Published: 30 May 2011
A 'BUDDHA DAY' retreat program was held at Letchworth Buddhist Temple on 22nd May 2011 from 08.30am to 04.30pm to commemorate 2600 years completion of Enlightenment of The Lord Buddha, his Birth and Passing away.
The Retreat started followed by Observation of Eight Precepts (ATA SIL). BUDDHA POOJA, PINDAPAATA CHAARIKAA (Arms begging) MEDITATION, DHAMMA TALKS, DHAMMA DISCUSSIONS were held through out the day during the Retreat period. Specially WESTERN BUDDHIST friends were also very devotionally joined this 8 hours program for the first time this year.
Food, Soft drinks and other facilities for the program/s were provided by Dr.Yasasiri Rajapakshe, Mrs.Dilru Fernando, Mr.Thanuja Gunarathne, Mr.Netaji Welikala, Mr.Ravi Perera and Family, Mr.Deshan/Shani Silva and Friends, Mrs.Dias, Mrs.Deepani Senewirathne, Mrs.Shyamali Kodituwakku and other devotees.
This 'BUDDHA DAY' retreat program was organized by Ven.Nallure Sangha Rathana Thero, The Head of the Centre alone with Ven.Dediyavala Wimala Thero and Members/Devotees of BCCL.