Full Moon Practice Day
"When, o monks, the Uposatha observance is complete in 8 factors, it is of great fruit and great benefit, luminous and pervasive."
The Buddha in Anguttara Nikaya 8:41
08:30 - 9:00 am......Arrival of participants at Dhammahall & Silent Meditation
09:00 - 10:00 am....Taking Refuge in the Triple Gem,
Observance of 8 or 5 precepts & Guided Meditation
10:00 - 10:30am.......Preparation of food for Almsoffering
10:30 - 11:45 am........Almsoffering, Blessing & Shared Meal
11:45 - 1:00 pm..........Dhamma Discussion
01:30 - 2:30 pm........Chanting and/or Guided Meditation when the monk
is available. If not, anyone is welcome to do personal
meditation in the Dhammahall until the next session.
03:00 - 5:00 pm.......Guided Meditation & Dhammatalk
The ceremony at 9.00am is not just for those observing 8 precepts as it
includes the option of taking only 5 precepts. You can join or leave the
program after each session. Please be seated in the Dhammahall at least 15
mins before start of sessions.
Please observe noble silence near the Dhammahall on this day.
FUTURE DATES FOR FULL MOON PROGRAM
9 October (Pavarana/End Rains Retreat)
23 October (Robe Offering Ceremony TBC)