Monday, May 1, 2017

Invitation to celebration of Vesākha on May 13, 2017 in the ​ār​āma​ Karuṇā Sevena.

Dear friends,

We would like to cordially invite you to join us at the celebration of the most important Buddhist holiday of the year, Vesākha, which will take place on May 13, 2017  in the ​ār​āma​ Karuṇā Sevena.

On this day,  the Vesākha reminds us about the Birth, Awakening and Enlightenment of Siddhattha Gotama - the Buddha. We have a possibility to listen to the Dhamma, meet the monastic Saṅgha and share with friends from Karuṇā Sevena.

Karuṇā Sevena will host our residing venerable bhikkhunī Visuddhi therī and welcome two monastic guests. It is an ancient tradition to donate gifts to monks and nuns on the Vesākha celebration. This act of your generosity (dāna) brings better life conditions for the monastic Saṅgha, helps to your own feelings of joy and leads to your better kamma.

The celebration will take place in our completely redesigned ārāma Karuṇā Sevena and also in Viveka - a residence for  visitors of the ​ār​āma. As part of the program, we will officially open Viveka with a little ceremony. Numerous people worked very hard on this magnificent project of reconstructing Karuṇā Sevena for nearly six years and overcame many challenging obstacles. Therefore, our joy from the accomplishment is enormous.

We would like to invite all interested parties to join us at this joyful even and/or support our ongoing project of creating a beautiful space of quiet contemplation and meditation, a place created for dwelling, quieting one’s mind and reflexion.

Place: The ārāma Karuṇā Sevena, Slezská 3, Prostejov, CZ, E.U.
Time of celebration: Saturday 13th of May 2017, from 9AM

Programme of the day:

9:00 Preparation of the celebration
11:00 Buddha Pūja and receiving of a Triple Gem refuge
11:30 Dāna
13:00 Chanting: Blessing of Viveka
14:00 Dhammadesanā (Dhammatalk)
16:00 Tea Time (Dhamma discussion)
17:00 Cleaning
19:00 Meditation and individual practice

Those of you, who would like to help with preparation of celebration, please, come on Friday, May 12.  The celebration will be prepared of your gifts and vegetarian food that you bring with you, and it will be cooked in Viveka prior the event.

Please, let us know if you are planning on coming so that we can better organize and arrange the event.

VIEW pictures from last year's celebration.

We are looking forward to meeting you in the Dhamma!

Much mett​ā

President of​​ Karuṇ​​​​ā Sevena

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