International Bhikkhuni Day at Gotami Vihara

Gotami Vihara has great pleasure in inviting you to celebrate with us the International Bhikkhuni Day. As it falls on September 29 which is Moon Cake Festival, we have decided to hold it on 23 September instead.

Let us honour past and present bhikkhunis who went through great odds and sacrifice for the
right to become one. It is also to recognise the important role and contribution the bhikkhunis
play in preserving and propagating the Dhamma and upholding the Fourfold Assembly.

Join us in a day of giving and receiving, of listening and sharing. Come and relax on a Sunday
morning over a cup of coffee or tea with moon cakes and listen again to the beautiful singing of Buddhist hymns by Bro MV Nathan and possibly to hear again the powerful soprano voice of Sis
Au Yang Yao Chih (to be confirmed).

There is also opportunity to offer vegetarian food to the Sangha and sustain them in their noble quest.

Details of the event are as follows:

Date: 23 Sept, 2012
Time: 9am – 2pm
Venue: Gotami Vihara

Programme:

9am: Puja, Metta Round the World chanting, hymn singing by Bro. M.V. Nathan from his 7th album on Buddhist hymns; singing of Buddhist hymns by Sis Au Yang Yao Chih (tbc), chanting by nuns of Venerable Dhammananda’s Songdhammakalyani Monastery, Thailand – ‘Praise to the Thirteen Arahant Theris,’ (CD), gatha and poetry recital, playing an instrument, etc

10.30am: Dhamma talk by Venerable Saranankara – ‘Role of Women in Buddhism’
11am: Performance by Kinrara Metta Buddhist Society Sunday School children – short drama and singing; Sharing of Merits.
11.30am: Sanghika Dana for Monastics & lunch for devotees
1pm: Movie/Video viewing. Discussion
2pm: Refreshmentt – celebrate with tea and moon cakes. Bring some lanterns and piglet biscuits too for the children!
Meditation for anyone who wishes to stay on in the afternoon

Address of Gotami Vihara:

K37-C, Jalan TK 1/11A, Taman Kinrara, 47180 Puchong, Selangor (former premise of Kinrara Metta Buddhist Society, on main Puchong road, same row as Giant Supermarket, not Hypermarket, opposite former Army Camp. Public Transport: Metro Bus No.21, Rapid Bus No. 69).

For enquiries, please contact Sis Barbara Yen at yyyen27@yahoo.com.

Thank you. May you and your family be well, happy and peaceful.

Anumodana.

Executive Committee,
Gotami Vihara

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