Buddha's first Sermon after enlightenment,
the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, was
delivered to the five
ascetics at the "Deer Park",
near Benares, India on an Esala poya day.
Next Sil Observance Day at Mahāvihāra is 9th of July 2017,
to mark Esala Poya full-moon day which falls on Thursday, 8th of July.
Devotees will spend this day in the temple away from normal household activities, fully engaged in spiritual development and
contemplation of the doctrine of the Buddha. Sil Program will start at 8.30am and terminate at 5.00pm.
Lunch and Tea/Coffee will be provided to the Sil participants by noble friends.
A ceremony for inviting monks to participate in the Rainy Retreat (Vas) will also be held
on this day eveining prior to termination of Sil program.
Please click the "Poya Calendar" button on the right column to see the details of monthly Poya Day Programs.