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Next Sil Observance Day (Duruthu Poya) Sunday 20th of January 2019
Duruthu Poya marks the first visit of Lord Buddha to Sri Lanka about twenty five centuries ago and
initiation of Sri Lankans to the teachings of the Buddha.
Next Sil Observance Day at Mahavihara is Sunday, the 20th of January, 2019,
to mark Duruthu Poya Full-Moon day which also falls on the same day.
Sil Program starts at 8.30am and concludes at 5.00pm. Participants are kindly requested
to be in the Dhamam Hall by 8.15am. The program gives an opportunity to practice morality and spend the day in
physical and mental rest away from usual household responsibilities.
Devottees will listen and discuss Buddha's teachings throughout the day. Please make use of this
opportunity to develop spirituality.
For the annual Poya Program and other details, please click the
"Poya Calendar" button on the right.
Hima Aruna 2019 - Talent Contest Final Contest on Saturday 6th of April 2019, 5.00pm
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Hima Aruna 2019 Talent Contest in Dancing and Singing has been organized by Ruksevana Cultural
Association which is the cultural arm of Toronto Mahavihara Society. This is an opportunity to test your skills and realize
Preliminary contests will be held on 23rd
and 30th of March 2019.
Final Contest Date and Venue: Saturday the 6th of April 2019, 5.00pm. Madonna Catholic Secondary School, 20 Dubray Avenue,
North York, M3K 1V5.
Contest is open
to 3 groups of contestants according to their ages as follows:
4 - 10 years
10 - 18 years
18 and above
Application Forms and detailed information can be obtained from the Ruksevana Cultural Unit at Toronto
Mahavihara. Contest Entrance Fee is $20.00. For contact telephone numbers please click on the poster shown above.
You may also download the Application Form from this link.
Applications will be accepted until 12.00 noon on 15th of February 2019.
FURTHER INFORMATION VIDEO (Courtesy: Cinnamon Media Inc.)
Annual General Meeting of Toronto Mahavihara Society Postponed to Sunday 24th of March 2019 at 5.30pm
Annual General Meeting of the Toronto Mahavihara Society which was scheduled to be held on
Sunday the 20th Jan. 2019 at 5.30pm has been postponed to Sunday 24th of March 2019. A communication
with details will be sent out close to the new date.
Meditation Retreat By Ven. Uda Iriyagama Dhammajiva Thero - June 2019 Retreat Registration Closing Date: 31st Jan. 2019.
Most Venerable Uda Iriyagama Dhammajiva Thero
Toronto Mahavihara would like to make an advance announcement of a 10-day meditation retreat to be
conducted by Ven. Uda Iriyagama Dhammajeeva Thero during the period of Tuesday the 18th to Thursday the 27 of
June 2019. Registration of participants is scheduled for 17th of June at 5.00pm.
The retreat will be held in Toronto Mahavihara Dhamma Hall and the participating Yogis can be accommodated at
the Motel: Knights Inn, adjoining the temple. The organizing Committee is in touch with the Motel management to reserve
the required rooms. More information will be made available after confirming the reservation.
Retreat registarion closing date is 31st of Jan. 2019. Registration link:
Weekly Meditation Sessions every Tuesday evenings Conducted By Bhante Atulo
Buddha in Samādhi posture.
Meditation sessions are conducted on every Tuesday Evenings starting from approximately 7.00pm until 8.30pm.
at Toronto Mahavihara Dhamma Hall. These sessions are conducted by Bhante Atulo.
The general program consists of chanting, followed by about
50 minutes of meditation. The program closes with a Dhamma talk, after which, the floor is opened for questions. The Dhamma
Talks delivered during these sessions are available for listening and downloading at the "Dhamma Talk" Page.