Current Events

GLBV Vesak Sil Program and Celebration

Sil Program
May 19th Sunday - 8.00 am - 4.00 pm - Adults’ Vesak Sil observance
The Sil Daana will be offered by WSU student council
Vesak Celebration
May 19th Sunday - 5.00 pm - 8.00 pm - Main Vesak celebration
5.00 pm - 6.00 pm - Buddha Vandana, chanting and Vesak Dhamma sermon
6.15 pm - 6.30 pm - Children’s devotional songs
6.30 pm - 8.00 pm - Vesak Dansala (free food donation)

Currently the three resident monks, Bhante Sankichcha, Bhante Janananda, and Bhante Kusala are observing Vassana retreat at the Vihara for three months. This is the Vassana retreat season (three months beginning with the full moon of July to the full moon of October). The Vassana season has been a special time at GLBV where both resident monks and the devotees engage in their Dhamma practice rigorously. In addition to the weekly meditation programs, we have added a special Sutta discussion in English every Monday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. The Sunday Dhamma program from 5.00 - 6.00 pm is a highlight during the Vassana season where Buddha Pooja, meditation and special Dhamma discussions will be taking place. Our devotees are welcome to sponsor these Sunday Buddha Poojas and dhamma programs on any wholesome purpose. You may click on the link below to sign up for a Sunday Buddha Pooja.