Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Exposition of Sacred Buddha Relics in Canberra

27th 28th & 29th MAY 2010

Sri Lanka High Commission and Royal Thai Embassy in Canberra, organised an exposition of Lord Buddha's Relics in Canberra with the support of Buddhist Federation of Australia and Australia Sri Lanka Buddhist Association of Canberra.

The Most Venerable Wendaruwa Sri Upali Nayaka Thero, the Chief Incumbent Polonnaruwa Solosmasthana Rajamaha Viharaya, has offered the Buddha's Relic to the Most Venerable Sudham Tiravanich (Sudhammo Bhikkhu), President of the Buddhist Federation of Australia (BFA) on 29th June 2009 in order to be preserved in a shrine at Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Sydney, Australia for the blessing of all Australia.

Detail program of the event

27th May 2010 - Launch at Belconnen Arts Centre, 118, Emu Bank, Belconnen

10.00 am Commencement of the program

10.00 – 10.30 am Relics to be escorted in with traditional Sri Lankan dancers / drummers (magul bera)

Perform traditional Buddhist religious rituals, i.e offering of gilan pasa, offering flowers, lighting incense etc

10.30 – 11.00 am Buddhist religious chanting

11.00 – 11.30 am Speeches

Hon. Joy Burch, Minister for Multicultural Affairs

Professor Sukanya Sudbanthad, Chairwoman, Standing Committee on Religions, Moral, Ethics, Art and Culture, The Senate of the Kingdom of Thailand (to be confirmed)

Ven. Phrapalad Sudham Sudhammo, President, Buddhist Federation of Australia

H.E. Mr. Senaka Walgampaya, P.C. High Commissioner for Sri Lanka

H.E. Dr. Kriangsak Kittichaisaree, Ambassador of Thailand

11.30 am Lunch served to Buddhist Priests in separate lunch area

Light refreshments for Guests

12.00 – 2.00 pm Exposition of Relics to Public

3.30 pm Transport relics to Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple, 30 Jenke Circuit, Kambah

5.00 – 10.00 pm Exposition of Relics to the public

7.00 pm Special Vesak Buddha Pooja

28th May 2010 - Exposition of Relics at Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple in Kambah

9.00 am – 9.00 pm Exposition of Relics to the public

7.00 pm Buddha Pooja

29th May 2010 - Exposition of Relics at Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple in Kambah

9.00 am – 12.00 p.m. Exposition of Relics to the public

12.00 pm – 2.00 p.m. Closing ceremony

More photos at : http://www.slbvc.org/index.php?option=com_phocagallery&view=category&id=24:exposition-of-sacred-buddha-relics&Itemid=55


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