The Vap programme of the monthly meditation programme series of Anuradhapura Mahaviharaya was conducted whole day on the Sunday, 30th October under the shade of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. A large number of devotees from all over the island participated in this programme.
The meditation programme commenced at 6.00 am with placing the devotees on the eight precepts. There onwards the devotees were given a practical knowledge in proper meditation starting with the basic level. They were given instructions on the systematic methods of development while discussing the problems encountered. Here, directing the devotees towards meditation explaining the value of following a method suitable for each individual was very important, through Dhamma discussions and various methods of meditation.
Through this, the devotees received a practical knowledge of practicing meditation from getting a relief from the problems in the day to day life to the systematic meditation towards nirvana.
Veteran teacher of meditation, Ven. Ranpathwila Wimalarathana Nayaka Thero conducted this meditation programme. Conducted under the advice and guidance of Most Ven. Dr. Pallegama Siriniwasa Atamasthanadhipathi Nayaka Thero, this meditation programme was coordinated by Ven. Kirinde Gnanadarshana Thero of the Bomaluwa temple.