2016 Esala Fullmoon Poya Day Religious Programme of Anuradhapura Mahaviharaya

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The Esala Fullmoon Poya Day Religious Programme of Anuradhapura Mahaviharaya will be held during the whole day on 19th July 2016 at the Sannipatha Shala under the advice and guidance of Atamasthanadhipathi Ven. Dr. Pallegama Siriniwasa Nayaka Thero. The religious programme 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 Esala 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: "Dhammachakkapavaththana Sutraya"
Ven. Bogahamulle Sumana Thero

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

Lay Devotee Discourse
Topic: "Who is 'Me' according to Buddhism?"
Speaker: Dr. Dharmasena Hettiarachchi
Retired Commissioner of Educational Publications

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

Jathaka Story Dhamma Talk

Bhanaka: Rajakeeya Panditha Ven. Ankumbure Rewatha Thero
01.00 pm

Dhamma Talk - 02
Topic : "Thasinaya Purakkhatha Paja" Gatha from the Thanha Waggaya of Dhammapadaya
Ven. Wilgamuwe Seelarathana (MPhil) 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 : "The Buddhist Thinking"
Participation :
Dr. K.M.I.Swarnasinghe
Mr. Waduge Karunaratne (MA)
Mr. Rathna Sri Bandara (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


2016 Esala Fullmoon Poya Day religious programme of the Mahaviharaya will be coordinated by Ven. Kanubichchiye Rathanajothi Thero of the Bomaluwa Temple.