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July 04, 2018
The Poson Celebrations of Shanthi Vihara, Nottingham
The Poson Full moon Poya Day religious observances organised by the Shanthi Vihara & Meditation Centre of Nottingham was celebrated on Sunday the 24th of June at the St. Patricks Church hall, Watnull, Nottingham with a full day's religious programme and with the participation of a large gathering of devotees. The day's proceedings commenced with the administering of Eight Precepts by ven. Teldeniyaye Amitha thero, the Head of the Vihara. A meditation programme and a Dhamma sermon was followed after the heel danaya (Breakfast). Over 150 devotees participated the event in which about 70 devotees observed the Atasil while rest of other volunteers and devotees engaged in serving and supporting in great devotion and enthusiasm.

The afternoon programmes included a short Dhamma sermon by Ven Wimalajeewa Thero followed by an Englsih Dhamma sermon which was conducted by Ven. Suwachaseela Thero. The final program, "Mawpiya Guna Sambhawana" a special programme organised for children was conducted by Ven. Tissapura Sugatharathana Thero, the resident monk of Sri Sambuddha Vihara which was admired equally both by parents and children. The event which was generously sponsored and supported devoted members of the Vihara was a great success.
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