
Winnipeg, Houston7:00 AM
Saskatoon, Edmonton8:00 AM
Vancouver, Los Angeles8:00 AM
Dubai7:00 AM

Local Timetables

Register to get updates & streaming details of the program

Useful Handouts to be ready during the program

8 Precepts

Read Eight Precepts online

Buddha Vandana Book

This is the Vandana book we use that has Sinhala letters, English letters, and English meaning.

Qualities of the Supreme Buddha Kavi

Duk Vindina Jīvitha Gena Kavi

Stanza to worship monks

Okasa Vandami: This is what we recite to worship monks after a bana or a puja. You can read it online or download the PDF.

Meditations

Loving Kindness Meditation

This is the basic loving-kindness meditation that we do at many of the meditation programs here.

Buddhanussati

  • Download a PDF of the meditation on recollecting the qualities of the Supreme Buddha
    Kavi Chanting

Mahamevnawa Publications

Stories of Heavenly Mansions from the Vimana Vatthu

By Venerable Kiribathgoda Gnanananda


Stories of Ghosts from the Peta Vatthu

By Venerable Kiribathgoda Gnanananda


The Voice of Enlightened Monks from the Theragātha

By Venerable Kiribathgoda Gnanananda

The Voice of Enlightened Nuns from the Therigatha

By Venerable Kiribathgoda Gnanananda


Mahamevnawa Pali-English Paritta Chanting Book

By Venerable Kiribathgoda Gnanananda


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Mahamevnawa Pali-English Paritta Chanting Book

This Paritta Chanting book is perfect for anyone who wants to know the English meaning of all the traditional Pali protective chants.

You can purchase the book as a paperback or Kindle ebook.

Evening Buddha Vandana

Join with the Evening Chanting

Every evening the monks get together, usually around 7 pm, to have a chanting service. Often local people will join in and you are welcome as well. This is a great way to get an experience of authentic Buddhist culture. It will usually begin by placing some items on the shrine. You may be invited to place some or just touch them as they are being carried.

There may be a chanting book in English for you to follow along with. You are also welcome to just listen. Below is a recording as well as the text of the first part of the service.

After the service, you are welcome to stay and speak with monks

Monks in the Morning Radio Show & Podcast

Radio Programme for Children of All Ages

You want your children to get all the benefits of their Buddhist religion. But a once a week Dhamma School just isn’t enough. Now you and your family can join with the monks of Colombo Dhamma Friends of Mahamevnawa each weekday so they can develop strong minds and virtue.

Each show is 28 minutes and includes taking refuges and precepts, chanting a paritta or a guided meditation, a short Dhamma sermon, and sometimes a short sutta reading. They always close with a merit sharing. Kids love it and they are able to use what they learn as they go about their day.

How to Listen Live

Tune in Monday through Friday from 6 am to 10 am on CDF Radio live streaming station. It repeats every 30 minutes. Go to SereneColombo.org/radio.

How to Download

The best way to listen is on a podcast app on your smart phone. We recommend RadioPublic. Follow our easy instructions. If you already have an app that plays podcasts, you can directly use our RSS feed. (right click here to copy)

Contact Us!

We’d love to hear from you and play something you record on the air. You can contact us by email, leave us a voicemail, or record a longer message using a smartphone.

Testimonials…

I am mom of 3 kids residing in Las Vegas USA. I am very happy about of this programs because I am struggling teaching Dhamma in English to my kids. I know this programs is playing a vital role. My kids will benefit from your activities. I would like to pay gratitude for our Lokusuwameen wahahanse and all the monks of the Mahamewnawa. I Know them very well. Now I am in the other side of the world but every single day Mahamevnawa is guiding me.

 Kanchana Chamari

Kanchana Chamari

Las Vegas, USA

Dedicating and Offering the Colombo Dhamma Friends Sri Sambuddha Viharaya

The wonderful meritorious event ofdedicating and offering the Colombo Dhamma Friends

Sri Sambuddha Viharaya

to the Gautama Buddha Sasana atMahamevnawa Kotte

September 28th

Evening 5:00 PM Vandana & Sermon

Headed by the respectable monks of Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery

We warmly invite you to participate in this meritorious event, worship the Triple Gem, and realize the Four Noble Truths.

Inquiries:
Rangika 0777357671
Irosha 0714945058

Let’s Observe 8 Precepts 4 Times a Month!

The Supreme Buddha encouraged his disciples to observe the eight precepts as often as possible. It is common to observe them on the full moon, but you may also like to follow them on the new and half moons. Here is the schedule. Dates in bold are the full moons.

Nikini

Wednesday, August 7
Wednesday, August 14 (Poya)
Thursday, August 23
⬤ Thursday, August 30

Binara

Friday, September 6
Friday, September 13 (Poya)
Sunday, September 22
⬤ Saturday, September 28

Vap

Saturday, October 5
Sunday, October 13 (Poya)
Monday, October 21
⬤ Sunday, October 27

Il

Monday, November 4
Tuesday, November 12 (Poya)
Tuesday, November 19
⬤ Tuesday, November 26

Unduvap

Wednesday, December 4
Wednesday, December 11 (Poya)
Thursday, December 19
⬤ Wednesday, December 25