When: Every Poya-day national holiday (see below)
Time: 7.30 am to 4 pm
For: Children 7-12 years old (NOTE: There are two adult/youth programs happening at the same time in the same venue, one in Sinhala and one in English.)
Language: English Medium
Where: Charted Institute of Personnel Management Meeting Hall
No. 43 Vijaya Kumaranathunga Mawatha, Colombo 05.
Friday, January 10, 2020
Saturday, February 08, 2020
Monday, March 09, 2020
- NEW! Sinhala Dhamma talks will be given for parents in a separate room.
- A separate Dhamma program is conducted for adults in English medium, at the same venue from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Participation is free of charge and lunch and refreshments are provided.
- The program is conducted by venerable monks of Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monasteries.
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7.30 am – Going refuge to Triple Gem and observing eights precepts
8.00 am – Dhamma sermon
9.15 am – Break & Announcements
09.30 am – Guided Meditation
10.00 am – Dhamma Discussion
10.30 am – Preparation for Buddha puja and introducing the Dhamma books in the library
10.45 am – Buddha puja
11.00 am – Lunch dana
12.15 pm – Sharing merits, announcements and chanting a sutta
01.00 pm – Dhamma sermon
02.15 pm – 5 mins break
02.20 pm – Guided & Silent Meditation
02.50 pm – Tea Break
03.00 pm – Dhamma discussion
03.50 pm – Conclusion & blessings
04.00 pm – Clean up
- Gratitude to parents
- Important English Dhamma vocabulary such as contentment, renunciation, rebirth, detachment, gratitude, etc
- Meaning of vandana, pirit, and puja chanting
- Sila, Buddhist Ethics and precepts
- Meditation, including breathing, metta Bhavana, and Buddhanussati among others
- Life of the Buddha
- Specific understanding of how suffering arises in life and solutions to overcome
- Real meaning of Buddhist holidays
- Lives of the great disciples
- Advanced topics such as pancupadanakhanda, ayatana, paticcassamupada, dhatu, etc. in age appropriate fashion
- Books of Sutta Pitaka and organization
- History of Buddhism in Sri Lanka
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