Activities of the Vihara
Dhamma & Sinhala Language School
Meditation & Suttra discussion sessions by Dr. Lalith Ranathunga
The meditation program follows the method described in Mahasatipatthana Sutta. In this discourse, Buddha said:
"This is the direct path for the purification of beings, for the overcoming of sorrow & distress, for the disappearance of pain & sadness, for the gaining of the right path, for the realization of Nibbana: - that is to say, the four foundations of mindfulness.
"What are the four? Here, monks, a monk abides contemplating body as body, ardent, clearly aware and mindful, having put aside hankering and fretting for the world, he abides contemplating feelings as feelings ...; he abides contemplating mind as mind ..., he abides contemplating dhamma as dhamma, ardent, clearly aware and mindful, having put aside hankering and fretting for the world."
The above four foundations of mindfulness consists of 26 meditation subjects and it takes about six months to complete the whole meditation.
More about meditation and Suttra can be viewed at www.visuddhimagga.info
The medtation program and Suttra discussion is conducted by Dr. Lalith Ranatunga.
- Suttra discussions - English Fiday 7:30pm - 8:30pm
- Meditation - Sinhala Sunday 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Everyone is welcome to attend these sessions.
You may listen to Dr. Lalith Ranatunga's previous discussions and future meditation events on visuddhimagga.info
Meditation program conducted by Ven. Kumbuke Visuddhi Citta Thero
Meditation program conducted by Ven.Kumbuke Visuddhi Citta Thero on Sundays from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in English medium.