Rains Retreat 2019 - Saturday Program

Rains Retreat 2019
Lankarama Buddhist Institute
398 Giano Ave, La Puente, CA 91744

Weekend Program 

All are welcome to join us the series of events during this Vassana Season (Retreat Retreat) at Lankarama temple. Rains retreat is the most active season in the Buddhist calendar considering the number of spiritual care activities taken place to benefit both the resident monks and the lay devotees. In the past, there have been numerous evidences to prove that the most number of Arahanta bhikkhus and bhkkhunis have appeared in the world during this particular season as the Buddha prescribed the his Sangha members to focus more on their own personal spiritual achievement during the rains retreat. Due to heavy rains in India during this period, the Sangha members had a golden opportunity to practice to improve their own spiritual achievement. More often the monks and nuns have determined themselves to be serious in their practices and they have been duly rewarded subsequently. This observation of vassa (rains retreat) dates back to the Buddha's life time and the tradition has been well taken care of by the Buddhist community ever since.

During the Rains Retreat 2019 at Lankarama, the resident monks and the devotees community have organized a series of spiritual care events to benefit both parties. Here follows the schedule of the Saturday event which is free and open to all those enthusiastic individuals:

May All Beings be Well & Happy!!!
August 10, 2019 (Saturday)
4:00 pm - Yoga Class conducted by Mark Ragsdale
5:00 pm - Meditation Session conducted by Venerable Sumitta
6:30 pm - Bodhi Puja conducted by Venerable Devananda
7:30 pm - 28 Buddha Puja and Paritta Chanting conducted by the resident monks
8:30 pm - Refreshments




August 10, 2019 (Saturday)
4:00 pm - Yoga Class conducted by Mark Ragsdale
5:00 pm - Meditation Session conducted by Venerable Sumitta
6:00 pm - Dhamma Talk on Hatthigamaka Sutta by Venerable Dhammaratana
7:00 pm - Bodhi Puja conducted by Venerable Devananda to invoke blessings on Dr. Walter              Jayasinghe's Birthday
7:30 pm - 28 Buddha Puja and Paritta Chanting conducted by the resident monks
8:30 pm - Refreshments


August 24, 2019 (Saturday)
4:00 pm - Yoga Class conducted by Mark Ragsdale
5:00 pm - Meditation Session conducted by Venerable Sumitta
6:00 pm - Dhamma Talk on "5 Factors that one should always remember." Thana Sutta by Venerable Nagita නිතර මෙනෙහි කලයුතු කරුණු 5ක්  - ඨාන සූත්‍රය - අංගුත්තර නිකාය-පංචක වග්ග. Click here for ඨාන සූත්‍රය
7:00 pm - Bodhi Puja
7:30 pm - 28 Buddha Puja and Paritta Chanting conducted by the resident monks
8:30 pm - Refreshments



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