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One Day Retreats
Sundays Closest to Full Moon
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08:30 am

Arrival of participants at Dhammahall & Silent Meditation
 

09:00 am

Morning Chanting

Taking Refuge in the Triple Gem,

Observance of 8 or 5 precepts

Short Meditation
 

10:00 am

Preparation of food for Almsoffering
 

10:30 am

Almsoffering, Blessing & Shared Meal
 

11:50 am

Dhamma Talk/Discussion
 

01.00 pm

Break / Walking Meditation

01:30 pm

Sutta Recitation in Pali and Quiet Meditation

02:30 pm

Break / Walking Meditation


03:00 pm

Evening Chanting

Guided/Silent Meditation

Short Walking Meditation

Dhamma Reflection

 

05.00 pm

End of Program

  • Out of consideration to those practising meditation all day, please observe noble silence near the Dhammahall on Full Moon Retreat Days.

  • The ceremony at 9.00 am includes options for taking either 8 or 5 precepts.

  • It is possible to attend only parts of the program, but please be seated in the Dhammahall at least 15 mins before start of sessions

FUTURE DATES FOR FULL MOON PROGRAM​​  ​​​​​ ​​​​​​​


 

  • 18th August
     

  • 15th September
     

  • 20th October
    Pavāraā
    End of Rains Retreat

     

  • 17th November
    No Retreat Program
    Instead, Robe Offering Ceremony

     

  • 15th December

     

2025

  • 12th January 2025
     

  • 16th February
    Magha Puja
    Ovādapātimokkha
    Sangha Day

     

  • 16th March
     

  • 13th April
    Thai/Sri Lankan New Year

     

  • 11th May
    Vesak
    Birth, Enlightenment, Parinibbāna of the Buddha
    Buddha Day

     

  • 8th June
    Poson
    Introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka

     

  • 13th July 2025
    Āsāhā Puja
    Dhammacakkappavattana First Discourse
    Entry to Rains Retreat
    Dhamma 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

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