Vesak Celebration at Jethavana Buddhist Vihara, Birmingham 2014
Under the guidance of Venerable Keppetiyagoda Gunawansa Maha thera, the chief incumbent of Jethavana Buddhist Vihara , Vesak Day Programme was held on Sunday18th May 2014.
Ven. Mapalagama Soratha thero conducted the programme with devotees observing eight precepts. Thereafter the programme was continued with a session for meditation and Dhamma discussion conducted by Ven.Thissapura Sugatharathana thero.
In the afternoon, Dhamma talk was conducted by ven. Halmillave Saddhathissa thera. Birmingham Sri Lankan Foundation performed Vesak bethi gee and also contributed to offer Breakfast Dana. Sangika Dana with lunch for devotees was sponsored by Midland Sri Lankan cricket team.
Mr.Keerthi Wanigasooriya and Mrs. Wanigasooriya also participated in order to transfer merits to their departed loving son, Geving Shalita Wanigasooriya. Special punnanumodana was made by Ven. Keppetiyagoda Gunawansa Maha thera at the end of the programme.
The programme was highly successful with devotees participating to ‘observe Sil’ and attending with much devotion to commemorate the birth, enlightenment and the passing away of the Buddha.