Upcoming Events

  • Katina Ceremony -2019

    To mark the end of resident monks’ three-month rainy-season observance (Vassāna), Great Lakes Buddhist Vihāra is planning to have the annual Katina ceremony on Sunday, November 10th 2019, at Hindu Temple in Farmington (30785 Grand River Ave. Farmington, MI 48336), with the participation of about fifteen members of Mahā Saṅgha.

    This year, Katina ceremony is sponsored by the Sri Lankan Student Association of Wayne State University. In addition to the main sponsors, you have the opportunity to be a part of this highly meritorious ceremony

    The programs will be as follows:

    • Saturday, November 09th: A Special Paritta chanting ceremony from 5.00 – 7.00 PM at Great Lakes Buddhist Vihāra.

    • Sunday, November 10th: The main Katina ceremony from 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM at Hindu Temple in Farmington.

    You are cordially invited to participate in the Katina ceremony to gain the highest merits of Aṭamaha Kusal. It is the 22nd Katina Ceremony of Great Lakes Buddhist Vihara. Your kind support for this special event is greatly appreciated.

  • Second Shramadaana on Sunday, Sept. 22nd, 2019.

    The Sramadaana which was held at GLBV – Fonseka Community Center on September 8th Sunday was a great success. We convey our thanks and blessings for all participants for their dedicated time and energy.
    Another Sramadaana (volunteer work) will be held on Sunday the 22nd from 9.00 am – 1.00 pm to complete the cleaning of old parking lot. Lunch will be provided and your participation is greatly appreciated!

  • Vassana Season – 2019

    Currently the four resident monks, Bhante Sankichcha, Bhante Janananda, Bhante Kusala and Bhante Sarananda 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.

  • Upcoming Events

    Fundraising Summer Food Fair: Come and enjoy Sri Lankan food while socializing at the Vihara (21491 Beech Road, Southfield) On August 25th Sunday From 2.00 pm - 7.00 pm