Ata-Sil (Eight Precepts Observance) Vesak Poya Day Saturday, May 21, 2016‏‎

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Ata-Sil (Eight Precepts Observance) for Vesak Poya Day will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at the temple from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you are planning to attend to the Ata-Sil program, we kindly request you to register for the retreat in advance by sending an e-mail only to sil@bvs.org on or before May 20, 2016.

For your convenience and the request from some of the devotees, we hereby provide the list of remaining 2016 Ata-sil program dates for your easy reference and planning purposes.

June 18 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
July 09  - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
August 13  - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
September 10 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
October 8 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
November 12 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.       
December 10  - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

It is our sincere hope that this will assist devotees to program other activities without interfering with Ata-Sil program on each month.
Eight Precepts Observance (Vesak Poya Day) - (Ata-sil)
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Tentative program is as follows.

8:00AM – 8:30AM       : Observance of Eight Precepts and Buddha Vandanā
8.30AM-9.00AM          : Sitting Meditation
9.00AM-9.20AM          : Gilanpasa (Tea-Break)
9.20AM-9.50AM          : Walking Meditation
9.50AM-10.45AM        : Dhamma Talk
10.45AM-11.30AM      : Buddhapūjā and Chanting
11.30AM-12.30PM      : Dāna (Lunch)
12.30PM-1.30PM        : Buddhist Documentary
1.30PM-2.00PM          : Sitting Meditation
2.00PM-3.15PM          : Dhamma Discussion
3.15PM-3.30PM          : Gilanpasa (Tea-Break)
3.30PM-3.55PM          : Walking Meditation
3.55PM-4.00PM          : Termination of Program, ( Transference of Good karmas)