One Day Retreat with Eight Precept Observance

Poson Full Moon Day Program
Lankarama Buddhist Institute
398 Giano Ave, La Puente, CA 91744.

You are invited to join our Poson Poya Day on Sunday, June 18th 2017. Mark your calender!
We are going to have One day retreat program (Atthasila / 8 precepts) along with dhammatalks, meditation and sutta discussion. Free Dinner will follow by 7PM!
For Buddhists, this hallowed day of Poson is second only to Vesak in terms of importance. The full-moon Poson Poya Day is noteworthy to the Sri Lankan Buddhists as the day on which Emperor Asoka's son, the Arahat Mahinda, officially introduced Buddhism to the island in the 3rd century B.C.
Accordingly, in addition to the normal ritualistic observances undertaken on a Poya day, on Poson day devotees flock to Anuradhapura, the ancient holy capital city of the country, for it was there that Arahat Mahinda converted the then ruler, King Devanampiya Tissa, and his court to Buddhism, thereby setting in motion a series of events that finally made Sri Lanka the home of Theravada Buddhism.

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