2016 Wesak Fullmoon Poya Day Religious Programme of the Mahaviharaya

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The Wesak Fullmoon Poya Day Religious Programme of Anuradhapura Mahaviharaya will be held during the whole day on 21st May 2016 at the Sannipatha Shala under the advice and guidance of Atamasthanadhipathi Most Ven. Dr. Pallegama Siriniwasa Nayaka Thero. The religious programmes including the Observance of Seela, Dhamma Talks, Dhamma Discussions, Meditation and Bodhi Pooja will be conducted by the venerable Bhikkhus learned in Dhamma as well as famous scholars in the island. 

2016 Wesak Fullmoon Poya Day programme will be as follows:

06.00 am Observing the Eight Precepts
06.30 am Buddha Pooja
07.00 am Interval for Morning Dana
08.00 am

Dhamma Talk - 01
Topic: "Chathurarya Sathyaya"
Ven. Miriswatte Wimalagnana (MPhil) Thero
Senior Lecturer
Sri Lanka Bhikshu University

09.00 am Discussion of matters arising from the Dhamma Talk
09.15 am

Lay Devotee Discourse
Topic: "Buddhist Morality"
Speaker: Mr. Sumedha Weerawardhana
Lecturer
University of Peradeniya

10.30 am Buddha Pooja
11.00 am Interval for Mid day Dana
12.00 noon

Jathaka Story Dhamma Talk
Preacher: Rajakeeya Panditha Ven. Ankumbure Rewatha Thero

01.00 pm               

Dhamma Talk - 02
Topic : "Aneka Jathi Sansaran" Gatha from the Jara Waggaya of Dhammapadaya
Panditha Ven. Ralapanawe Dhammajothi Nayaka Thero

02.00 pm Discussion of matters arising from the Dhamma Talk
02.15 pm

Interval for Gilanpasa

02.45 pm

Dam Sabha Mandapaya
Topic : "Sakkaya Ditthi"
Participation : Ven. Aththaragama Piyananda (BA Special) Thero
Dr. K.M.I.Swarnasinghe
Mr. Waduge Karunaratne (MA)

04.00 pm

Meditation Programme
Conducted by : Rajakeeya Panditha Ven. Ipalawa Pemananda Thero
Teacher - Kiralogama Subodhi Maha Vidyalaya

05.00 pm

Bodhi Pooja
Conducted by : Ven. Kehelwala Rewatha (BA) Thero

05.55 pm Sil Pavaranaya
06.00pm Programme End

(2016 Wesak Fullmoon Poya Day religious programme of the Mahaviharaya will be coordinated by Ven. Moragolle Sirirathana (BA) Thero of the Bomaluwa Temple.)