Visakha Puja Ceremony, Bell Dedication, & Ajahn Amaro Talk – Sunday, May 27

On Sunday, May 27 Jetavana, Temple Forest Monastery will celebrate Visakha Puja (Wesak Day) with a Dhamma Talk offered by Ajahn Amaro, abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, and with a formal dedication ceremony to install a new bell specially cast in Thailand for our monastery here in Temple and offered along with a bell “tower” to house it, which has been sponsored by many local supporters and built by local artisans. (Similarly, a Buddha image and pavilion are being offered and may be in place on that day – yet they will be formally consecrated on July 8 at a Pa Bah offered in honor of a visit by Luang Por Liem and Luang Por Jundee. Details to follow.)

Please, as always feel welcome to join us for any part of the day and occasion.

Schedule for the day:

  •     10:30 a.m. Alms-round & Meal Offering

  •     12:30 p.m. Paritta Chanting

  •     12:45 p.m. Bell Dedication

  •     1 p.m. Dhamma Talk by Ajahn Amaro

  •     2 p.m. Close & informal conversation with Ajahn Amaro & sangha