- Written by Bhante Kusala
Letchworth Buddhist temple celebrated Vesak on Saturday 5th May 2018 and on Sunday 27th May 2018. The sil Program (Retreat) was held on Saturday 5th
Letchworth Buddhist temple organized a sil day for Dhamma school children on Sunday 21st May 2017 at the temple premises, with the guidance of the Venerable Dediyawal Wimala Thero. the chief incumbent. The day began with the observance of Astangha Seela for children conducted by Ven. Sooriyawewa Kusala Thero, the principal of the Dhamma School. He has organized a series of activities for the day including Meditation, Dhamma sermon, and Dhamma discussion and chanting of Pirith. The Maha Sangha conducted the midday Buddha Pooja. The midday Dhana (Lunch) for maha sangha and the children observed Sil was offered by the parents of the Dhamma School children. The sill program ended at 2.00 p.m. A large turnout of children observed Sil.
Letchworth Buddhist Temple arranged a special sil day (retreat) for children on Saturday, 28th May 2016 at the temple premises to celebrate Vesak Poya. The sil program was guided by resident monk Ven. Sooriyawewa Kusala Thero. The sil program included meditation, Dhamma sermon, presenting a video documentary on life of Buddha and kept the children occupied in seela. Ven. Kusala Thero. conducted the mid day Buddha Pooja and invoked blessings to all. A large number of children participated in the sil program.