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Buddhist Xmas & New Year Program 2024 at Dhammagiri

Updated: Jan 8

As always, we're conducting Buddhist events for the Christmas & New Year season here at Dhammagiri, to get you into the New Year in a wholesome way, without alcohol or hangover, but with lots of good karma 😇


Xmas One Day Full Moon Retreat

Sunday 24 December


One Day Full Moon Retreat with Chanting, Triple Refuge & Precepts Ceremony, Meditation, Dhamma Talk, and Sutta Recitation at Dhammagiri Forest Hermitage:


08:30 am

Arrival of participants at Dhammahall

Silent Meditation


09:00 am

Taking Refuge in the Triple Gem

Observance of 8 or 5 precepts

Guided Meditation


10:00 am

Preparation of Food for Almsoffering


10:30 am

Almsoffering

Anumodanā & Blessing

Shared Meal


11:50 am

Dhamma Talk


01.00 pm

Break/Walking Meditation


01:30 pm

Sutta Chanting

Silent Meditation


03:00 pm

Evening Chanting

Guided Meditation

Short Dhamma Reflection


  • The ceremony at 9.00 am is not just for those observing 8 precepts as it includes the option of taking only 5 precepts.

  • It is possible to participate only for parts of the program, but please be seated in the Dhammahall at least 15 minutes before start of sessions.



Christmas Day

Monday 25 December


10:00 am

Preparation for Almsoffering


10.30 am

Almsoffering, Anumodana, Shared Meal


11.50 am

Dhammatalk & Discussion


01.00 pm

End of Program



Boxing Day

Tuesday 26 December

Working Bee


07.30 am

Working Bee

Gardening, Weeding, Slashing, Cleaning of Grounds & Dhammahall


10:00 am

Preparation for Almsoffering


10.30 am

Almsoffering, Anumodana, Shared Meal


11.45 am

Continue Working Bee

(For those who still have some energy left to face the heat)


02.00 pm

End of Program



 


New Year's Eve

Sunday 31 December


Morning:

10.30 am

Almsoffering, Anumodana, Shared Meal

11.50 am

Dhamma Reflections & Discussion


01.00 am

End of Morning Program


Evening:

08.00 pm

Arrival of Participants for Precepts Ceremony

Silent Meditation in Dhammahall

08.30 pm

Chanting, Guided Meditation, Triple Refuge,

Determining 5 Precepts for 2024

09.15 pm

Break / Walking Meditation

09.30 pm

Dhammatalk / Guided Meditation

10.30 pm

Tea Break (non-alcoholic drinks only)

11.00 pm

Asking forgiveness from triple Gem

Circumambulation of the Bodhi tree

00.00 am

End of Program


  • The first part of the program from 8.00 pm to 9.15 pm is meant for those who aspire to observe the 5 precepts throughout 2024, and wish to make a genuine commitment. It is possible to arrive at 9.15 pm and join only the remaining program.

  • Please bring long stemmed flowers for offering at the Bodhi Tree at Midnight



Buddha Bodhi Tree Xmas Dhammagiri Christmas New Year


 

New Year's Day

Monday 01 January


Auspicious First Almsoffering 2024 & Paritta Chanting

09.30 am

Chanting, Triple Refuge, Determining 5 Precepts for 2024

  • This part of the program is meant for those who aspire to observe the 5 precepts throughout 2024, and wish to make a genuine commitment.

10.00 am

Preparation of food for Almsoffering

10.30 am

First Almsoffering in the New Year, Anumodana & Shared Meal

11.50 am

Auspicious Paritta Chanting


01.00 pm

End of Program


Apart from the special Buddhist New Year's Program events mentioned above, our normal program continues with Almsoffering and Dhamma discussion from 10.30am to 12.45 pm every day, and the regular Saturday 07.30 am and Sunday 03.00 pm sessions


Buddhist New Year's Eve Celebration


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