Vesak Celebration - 2018 
at Rathana Inaternational Buddhist Center, 
Anaheim, California 
is scheduled to be launched on May 19, 2018. 

This is going to be a very special event for the Buddhist community in California in particular and to all other friends in general to witness a unique set of Buddhist Ceremonies including a 30 feet tall colorful Pandol (Torana) reflecting Svarna Hamsa Jataka (Golden Swan) and the birth, enlightenment and great passing away of the Buddha. 

There will be a special Tesette Ñāna Vandanā (salutation to the 73 wisdoms of the Buddha). The amazing Vesak Pandol has been created by a young Buddhist monk named venerable A. Punnaratana.

 The young kids of the temple Sunday school have created Triple auspices occasions of the Buddha (Birth, Enlightenment and Passing Away). The whole temple has been decorated with colorful Vesak lanterns and Buddhist flags. 

Dear friends in Southern California, this is a great opportunity to come and enjoy with your family and friends. Carpooling is recommended and those who drive please be aware of the designated parking spaces provided for this event. 

Here is the schedule: 
May 19, 2018 Saturday 
6:30 PM - Tesette Ñāna Vandanā conducted by Ven. A. Punnaratana 
7:45 PM - Launching of the Vesak Pandol 
8:00 PM - Buddhist Devotional Songs 
9:00 PM - Free Dinner (sponsored by Thissa & Sandhya Gamlath - “Rice & Spice” Sri Lankan Restaurant) 
Here is the Message from the temple:
 Dear Devotees, The Vesak Festival of Sri Ratana International Buddhist Center will be on May 19. 2018. The Thesaththagnana Pooja will begin at 6pm. Please arrive by 5 30pm to assist with setting up for the pooja. Please see the attached flyer for more details. 
Event parking will be available at the 

Albert Schweitzer Elementary School,
229 S Dale Ave, Anaheim,
CA 92804,

walking distance from the Sri Ratana International Buddhist Center. May the triple gem bless you!

For more info please check 
Rathana International Buddhist Center 
Dhamma USA 
Facebook Pages

Dhamma Talk in Sinhala by Ven. Chandakitti

May 23, 2018
7:30 PM

Lankarama Buddhist Institute
398 Giano Ave
La Puente
CA 91744

Contact - +16269130775 (Temple

All Are Welcome!

Structure of the Entire Pali Canonical Literature:

Venerable Gnanaweera's Schedule:

Date & Time: Friday - May 11, 2018 - 7:00 PM 

Venue: Lankarama Buddhist Institute
             398 Giano Ave
             La Puente, CA 91744

Contact: 310-498-3935 (Hemal)
                714-757-2988 (Gihan)
                626-365-7097 (Ven. Sumitta)
                626-913-0775 (Lankarama)

Date & Time:Saturday-Sunday, May 12-13, 2018, 8:00 AM-4:PM 

Venue:  Sri Rathana International Buddhist Center
              2780 W Lincoln Ave
              Anaheim, CA 92801

Contact: 310-498-3935 (Hemal)
                714-757-2988 (Gihan)
                714-588-1055 (Ven. Sumana)
                714-854-5425 (Ven. Khemananda)

Date & Time: Monday, May 14, 2018, 9:30 AM

Venue:  Fullerton Arboratum
              1900 Associated Rd
              Fullerton, CA 92831

Contact: 310-498-3935 (Hemal)
                714-757-2988 (Gihan)

Ven. Aluthgamgoda Gnanaweera Thero was ordained at Subodharamaya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and he learned meditation guiding skills from late Venerable master Katukurunde Gnanananda Thero and Venerable master Uda Iriyagama Dhammajeewa Thero (the abbot of the Meetirigala Nissarana Forest Meditation Center, Sri Lanka). Ven. Gnanaweera also learned meditation skills from Myanmar and he was a resident monk at Lankarama Mahavihara, Brisbane, Australia. Currently, he is residing in Sri Lanka. Venerable Gnanaweera is well known for his practical approach to Mindfulness and his methodology in delivering profound Dhamma in a simple manner.