The Nikini Fullmoon Poya Day religious Programme of the Mahaviharaya

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The Nikini Fullmoon Poya Day religious programme of Anuradhapura Mahaviharaya will be held on whole day of 10th August 2014 under the advice and guidance of Atamasthanadhipathi Ven. Dr. Pallegama Siriniwasa Nayaka Thero. There, religious programmes including the Observance of Sil, Dhamma Talks, Dhamma Discussions and Meditation, etc. will be conducted by the venerable Bhikkhus learned in Dhamma as well as famous scholars in the island. 

The Esala Fullmoon Poya Day religious Programme of the Mahaviharaya

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The Esala Fullmoon Poya Day religious programme of Anuradhapura Mahaviharaya will be held on whole day of 12th July 2014 under the advice and guidance of Atamasthanadhipathi Ven. Dr. Pallegama Siriniwasa Nayaka Thero. There, religious programmes including the Observance of Sil, Dhamma Talks, Dhamma Discussions and Meditation, etc. will be conducted by the venerable Bhikkhus learned in Dhamma as well as famous scholars in the island. The Esala Fullmoon Poya Day programme is given below:

The Poson Fullmoon Poya Day religious Programme of the historical Mahaviharaya

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2,250 years will be completed to this Poson Fullmoon Poya Day since the arrival of Arahant Mahendra Maha Thero in Sri Lanka which occurred in 236 BC. At the Anuradhapura Mahaviharaya Temple inaugurated by Arahant Mahendra Maha Thero himself, the theme of this Poson Fullmoon Poya Day religious programme will be the 'Aithihasika Mahindagamanaya', the historical arrival of Arahant Mahendra Maha Thero. Atamasthanadhipathi Ven. Dr. Pallegama Siriniwasa Nayaka Thero provides his guidance to this with Metta.

The Fullmoon Poya Day religious programmes of the historical Mahaviharaya recommenced

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The Fullmoon Poya Day religious programmes of the historical Mahaviharaya were recommenced according to the ancient traditions from the Medin Fullmoon Poya Day of 2014. The aim of these programmes would be to reactivate the religious services of the Mahaviharaya which provided immense tranquillity towards the world, being the Global Centre for the Pure Theravada BuddhismAtamasthanadhipathi Ven. Dr. Pallegama Siriniwasa Nayaka Thero provides kind advice and guidance to these programmes.

Commencing the religious programme, thousands of devotees observed theeight precepts at 6.00am on the Poya Day under the shade of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. Thousands more participated in the various religious activities throughout the day at the Sannipatha Shala of the Mahaviharaya.

The Religious Programme of the Mahaviharaya on Medin Fullmoon Day

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06.00am Observing of Sil
06.30am Buddha Pooja
07.00am Morning Dana
08.00am
09.00am Discussion of matters arising from the Dhamma Talk
09.15am
10.30am Buddha Pooja
11.00am Mid day Dana
12.00noon
01.00pm
02.00pm Discussion of matters arising from the Dhamma Talk
02.15pm Interval
02.45pm
03.45pm 
04.45pm
05.45pm  Sil Pavaranaya

Medin Fullmoon Day religious programme of the Mahaviharaya will be coordinated by


Ven. Pahalathalawe Sumanasiri Thero of the Bomaluwa Temple.

Special Meditation Programme at Mahaviharaya

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A special Meditation Programme was held at the main Dhamma Shala of the Mahaviharaya, Anuradhapura, during 15th to 17th July. A large number of ven. student bhikkhus of the Anuradhapura Bhikkhu University participated in this programme. Providing a meaningful and clear understanding of the Buddhist priesthood to the ven. novice bhikkhus and creating a disciplined generation of ven. bhikkhus well educated in dhamma was the aim of this programme.