Washington DC Buddhist Temple organizes the International Vesak Day celebration on Sunday, May 13 from 8 AM to 5 PM. The program includes an “Ata Sil Program” (Observing eight precepts), a meditation session, “Dhamma” sermons and discussions, and a colorful Vesak Pereahara (procession) The Sil program starts and t 8 AM and the procession begins at 9 AM. Buddhist Vihara Society Inc. 5017, 16th Street NWWashington DC, 20011 http://www.buddhistvihara.com/
Triple ceremonies to mark Thirty-year Anniversary of Bhavana Society (Buddhist Temple in West Virginia) and Ven. Henepola Gunaratana Nayaka Thero’s Birthday and the Kathina Ceremony will be held on October 6-7, 2012 at Bhavana Society, Rte. 1, Box 218-3,Back Creek Road, High View, WV 26808 USA, for more details - http://www.bhavanasociety.org/main/new/kathina_event_october_20121/
The annual Kathina Ceremony of the Washington Buddhist Vihara will be held on Sunday October 21st, 2012 Kathina Dhamma talk will be delivered by Vihara Meditation Master Venerable Mandawala Pannawansa thero. Please come to the temple to participate in this noble deed. Program: 10:30 AM -- Buddha Pooja 11:00 AM -- Dana for the monks. 12:00 PM -- Lunch for the laity. 01:00 PM -- Kathina Robe offering followed by special Dhamma talks.
Wheaton Buddhist Temple, Maryland celebrates Vesak on Saturday, May 19 from 5 PM onward with an “Ata-visit Buddha Pooja” (Homage to 28 Lord Buddhas) . Following the religious observances, there will be an Asian food bazaar organized by the devotees of the temple to raise funds for a new building being built at the temple. The food bazaar starts at 7 PM. Wheaton Buddhist Vihara 2600, Elmont Street , Silver Spring, MD, 20902
“Me Punchi Rate” – A musical concert organized to support building construction project at Buddhist Temple – Staten Island Popular Sri Lankan singer T.M. Jayaratne and Ranaviru Real Star winner Commander Damian Fernando of the Sri Lanka Navy are to perform live in this concert at South Beach Psychiatric Center Auditorium, Staten Island on Saturday , June 9, at 7.30 PM. Tickets : $20 (Children under 6 years admitted free)
Mahamevnawa Mediation Center of Greater Washington D.C. organizes a Vesak Poya Sil Program on Saturday , May 12, 2012, from 6:00AM to 4:00 PM at the Wat Thai Temple Washington D.C (13440 Layhill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906). This Sil Program includes: guided meditation, Dhamma discourse, and Buddha Vandana.
The Mahamevnawa Mediation Center of Greater Washington D.C. organizes the Vap Poya Sil Program on Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Wat Thai Temple of Washington D.C (13440 Layhill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906). This Sil Program includes: guided meditation, Dhamma discourses, and Buddha Vandana
A "One-Day Meditation Retreat will be held on December 15, 2012 at 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. at the New York Buddhist Vihara. This will be conducted by Bhante Dhammaloka (Venerable Kurunegoda Dhammaloka) of the New York Buddhist Vihara in English. Those who wish to participate please inform Bhante Nagitha (Venerable Akmeemana Nagitha) at (718) 468 – 4262 before December 12, 2012.
Celebration of Vesak at Washington Buddhist Vihara on Sunday May 25 from 8 AM onward. http://www.buddhistvihara.com/
Annual Katina Ceremony of Maryland Buddhist Vihara will be held on November 10 & 11 in the Vihara premises at 2600, Elmont St, Wheaton , MD 20902 Contact - 301 946 9437 for more details