Invitation to Maha Sangha for the Observance of Rainy Retreat (වස් ආරාධනා)

on July 28, Saturday, at 7:00 p.m.

Invitation to Maha Sangha for observing the Vassa Retreat will take place at the Vihara on July 28, Saturday, from 7:00 pm. Three monks will observe Vassa this year. They are Bhantes Rahula, Sirirathana, and Maithree.

Vassa invitation takes place on the day after the full-moon day of July, and immediately after the invitation, the Bhikkhus will observe Vassa. Every day thereafter, they will follow special rituals throughout the Vassa season, including daily chanting at 7:00 p.m. inside the shrine hall except on Saturdays.

Special Saturday Dhamma programs during the Vassa season will be announced on the day of Vassa invitation. As you did last year, each program can be sponsored.

Saturday’s Program:

7:00 p.m.: A brief Puja
7:15 p.m.: Traditional invitation to Maha Sangha by Jeewana and Savithri Seneviratne family, the main sponsor of this year’s Kathina ceremony
7:45 p.m.: Dhamma talk
8:30 p.m.: Dinner organized by Seneviratne family

You are cordially invited to attend!