Sat, Aug 12|
Dhammadharini Monastery and on Zoom
Uposatha Sīla Daylong
“The Mirror of Dhamma: Self-knowledge Effectively Engaging the Path” A day for observing precepts, hearing the Dhamma, and meditating, led by Ven Sobhana Theri
Time & Location
Aug 12, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM PDT
Dhammadharini Monastery and on Zoom, 6791 Sturtevant Dr, Penngrove, CA 94951, USA
About the Event
Uposatha, or the lunar observance day, is a traditional time for Buddhists strengthen their practice, by undertaking the eight precepts, offering almsfood to the monastics, listening to the Dhamma, and meditating. The Uposatha Sila programs will explore the Buddha’s Teachings on “Reflection” (Paccavekkhana)
- To very regularly reflect on our thoughts, speech and actions -- to abandon whatever is harmful to self or others, and to do only what is harmless.
- To make mindfulness continuous, in all the postures.
- To be more aware of states of mind.
- To develop the wholesome Dhamma perceptions, in formal meditation and everyday experience.
8:30 – 8:45 AM Observance of Eight Precepts
8:45 – 9:15 AM Paying Homage to Triple Gem
9:15 – 10:00 AM Dhamma Talk
10:00 – 10:15 AM Break for Sila participants
10:15 – 10:45 AM Guided Meditation
11:45 – 11:15 AM An Offering of Buddha Puja
1:00 – 2:00 PM Dhamma Talk
2:00 – 2:15 PM Tea Break
2:15 – 3:15 PM Dhamma Discussion —
3:15 – 4:00 PM Guided Meditation
4:00 PM Releasing Precepts (End of the Retreat)
*Times are in Pacific Daylight Time (PDT, California Time). Please check your own time zone.
This event will be held outdoors in our open-air Sālā garden pavilion, and online on Zoom. Please share your respect, lovingkindness, and support for those who continue to take COVID precautions.
Register below to join us!
Everyone is welcome whether or not you register, but it is helpful for us to know to expect you, and then we can send you final event details before the event.
The Chathuri Senanayake & Dilshan Amarathunga family invites you to join together in supporting our Bhikkhuni Sangha Vassa this year. The traditional four requisites are food, lodgings, robes and medicine. You can support from near and far.
You may also offer groceries and a hot meal to the community, you may contact the monastery and we will put you in touch with our Dana Coordinator to learn more.