Monthly Poya Day Program

Poya Days 2023
6 JanDuruthu Full Moon Poya Day
5 FebNavam Full Moon Poya Day
6 MarMadin Full Moon Poya Day
5 AprBak Full Moon Poya Day
5 MayVesak Full Moon Poya Day
3 JunPoson Full Moon Poya Day
3 JulAdhi Esala Full Moon Poya Day
1 AugEsala Full Moon Poya Day
30 AugNikini Full Moon Poya Day
29 SepBinara Full Moon Poya Day
28 OctVap Full Moon Poya Day
26 NovIll Full Moon Poya Day
26 DecUnduvap Full Moon Poya Day

📅 When: Every Poya Day
⏱️ Time: 7 am – 4 pm
🛕 Where: 35 Veherakanda Road, Beddagana, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
🧎 For: The Whole Family
🎤 Medium: English
📱 Inquiries: +94 779 700 001 (Monks) | 💬 Chat on WhatsApp
💰 Cost: Free

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📝 Program Schedule

07:00 AMObserving Eight Precepts Theruwan Vandana, Karaneeya Metta Sutta
07:30 AMBreak – Refreshments
08:00 AMDhamma Sermon
09:30 AMBreak
09:40 AMMeditation
10:10 AMDhamma Sermon
10:30 AMBuddha Puja
11:00 AMLunch Dana
12:20 PMChanting & sharing merits
01:00 PMDhamma Sermon
02:00 PMDhamma Discussion
03:00 PM Meditation
03:30 PMClean Asapuwa (Dhamma Hall ,Shrine Hall, Dana Hall, Kitchen, Wash Room)
04:45 PMConclusion

📋 Registration

Please see the attached link for the registration form. Please confirm your participation by filling out this Google form.

🤝 Contributions for the Poya day program

You can also help the poya program by donating. If you would like to participate in this virtuous deed, please contact us on WhatsApp +94 715962399. Please specify which item you intend to contribute to. Send the deposit slips to Whatsapp or telling us the purpose of the donation

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🥛 Kiripidu Puja (Morning wandana)WhatsApp Us 💬Open for Reservation
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🏦 Bank Details
Account Name:English Dhamma Centre
A/C No:0091 6000 0357
BankSampath Bank
Branch:Pita Kotte
Bank Code7278
Branch Code91
Type of Account:Current Account

🔊 Streaming Platforms

You can watch the poya day dhamma sermon on the platforms listed below.



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📷 Gallery

🗒️ 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. You can print as a booklet Using Acrobat Reader. (how to)

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.


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


9 Buddha Qualities, abandon suffering, aggregates~khanda, alcohol, anger, animal world, anuttaropurisadammasarati quality, araham quality, Aṅgulimāla Arahant, bad association, bhagava quality, buddhanussati meditation, Buddhist etiquette, chanting, compassion, confidence~saddhā, courage, craving, Culla Kammavibhanga Sutta, death, Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, Enlightenment, evil deeds, first noble truth, Four Noble Truths, friendship, ghost world, giving~dāna, good actions, gratitude, greed, guided meditation, heaven, ignorance, impermanence~anicca, jataka, jealousy, karma, killing, life of Buddha, lokavidu quality, losing loved ones, loving-kindness~mettā, lying, Maha Satipatthana Sutta, Mangala Sutta, marks of a great man, meditation, merit~puññā, Mihintale, mindfulness~sati, Mora Paritta, Mundane Right View, nibbāna, Noble Eightfold Path, noble truth of suffering, non-attachment, ordination, origin of suffering, parents, paritta, patience, pilgrimage, practice, precepts, psychic powers, pujas, Pāli, rains retreat, rare human birth, Ratana Sutta, respect, right speech, right view, sacred places, Sakka God, sammasambuddho quality, samsara, Sangha, Second Noble Truth, sexual misconduct, similes, Sri Lanka, stress, Sāriputta Arahant, Taking advice, Third Noble Truth, uposatha, Venerable Maha Moggalana, Vesak, vijjacaranasampanno quality, virtue~sīla, wisdom, Work, worldly conditions, wrong view