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We cordially invite you to attend the 2015 Annual Kathina Ceremony of our temple on Saturday, October 3rd 2015 at the temple premises.
This year's sponsors of the Kathina ceremony are Upul, and Lakmini Jayasundara family with the help of all other members of the NEBV&MC.
This is the traditional ceremony when we offer robes to the monks to mark the end of the Vassana retreat (retreat during the rainy season). On this auspicious day, there will be a Sanghika Dana (offering of alms as mid-day meal and other necessities). The visiting monks from different states of USA and other countries will participate in this.
There will be one day meditation retreat on September 19, 2015 at the New England Buddhist Vihara and Meditation Center, Grafton, MA conducted by Ven. Kurunegoda Dhammaloka. If you are willing to participate in this program, kindly register for it by using the following link or giving a phone call to the temple. Prior registration is required for providing the lunch to the participants.
(508) 839-5038 -(508) 667-8373
Time: 8.30 am- 4.30 pm
Registration is required for food and accommodation.
Registrations must be submitted by 9pm - Wednesday, September 16.
08.30 - 08.45 am Observance of Precepts and homage to the Buddha
08.45 - 09.45 am sitting meditation
09.45 - 10.15 am Walking meditation/ outdoor activities with mindfulness
10.15 - 10.45 am Meditation on loving-friendliness
10.45 - 11.15 am sitting meditation
11.15 - 11.30 am Offering of Buddha puja
11.30 - 12.45 pm offering Dana to the monks & lunch for participants
12.45 - 01.00 pm Indoor or outdoor activities with mindfulness
01.00 - 01.45 pm Meditation session
01.45 - 02.15 pm Dhamma talk
02.00 - 02.20 pm walking meditation
02.20 - 03.00 pm Meditation
03.00 - 03.15 pm Tea break
03.15 - 04.00 pm Dhamma discussion
04.00 - 04.30 pm close of the session with cleaning activities
This years youth summer dhamma camp will be held at the temple on September 20th, 2015. Venerable Dhammaloka is a (Bhikku) monk in the Theravada tradition. He was originally from Sri Lanka. He has taught meditation, Yoga and has counseled mainly young adults in Sri Lanka. Ven. Dhammaloka has a particular interest in what is common to all traditions and all schools of Buddhism. He currently teaches Meditation, Buddhism and Yoga in the United States and frequently travels around the world.Please find the program below;
10:00 AM - 10.10 AM Arriving and Registration
10:10 PM - 11.00 AM Yoga & Meditation Practicing
11.00 PM - 12.30 PM Lunch Break
12.30 PM - 02.00 PM Dhamma Discussion, Question & Answer
02.15 PM - 03.00 PM Dhamma Sermon
03.15 PM - Concluding Session
A special Vesak Day celebration was held at the New England Buddhist Vihara and Meditation Center, Grafton on Saturday, May 16th, 2015 from 4 p.m – 9 p.m
The program details:
Children's Religious program (4 p.m – 6 p.m)
4 p.m. Observance of the Eight Precepts (All children)
Dhamma program (ages 7+)
Crafts (Vesak cards, Buddhist flag etc.) (Ages 1 – 6)
We request all children to be in proper attire for the sil program. Comfortable clothing which covers the body is suggested. White is preferred.
Evening Program (from 6 p.m – 9 p.m)
6 p.m. Buddha Puja
Presentations by students of Dhamma School
Bhakthi gee (Devotional songs)
Dansela and lighting of Vesak lanterns
Silent auction – will start at 4.00 p.m.
Welcome to the New England Buddhist Vihara and Meditation Center website. At the center and through this site, we offer you an opportunity to read and learn about Buddhism in the Theravada tradition. Theravada (Pali: Thera=elders, vada=doctrine) or the "doctrine of the elders" represents the school of Buddhism that draws spiritual inspiration from the Pali Canon (or "Tripitaka") generally accepted by scholars as the oldest record of Buddha's teachings.
In this center, we will conduct different types of meditation classes, discussion sessions of Buddhist philosophy and thought, sessions of counseling and guidance based on Dhamma teachings, and special instructional classes geared towards young children and teenagers. All these classes and sessions will be held in an environment of deep caring and understanding.
Some of the pictures from recent events are available to view. If you have any photos you would like to share, please email them to the temple.
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