Dhamma School Sil day-Sunday 21 March 2021

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Dear parents,

As we all know, the COVID19 prevented the Dhamma School from its usual functionality for nearly a year.  Finally, we were able to conduct classes at the temple from 28 February 2021. It was wonderful to see kids back at the temple and do face to face learning.
Now we are back to our routine.
The first Sil Program for 2021 is on Sunday 21 March. We would like you to pay attention to the following;

  • The full program from 8.00 am – 5.00 pm is for children from L4 (9 years) and upwards. L3 kids may join till lunch time and stay on if they wish.
  • This is an open event, feel free to pass the message to those who are willing to participate.
  • Teachers will mark attendance and the day is considered as two dhamma school sessions.
  • Program on the day;
8:00-8:30 Observing ata sil/Introduction by Ven Sobhitha
8:30-9:00 Dhamma talk by Ven. Sobhitha
9:00-9:20 Morning Gilanpasa
9:20-10:45 Meditation and dhamma discussion
10:45-12:00 Buddha Puja/ Lunch break
12:00-12:30 Walking meditation/reading time
12:30-13:30 Discussion/activities
13:30-14:45 Meditation, dhamma talk and discussion by guest speakers – Ven Bhikkuni Hasapannya (abbot) and Ven Bhikkuni Upekkha from Dhammasara Nuns Monastery in Gidgegannup
14:45-15:00 Afternoon gilanpasa
15:00-16:15 Q&A session with nuns
16:15-16:30 Observing five precepts/ end of the program by Ven Sobhitha


All children must be in white – girls in lamasari and boys in national dress. They must have an uthuru saluwa as well.

·         It will be good to remove earrings, bangles, chains and any other jewellery in keeping with the precept ‘nacca gita… mala gandha vilepana.  It is the day that we practise to be simple and learn to give up something for a short while. It helps us to be content.

·         With the intention of becoming more conscious of the environment, stopping wastage and preventing landfill growing, Dhamma School would like each child to bring his or her own plate, cup, spoon and serviette/tea towel in a bag. For ease of identification, please label the cutlery and plate/cup.

·         Please be there on time to pick them up from the shrine room at the end of the program.

With Metta,