When: Every Saturday,
The Buddha encouraged his disciples to follow extra training rules known as the Eight Precepts as often as they could. Also, Supreme Buddha taught to follow the five precepts every day to collect good khamma (karma).
When: Second Saturday, 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
All youth ages 13 to 19 are welcome to come to this English language meditation program. We will learn and practice many different kinds of meditation taught by the Buddha. We will also talk about how to follow the Buddha's teachings in our daily lives.
This program is led by monks trained in the Theravada Buddhist Tradition.
There is no charge for this activity.
When: First and Second Sunday of every month,
Time: 3 pm to 5 pm
Children from age four to thirteen are welcome to join us to learn the teachings of the Buddha found in the Theravada tradition. They will also learn simple meditations that you can do with them at home. Parents are welcome to sit in on the class. No registration is necessary. A snack will be provided.
When: Third Sunday of every month, 8.00 am to 3.00 pm (During the Sinhala Sil program)
Who: Children ages 8-20
When: Saturdays, From 8.15 pm to 9.30 pm
Language: English and Pali
An excellent opportunity to learn the Buddha's ancient sacred chanting in English and Pali
You will learn:
When: First Sunday of the month from 10 am to 4 pm (check calendar for changes)
Come and meet new Dhamma friends while taking care of our meditation centre property and collecting merit. There's something for everyone to do. Kids are welcome to join. Lunch is provided. This is a great way to get to know your asapuwa family.
You can also find this event on our meetup page
When: Every Tuesday, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
We begin with the regular evening Buddha Puja. Around 8:00 pm the Dhamma Sermon begins. Texts are chosen from Tripitaka Sutta translated from the Pali into Sinhala by Ven. Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thera.
All teaching is done by monks trained in the Theravada Buddhist Tradition.
When: Third Sunday of every month, 6 am to 4 pm
"Uposatha" means to come near our spiritual friends to learn the Buddha's teachings.
Eight-precept Sil/Uposatha program. The day is spent meditating and learning the teachings of the Buddha. Breakfast and lunch dana are offered to participants. You will have the opportunity to observe the Eight Precepts.