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Poson Full Moon Day 
(Online Session)
June 7, 2020 (Sunday)
Lankarama Buddhist Institute

What is Poson  Fullmoon Day?
Arahanta Mahinda Thero along with 5 more monks visited Sri Lanka in the 3rd BC following the 3rd Buddhist Council held in India under the patronage of King Ashoka. Venerable Mahinda also invited his sister Arahanta Theri Sanghamitta to visit Sri Lanka along with a sapling of the Sri Maha Bodhi Tree in Buddhagaya. They are both king Ashoka's children and they both stayed the rest of their lives promoting and establishing Buddhism in the island nation which became the Theravada Headquarters eventually. Thera Mahinda is therefore called Anubuddha Mahinda due to his enormous service to the Buddha sasana in Sri Lanka. Poson Full Moon day is dedicated to him and Sri Lankans have been celebrating this full moon day in style ever since by practicing Dana, Sila and Bhavana all across the island nation.
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  • 07:00 AM - Observing Eight Precepts & Buddha Vandanā (Venerable Nagitha)
  • 08:00 AM - Dhamma Talk on THE IMPORTANCE OF Poson FULL MOON DAY (Venerable Dhammaratana) 
  • 19:00 AM - Meditation (Venerable Sumitta)
  • 10:00 AM - Dhamma Talk (Venerable Rakkhita)
  • 11:00 AM - Paritta Chanting, Buddha Vandanā
  • 11:30 AM - Conclusion                                      Evening 
6:30 PM - Meditation (Venerable Rakkhita)
7:00 PM - Buddha Vandanā & Chanting of 3 Suttas (Seth Pirith): Maṅgala Sutta, Ratana Sutta, Karaṇīya Metta Sutta
7:30 PM - Bodhi Vandanā
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Inside the main shrine room

 Devotees attending the ceremony

Beautiful Bodhi Tree area

Sharing merits with the celestial beings

Lankarama Buddhist Institute
398 Giano Ave
La Puente - CA91744
Tel: 626-913-0775
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A Golden Opportunity to Practice Loving-Kindness & Generosity

Dry Ration Relief Materials to Sri Lanka

Dear Friends, 
In memory of most venerable Aluthnuwara Sumanatissa Nayaka Thero, we have started a fundraiser to help the poor and underprivileged families in Sri Lanka through Lankarama Buddhist Institute, LaPuente, Californiaand Gangatilaka Viharaya, Iyamporuwa, Sri Lanka.
We will distribute dry ration parcels worth Rs. 5000.00 (nearly $30) each to the poor families. All the parcels will be dispatched to the poor families directly through the remote local temples and grama niladharis (local government officers) in different parts of Sri Lanka. We will purchase from SATHOSA, a government corporative company under subsidized rates.
Everything will be closely coordinated and monitored by the Lankarama Buddhist Institute and we will make sure to dispatch the relief parcels to the needy people directly through our local temples and government agents.
Please kindly join us in this noble course. Your generous help is very much appreciated. All donations should be made to Lankarama Buddhist Institute by cash or by check.
You can also donate through our PayPal account.
Here’s the dry ration details that we are going to include in every parcel: Rice 10kg normal Rice 10kg keeri Salmon 1tin 425g Sprats 500g Dhal 1kg Flour 2kg Coconut oil 1bottle Soya meat 4pkts 110g (Raigam) Chilie Powder 200g Curry Powder 200g Salt Powder Noodles pkt 1 – 500g Tea Leaves 200g Sugar 1kg Papadam 1 pkt – 100g Pepper powder – 50g B Onions 1kg Garlic 200g Kadala (large/s) 1kg Kadala (medium) 1kg Potatoes 1kg – local Samaposha (large) 1kg Milk Powder 1 pkt – 400g (Anchor/Raththi) Turmeric Powder 50g Corriander 100g.

Lankarama Buddhist Institute

398 Giano Ave, La Puente, CA 91744 Contact: +1-626-913-0775
Lankarama Buddhist Institute
Vesak Full Moon Day 
(Online Session)

07:00 AM - Observing Eight Precepts & Buddha Vandanā by Bhante Nagitha
08:00 AM - Dhamma Talk - by Bhante Dhammaratana
09:00 AM - Meditation - by Bhante Sumitta
10:00 AM - Dhamma Talk - by Bhante Rakkhita 
11:00 AM - Paritta Chanting & Buddha Vandanā - by the resident monks
11:30 AM - Releasing the Eight Precepts

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Lankarama Buddhist Institute
398 Giano Ave, La Puente, CA 91744
Contact - +1-626-913-0755

Online Dhamma Services 

(via Dhamma USA & Lankarama US Facebook)

 Buddha Vandanā & Sutta Chanting
  • Wednesday at 7:00 PM - Buddha Vandanā & Bojjhaṅga Sutta Chanting
  • Saturday at 7:00 PM - Buddha Vandanā & Seth Pirith (Chanting of 3 Special Suttas)
  • Sunday at 7:00 PM - Buddha Vandanā & Ratana Sutta + Jaya Paritta Chanting
Guided Meditation
  • Saturday at 7:00 AM - by Bhante Sumitta (in English)
  • Sunday at 7:00 AM - by Bhante Sumitta (in Sinhala)
  • Sunday at 6:30 PM - by Bhante Rakkhita (in English)
Dhamma Talks 
  • Saturday at 6:30 PM - by Bhante Rakkhita (in English) & Bhante Dhammaratana (in Sinhala)
Pali Classes
  • Saturday at 5:30 PM - Level 1 Class (by Bhante Sumitta via Dhamma USA YouTube Channel
  • 1st & 3rd Saturdays at 2:30 PM - Level 2 Class (by Bhante Sumitta via Zoom App)