One-Day English Buddhist Meditation Retreat in Colombo

When: Every Poya-day national holiday (see below)
Time: 8 am to 4 pm
For: Adults (Click for children’s program)
Language: English Medium
Where: Institute of Personnel Management Meeting Hall
No. 43 Vijaya Kumaranathunga Mawatha, Colombo 05.
Cost: Free

Join us for a day of learning and practising the Buddha’s teachings and meditation. We are happy to provide participants with the lunch time-meal (11 am to 12 pm) It will be mostly vegetarian. You can wear anything that is comfortable. Some people like to wear white, but this is totally optional. We will have cushions and chairs to sit on, but if you have a cushion and a mat, please bring them along. The floor is not carpeted.

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A separate Dhamma program is conducted for children in English medium, at the same venue from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

NEW! Sinhala Dhamma talks will be given for parents in a separate room.

Participation is free of charge and lunch and refreshments are provided.

The program is conducted by venerable monks of Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monasteries.

Approximate schedule:

8.00 am – Going refuge to Triple Gem and observing eights precepts
8.15 am – Dhamma sermon
9.45 am – Break
10.00 am – Guided meditation
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

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