The Vesak Fullmoon day (Vesak
Poya Day) marks the Birth, the
enlightenment, and the passing away of the
Buddha. It is the most important and highest
event for the Buddhist in Buddhist Calendar.
A special Vesak Celebration at Jethavana
Buddhist Vihara was marked by Precept
observation programme, meditation session,
Dhamma sermon, Dhamma Discussion blessing
programmes on Sunday 22nd May 2016
throughout the day.
The programme was commenced
by administering eight precept (Ata Sil) by
the Most venerable Keppitiyagoda Gunawansa
Thero Chief Sangha Nayaka to Great Britain
of Sri Lanka Ramanna Nikaya Sect. Then Dhamma
sermon was given by the Nayaka Thero in
Sinhala. Dhamma sermon was also delivered by
Kirama Gunawansa Thero. Meditation was and
Dhamma discussion was conducted by Rev.
Beragama Piyarathana Thero in English. The
morning dana for the precept observers was
sponsored by Mr. Ganewatte and Mrs.
Ganewatte and family. Lunch dana was
sponsored by Mr Palitha Bandara Mrs. Asha
Bandara and family.
Special Buddhist hymns were
sung by the children of Jethavana Dhamma
school and devotees of the temple. Special
blessing service was held to bless the
victims of floods disaster in Sri Lanka.
Merits were transfer to the victims of
departed victims of the mud slide disaster.
Many items were collected to distribute
flood victims in Sri Lanka. Many devotees of
Jethavana Buddhist Vihara participated in