Dhamma USA Sāvana Full Moon Day Youth Retreat

Sāvana Full Moon Day Online Retreat

Sunday August 9, 2020 



Please join Dhamma USA on Sunday August 9th, 2020 to celebrate Sāvana Uposatha. This program will be held online via Zoom and will be conducted in English.

Importance of Sāvana Uposatha:


Sāvana (Sanskrit: Śrāvaṇa; Sinhala: Nikini; Thai: Savana; Burmese: Wagaung; Khmer: Srap) Uposatha (full moon day) celebrates the Dhamma Sangayana, or the First Buddhist Council. The council was held shortly after the parinibbāna of the Buddha. It was here that Ānanda, the Treasurer of the Dhamma, recited from memory the Buddha's teachings, thus forming the Sutta Piṭaka. The meeting was held in the Sattapanni cave in Rajgir, India.

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Schedule:

7:00 AM: Observing Eight Precepts & Buddha Vandanā
8:00 AM: Dhamma Talk
9:00 AM: Meditation
10:00 AM: Sutta Discussion
11:00 AM: Buddha Vandanā and Paritta Chanting
12:00 PM: Releasing of the Eight Precepts

Please click here to RSVP. Those who sign up will receive an email with the Zoom link and password.

Eight Precepts - Aṭṭha Sīla - A Must For A Buddhist Practitioner on a full moon day

VANDANĀ - Homage

Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā sambuddhassa
Namo tassa bhagavato arahato sammā sambuddhassa

Homage to Him, the Blessed One, the Exalted One, the Fully
Enlightened One!


TI-SARAṆA - Three Refuges

Buddhaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Saṅghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi

Dutiyampi buddhaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Dutiyampi dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Dutiyampi saṅghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi

Tatiyampi buddhaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Tatiyampi dhammaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi
Tatiyampi saṅghaṃ saraṇaṃ gacchāmi

I go to the Buddha as my refuge.
I go to the Dhamma as my refuge.
I go to the Sangha as my refuge.

For the second time, I go to the Buddha as my refuge.
For the second time, I go to the Dhamma as my refuge.
For the second time, I go to the Saṅgha as my refuge.

For the third time, I go to the Buddha as my refuge.
For the third time, I go to the Dhamma as my refuge.
For the third time, I go to the Sangha as my refuge.


Aṭṭha SĪLA - Eight Precepts

Pānātipātā veramaṇi sikkhā padaṃ samādiyāmi
Adinnādānā veramaṇi sikkhā padaṃ samādiyāmi
Abrahmacariyā veramaṇi sikkhā padaṃ samādiyāmi
Musāvādā veramaṇi sikkhā padaṃ samādiyāmi
Surā meraya majja pamādaṭṭhānā veramaṇi sikkhā padaṃ
samādiyāmi
Vikālabhojanā veramanī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi
Nacca-gīta-vādita-visūka dassana - mālā - gandha - vilepana - dhāraṇa - maṇḍaṇa - vibhūsanaṭṭhānā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi.
Uccāsayana - mahāsayanā veramaṇī sikkhāpadaṃ samādiyāmi.


I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from killing living beings.
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from taking things not given.
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from sexual indulgence.
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from false speech.
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from distilled and fermented
liquor (drinks and drugs) that causes intoxication or heedlessness.
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from taking food in inappropriate times.
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from d
dancing, singing, music and unseemly shows; from the use of garlands, perfumes and unguents; from things that tend to beautify and adorn (the person).
I undertake to observe the precept to abstain from (using) high and luxurious seats.

Click here to learn Eight Precepts.
Click here to learn Five Precepts.
Check here for Buddha Vandana and Bojjhanga Sutta chanting.
Click here to learn more about Full Moon Day list.
Click here for Mother's Day event and the Pali Chanting text.

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