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Sacred Relic of the Buddha on Display at Scotland’s Buddhist Vihara
We are delighted to inform you that, from the 21st of July until the 16th of November we will be displaying our very special Sacred Relic of the Buddha. (Dhatu) at the Vihara.

 
The resident Monks will observe their 3 month retreat from the 22nd of July (Esala, full moon Poya day).

 
During this time the Vihara has organised many religious activities to celebrate this very special occasion.




Every day at 07:00 am, 11:00 am and 09:00 pm, Buddha Puja will be conducted by the Monks, this is also open to the public. The monks will recite “Itipiso” Gatha 121 times, and also they will be meditating on Buddha’s noble virtues (Buddhanussati Bhavana).
Every Saturday from 27th July from 05:00 pm  to 06:00 pm, there will be a special one hour sermon regarding one quality of the Buddha. There will be 16 consecutive sermons, describing the Buddha’s noble virtues. Devotees and well wishers are invited to sponsor these sermons and also, to offer refreshments for participants after the sermon.

 
It is a tradition that devotees have only a vegetarian meal on the day before they come to pay their homage to Sacred Relics.

 
Also we very much appreciate if you could offer only vegetarian Dana to the resident Monks during the Wassana Retreat.
Please contact the Vihara if you have any queries.

 
The Opening Ceremony on Sunday, the 21st of July 2013

 
0 9:00 am – 04:00 pm – Observing Eight Precepts (Uposatha)

5:00 pm – 06:00 pm – Starting the display of sacred relic and chanting “Itipiso” Gatha 121 times

6:00 pm – 06:30 pm –  formally inviting Monks to observe 3 months Rains Retreat (Was Aradhana) by the devotees of Vihara.

06:30 pm – 07:00 pm – Refreshments and end of the opening ceremony

Saturday Programme – Saturdays from 05:00 pm to 06:00 pm during the Rains Retreat
Please find below table for the specific topic in practice on each Saturday during the Rains Retreat.

Date
Topic
Sponsor
27th July
Araham
 Aseala Udugamsuriya
03rd August
Sammasambuddho
Ellawala Family
10th  August
Vijjacaranasampanno
 Rathnayaka Family
17th August
Sugato
 JR Gamage
24th  August
Lokavidu
 Kariyawasam Family
31st August
Anuttaro Purisadamma Sarathi
 Heyyanthuduwa Family
07th  September
Sattha Devamanussanam
Ransinghe Family
14th September
Buddho
Mudalige Family, Rocco Conforti
21st September
Bhagawa
 Jayathilaka Family
28th September
Svâkkhato 
 Gunawickrama Family
05th October
Sanditthiko 
 Siripala Family
12th October
Akâliko 
 Nox Family
19th October
Ehi-passiko 
 Yatiwella Family
26th October
Opanâyiko 
Dissanayaka Family
02nd November
Paccattam veditabbo 
Periyasami Family
09th November
Significance of Kathina
Siriwardhana Family
16th November
Kathina Ceremony
All Devotees

Please contact the Vihara if you would like to sponsor one of the sermons.
Thank you.
With Metta
Scotland Buddhist Vihara