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Vesak Celebration and Special Guest Speakers

Vesak Gathering of Samadhi and Middle Way Buddhist Associations and BPF and Others

Chinese Community Church [masked]th Ave., N. Pinellas Park, FL
Pinellas Park , FL 33781
(727)[masked] [2008 Samadhi Vesak
Sponsor & Organizer: Samadhi Buddhist Meditation Center (SBMC)
Venue: Chinese Community Church [masked] Ave. N, Pinellas Park, FL 33781
Date: SATURDAY, MAY 31, 2008

Program Schedule (5.00 PM-8.00PM)
108 Bell Chimes by Clearwater Zen Group
Welcome Speech by Venerable Bhikkhuni Sudarshana Peliyagoda, Abbess & President of Samadhi Buddhist Meditation Center
Opening the Altar by our Chief Guest, Venerable Siri Sumedha, and Lily Lee of Middle Way Buddhist Association
Pali Chanting by Samadhi devotees. The group is comprised of Bonnie Castellano, Gina Castellano, Clair Denney, Charley Denney, Jason
Chanting of Heart Sutra in English by Clearwater Zen Group
Meditation Session by Venerable Dhammawansha, Abbot & President of Dhammawheel Meditation Society, Clearwater
Chanting of Namu Myoho Renge Kyo by Erin Lauer of Nichiren Shu, Tampa
Dhamma Talk by our Chief Guest, Venerable Kahawatte Siri Sumedha, Assistant Secretary General, Mahabodhi Society of India, and Incumbent-in-Chief, Saranath Mahabodhi Center, Saranath, Varanasi, India
Tibetan Chanting by Venerable Tashi
A modicum of Buddhist insight from Clair Denney
Relaxation Music by Susan Patricia Golden, Founder of Universal Music Way
Dhamma Talk by Venerable Upananda, Abbot of Ehipassiko Buddhist Center, Calgary, Canada
Dana Offering to the Sangha by Dorothy Smiljanich
Devotional Drumming by Marvin A. Sotoamaya
Blessings from the Sangha
Dedication of Merit by Venerable Upananda
Bathing the Buddha by everybody (Please, line up when announced)
Distribution of holy water (Please, receive yours in person from the Sangha after your turn of bathing the Buddha)
Refreshments, Vegetarian dinner and social time (Please, remain and enjoy free refreshments/vegetarian dinner)
For info please, contact Samadhi at [masked]

We will also show film on Burma durng event will last until about 8:30PM

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