WHAT WE OFFER

Dhamma Programs

Resident monks conduct religious rituals such as Buddha Poojas, Ashtapana Poojas, Atavisi Buddha Poojas and Dhamma Sermons.


  • Resident monks of the ASBV carry out religious rituals including Daily Buddha Pooja (offering to the Lord Buddha) from 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm
  • Weekly Ashtapana Pooja (offering eight beverages to the Lord Buddha) on every Sunday 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm 
  • Monthly Atavisi Buddha Pooja (offering to 28 Lord Buddhas) on the first Saturday of each month from 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm.
  • Resident monks also deliver weekly Dhamma Sermons on every Friday from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm while overseeing annual religious ceremonies such as Vesak, Poson and Katina (robe offering ceremony) which are usually held during the months of May, June and October, respectively. Numerous visiting/invited monks from local/interstate/international jurisdictions take part in these programs, regularly.

Meditation Programs

Meditation makes your human life most healing and meaningful. Meditation is a unique way to develop your mind. Let’s call the method of developing the mind meditation.

If you can develop meditation, your mind will start to develop rapidly in this life. Many people do not develop this mind. Few people in this world develop the mind. You can be among those few people.

 

  • Weekly meditation programs are conducted by resident monks on
    Every Saturday afternoon from 2:00pm – 5:00pm.

Sil Programs

Meditation makes your human life most healing and meaningful. Meditation is a unique way to develop your mind. Let’s call the method of developing the mind meditation. If you can develop meditation, your mind will start to develop rapidly in this life. Many people do not develop this mind. Few people in this world develop the mind. You can be among those few people.

  • Monthly Sil programs are conducted by resident monks, usually on
    every fourth Saturday from 8.30am – 5.00pm.

Cultural Programs

ASBV organizes multicultural programs including Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebration, Annual Curry Night and a variety of other cultural events such as movie/drama/musical shows.

Community Library

ASBV runs a community library, for both members and non-members of the temple.

New Migrant & Refugee Support

ASBV supports the new migrants and refugees during their initial settlement by helping them to enter into the social network and to obtain local community support. Additionally, resident monks of the ASBV provide emotional support services including counselling and meditation to new migrants and refugees hailing not only from Sri Lanka but also from other countries with diverse cultural backgrounds.

Links to New Migrant & Refugee Services offered by the state/federal government and other NGOs: