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“Poson” Seela Program
The “Wesal Seela” Program for Adels, which was scheduled on June 07th 2020, has been cancelled due to recent Coronavirus pandemic as the British government directing on social distancing measures.
we regret any inconvenience this may cause you if nay
and appreciate your understanding
The following program’s conducted online via Facebook and youtube online social media platforms.
7 June, 2020 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
The “Poson” full moon full moon “poya” day – Morning religious program for Dhamma School Children’s
Ven. U. Indarathana Thero
The “Poson” full moon full moon “poya” day – Afternoon religious program
Ven. Marassana Saddhananda Thero
Dhamma Chakka Pavattana Sutta chanting by Ven. Mandaram Nuwara Yassasi Thero,
Mahiyanga Rajamaha Vihara,
Dhamma Talk (Sinhala) by Ven. Katakadure Jinanda Thero, Baranasa, Isipathana Migadaya, India
Dhamma Talk (English) by Ven. Katugasthota Uparathana Thero,
Buddha vandhana & pirth chanting by Ven Marassana Saddhananda Thero
Poson is the most important Full Moon Poya Day for Buddhists in Sri Lanka. It is a festival of great historical and religious significance celebrated island-wide by Buddhists. Poson, held on the full moon day of June, commemorates the occasion over 2,000 years ago when Arahat Mahinda, son of Emperor Asoka of India, converted King Devanampiyatissa to Buddhism. The main centre of the celebration is Mihintale, the ancient monastic complex where the royal missionary monk Mahinda perched the first sermon to the ruling king and at Anuradhapura the ancient capital, to which large crowd of pilgrims converge. Mass religious observances, illuminations pageants are part of the celebrations.
Many religious activities are organized during this poson period in Sri Lanka such as Sil campaigns, Bodhi Poojas, Dansalas (Freely giving foods, coffee, tea from people ), Poson devotional songs, Poson pandols and lanterns
East Midland Buddhist Association
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