Upcoming Events

Magha Puja 2016


You are invited to join us at Dhammasala Forest Monastery for the Magha Puja celebration on February 11, 2017(Saturday).

10:30 AM Guest Arrivals, Chantings
11:00 AM Food offerings
11:15 AM Lunch
12:00 PM Offering to the monks/Dhamma Talks
This day, sometimes called “Sangha Day,” commemorates the assembly of 1,250 arahants in the Buddha’s presence. One thousand of the gathered monks had previously achieved Awakening upon hearing the Buddha’s delivery of the Fire Sermon; the remaining 250 were followers of the elder monks Ven. Moggallana and Ven. Sariputta. To mark this auspicious gathering, the Buddha delivered the “Ovada-Patimokkha Gatha”, a summary of the main points of the Dhamma, which the Buddha gave to the assembly before sending them out to proclaim the doctrine.