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Dhammagiri One Day Full Moon Retreats

Updated: Oct 27, 2023


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Future Dates for One Day Full Moon Retreats​​​​​​​

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  • 29 October

  • No Full Moon Retreat in November, Instead Robe Offering Ceremony on 19 November

  • 24 December Xmas One Day Full Moon Retreat

  • 21 January

  • 25 February Magha Puja / Sangha Day / Ovadapatimokkha

  • 24 March

  • 21 April

  • 19 May Vesak / Buddha Day / Birth, Enlightenment & Parinibbana of the Buddha

  • 23 June Poson Poya / Introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka

  • 21 July Asalha / Entry to Rains Retreat / Dhamma Day


Venerable Bhante Dhammasiha Shrine Incense Buddha Puja

Our One Day Retreat Programs, monthly on Sundays closest to the Full Moon, feature:


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

Short Guided Meditation


10:00 am

Preparation of food for Almsoffering

10:30 am

Almsoffering, Blessing & Shared Meal

11:50 am

Dhamma Talk / Discussion

01:30 pm

Sutta Recitation and Silent Meditation

03:00 pm

Evening Chanting

Guided/Silent Meditation

Short Walking Meditation

Dhamma Reflection


  • The ceremony at 9.00 am is not just for those observing 8 precepts. If you prefer, there's also the option of taking 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.

  • Out of condideration to those who meditate all day, please observe noble silence near the Dhammahall Full Moon Retreat Days



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