SJBA is making the invitation to Sayadaw U Rewata and Venerable Dhammapala on 12th July 2014, Monday, 8.30pm to enter Vassa (Rains Retreat) in SJBA. The program will include taking the 3 Refuges and observe the 5 Precepts, formal invitation to the Sanga Members to stay in SJBA for the 3-month Vassa so that we can organise the Kathina, determination by the Sangha, offering of robes and requisites to the Sangha followed by chanting and sharing of merits. Members and devotees are invited to witness this Vassa Entry Ceremony. Upon accepting SJBA’s invitation, Sayadaw U Rewata and Venerable Dhammapala will enter Vassa in SJBA the next day, 13th July 2014. Members and devotees are invited to witness and participate in this Vassa Entry Ceremony.
DATE: 12th July 2014 (Saturday) TIME: 8.30pm to 10.00pm VENUE: SJBA Shrine Hall (2) Members and devotees are also invited to participate in the 5th Day Vassa Chanting on 16th July 2014, Wednesday, 7.30pm, to commemorate the day the Buddha taught the Anattalakkhana Sutta to His first 5 disciples of the Buddha who had by listening to this sermon, meditating on the five aggregates of clinging and realizing 3 higher stages of supramundane knowledge that lead them to the attainment of Arahantship. 5th DAY VASSA CHANTING DATE: 16th July 2014 (Wednesday) TIME: 7.30pm to 8.30pm VENUE: SJBA Shrine Hall