2016 Nikini Fullmoon Poya Day Religious Programme of Anuradhapura Mahaviharaya

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The Nikini Fullmoon Poya Day Religious Programme of Anuradhapura Mahaviharaya will be held during the whole day on 17th August 2016 at the Sannipatha Shala under the advice and guidance of Atamasthanadhipathi 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 Nikini 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: "Lobha Mula Sith Saha Dwesha Mula Sith"
Dr. Ven. Kumbugodaare Pagngnaloka (PhD) Thero
Senior Lecturer, Bhikshu University of Sri Lanka

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

Lay Devotee Discourse
Topic: "Buddha Dhamma and the Environment"
Speaker: Dr. Aruna Walpola (PhD)
Senior Lecturer, Bhikshu University of Sri Lanka

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 : "Yo Balo Magngnathi Balyang" Gatha from the Bala Waggaya of Dhammapadaya
Ven. Ihalahalmillewe Rathanapala Nayaka Thero
Incumbent, Jethawanaramaya, Mahaviharaya

02.00 pm Discussion of matters arising from the Dhamma Talk
02.15 pm Interval for Gilanpasa
02.45 pm

Dam Sabha Mandapaya
Topic : "Mamayanaya"
Participation : Dr. Ven. Kallanchiye Rathanasiri (PhD) Nayaka Thero
Mr. Waduge Karunaratne (MA)
Mr. E.M.Dharmawardhana (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
06.00 pm Programme End

(2016 Nikini Fullmoon Poya Day religious programme of the Mahaviharaya will be coordinated by Ven. Pahalathalawe Sumanasiri (BA) Thero of the Bomaluwa Temple.)