Monks begin the day at 6 a.m. with services in the shrine room. First, there are offerings to the Buddha, then a recitation of a sutta invoking blessings for the world, and finally a meditation on loving-kindness that extends good will and harmony to all beings. At 11:30 a.m. an offering of food at the shrine is made after which lay devotees offer food to the monks. At 7 p.m., there are devotional services and recitations of suttas, followed by meditation in which everyone present is welcome to participate.
Facilities are available at the Vihara for the performance of all rites and ceremonies observed by Theravada Buddhist communities. Lay people also have the privilege of inviting monks to their homes to perform ceremonies.
Various Religious Services and Ceremonies
Meditation Classes (Tuesday and Friday from 7 to 8:30)
Memorial and/or Funeral Services
Blessings for Birthdays
Service in Remembrance of a Deceased Loved One
Monthly 1 day retreats for observance of Full Moon Day on 1st Sunday of every month except in May and October
Rainy Season Observance
Sri Lankan New Year Celebration
Mother’s and Father’s Days