Future Events & Programs

Invitation for Rainy Retreat, “Esela Poya” July Full moon day, laying foundation stones for ordination(Seema) house.

July 13, 2019 – (Nashville, TN)

July 14, 2019 – (Louisville, KY)

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වස් ආරාධනාව සහ ඇසල පෝය, සීමා සම්මත කිරීම 2019

Invitation for monks for Rainy Retreat, “Esela Poya” July Full moon day, laying foundation stones for ordination(Seema) house, Pattana recitation(Patthana Desana)

Morning Session

විශේෂ ආශීර්වාද, දාන,සීල, භාවනා, වැඩසටහන අටසිල්සමාදානය සහ බුද්ධ පූජාව

ජූලී 14 (ඉරිදා) උදෑසන,  7:00 –  දහවල්,  1:00

Special programs –  Meditation, observing 08 precepts, offering, Dhamma talks, Chanting, sharing blessings, merits and wishing peace for whole world.

 Date – July 14 (Sunday), 2019 

Time – 7:00am to 1:00pm

Place – 4815 Manslick Road, Louisville, KY 40216

 7:00am – 9:00am – Breakfast “Dana” for monks and observing 08 precepts and offering

9:00am – 11:00am – meditation, Dhamma discussions, chanting and completing recitations for laying the foundation stones for ordination hall.     

11:00am – 12:00pm – Offering Special milk rice and other items for the Buddha, Dhamma talk, Vas Aradanawa, sharing merits & blessings, (Dana) lunch for monks & preceptors. 

12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch for others.

As a guests of honor –  

Reverend Eheliyagoda Gunaratana Thero from Sri Lanka and other monks and nuns, all together 10  will be participate for the program. 

You are welcome to attend for whole program or part of it. Please wear  suitable and comparable clothing for the program.

                       More information please contact the temple

Afternoon Session 

Mindfulness meditation retreat with Asian Vegetarian foods (Lunch) 

Date – July 14(Sunday afternoon), 2019

Time – 12pm to 5pm

Place – Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace      Center,

             4815 Manslick Road, Louisville, KY 40216. 

12pm to 2pm – Lunch and rest time (Please come little early if you are going to  participate for lunch)   

2pm to 5pm – Instruction for mindfulness meditation, Walking Meditation, Sitting Meditation,

Question & Answering, Short Dhamma sermon, blessings, and end. 

  For more information please contact the temple.

(502-224-2564 / 502-915-7777)  Email : reverendnanda@gmail.com, info@kmcbv.org

Web – (http://www.kmcbv.org) & (http//kmpc.co/)

Facebook – Kentucky meditation Compassionate Peace Center, 

(https://www.facebook.com/louisvillemonastery)

Thank you very much !

 KMCP&BBTMCI

 

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Dear friends and devotees, 
We would like to wish you a very happy prosperous Sri Lankan New Year 2019 with all the success happiness peace and long healthy life !
We welcome everyone to join us for the celebration of the Sri Lankan New Year.
Date – Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Place – Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center 
4815 Manslick Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40216
For more information, please visit our website or contact the Temple
Phone: (502) 224 2564 or (502)-915-7777
Email: reverendnanda@gmail.com
Please sign up if you are planing to participate or for sponsoring the event. Sign up sheet will be on our website. 

 

Web (http://www.kmcbv.org) (https://kmpc.co/

 

Facebook — Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center (https://www.facebook.com/louisvillemonastery

 

Thank you very much ! 

KMCPC 

 

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“KATHINA 2018 ” Annual robes offering ceremony for monks and nuns,

2600 Years of Great Tradition, Promoting Love, Nonviolence Compassion, Peace, and Respect for Whole World.

Vassana and Kathina in the Theravada Buddhist Tradition (rainy retreats and robes offering ceremony)

From the full-moon day in July to October, monks in the Theravada tradition observe the Rainy Retreat or Vassana. This practice was laid down by the Buddha and details can be found in the Mahavagga of the Vinaya Pitaka (3rd and 4th chapters). The rainy retreat was instituted to prevent monks from wandering about and damaging crops and small creatures which are out in abundance during the rainy season. During these three months, monks are expected to reside in one place and not venture out unnecessarily. They should also not spend the night away from their monasteries. Under special circumstances, if a monk has to be away from the monastery, he must take a vow to return within seven days.

The retreat is a time for monks to devote themselves to study Dhamma and meditation. For the devotees, it is also an opportunity to learn the Dhamma from the monks who are stationed in one place. Hence, it can be considered a good time for spiritual development. At the end of the Vassana season, the monks perform the pavarana (termination) of the additional precepts observed during the retreat. Following this, until the next full-moon day, the Katina ceremony is held. This practice started after the rainy retreat, when the Buddha was staying at Savatthi, some monks got drenched by heavy downpour. Seeing this after the completion of the Vassana season the Buddha instructed the Katina ceremony. Different monasteries hold the Katina on different days. During the Katina ceremony, devotees offer robes to the Maha Sangha or community of monks. Each monk who observes the retreat is presented with one or more robes. Traditionally, the villagers get together and offer a piece of cloth to the Sangha. The cloth is then cut and stitched into robes by a selected group of monks.

The meaning of the Pali word �Katina� is strong. The offering of Dana to the Maha Sangha during the Vassana season and the offering of robes is regarded as a meritorious deed. It is said that those involved in the offering of robes will gain merits for numerous rebirths in samsara(circle of life) and will be protected from the cruel elements and poisonous animals. In addition, they will see the coming of the next Buddha and His enlightenment.

Hence, lay people are encouraged to take part in this significant occasion. Despite the changes through the years, the Vassana and Katina tradition are faithfully observed in Theravada temples throughout the world. In Buddhist countries such as Sri Lanka and Burma, and other Theravada Buddhist temples throughout the world, it is the most important event on the calendar.

The offering of Dana (meals) to the Sangha, making robes and Preaching of the Dhamma. It is a tradition that brings together the monks and lay people during this Katina Season.

 Venerable Nanda (Bhante Nanda)

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Morning Session

වස් ආරාධනාව සහ ඇසල පෝය  2018

Invitation for monks for the rainy retreat and representing (Asala Poya) full moon day of July 2018

විශේෂ ආශීර්වාද, දාන,සීල, භාවනා, වැඩසටහන අටසිල්සමාදානය සහ බුද්ධ පූජාව

ජූලී 29 (ඉරිදා) උදෑසන,  7:00 –  දහවල්,  1:00

Special programs –  Meditation, observing 08 precepts, offering, Dhamma talks, sharing blessings, merits and wishing peace for whole world.

 Date – July 29 (Sunday), 2018 

Time – 7:00am to 1:00pm

Place – 4815 Manslick Road, Louisville, KY 40216

  •   7:00am – 9:00am – Breakfast “Dana” for monks and observing 08 precepts and offering
  •   9:00am – 11:00am – Meditation session (sitting & walking )), Suttha discussion/dhamma talk, Q&A
  •   11:00am – 12:00pm – Offering Special milk rice and other items for the great 07 Buddha(Sath Budu Wandanawa), Dhamma talk, Vas Aradanawa, sharing merits & blessings, (Dana) lunch for monks & preceptors. 
  •   12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch for others.

As a guests of honor

Reverend Kirama Gunawansa Thero

Reverend Hathporuwe Dhammawasa Thero from Sri Lanka will be participate for the program. 

You are welcome to attend for whole program or part of it. Please wear  suitable and comparable clothing for the program.

                       More information please contact the temple

 

Afternoon Session 

Mindfulness meditation retreat

with Asian Vegetarian foods (Lunch) 

Date – July 29(Sunday afternoon), 2018

Time – 12pm to 5pm

Place – Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace      Center,

             4815 Manslick Road, Louisville, KY 40216. 

  • 12pm to 1pm – Lunch and rest time (Please come little early if you are going to  participate for lunch)   
  • 2pm to 5pm – Instruction for mindfulness meditation, Walking Meditation, Sitting Meditation,
  • Yoga Session
  • Question & Answering, Short Dhamma sermon, blessings, and end. 

  For more information please contact the temple.

(502-224-2564 / 502-915-7777)  Email : reverendnanda@gmail.com, info@kmcbv.org

Web – (http://www.kmcbv.org) & (http//kmpc.co/)

 Facebook – Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace      Center,  (https://www.facebook.com/louisvillemonastery)

Thank you very much ! KMCP&BBTMCI

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Meditation classes for all 

The Center serves the communities of the Louisville area of Kentucky. We are open to all who seek to live in deeper harmony with life through mindful living. The Center is dedicated to serving all who seek to improve their health and well-being — physical, mental, and spiritual — through meditation and mindfulness practices, well-being classes, mindfulness retreats, classes in Buddhist philosophy, and Buddhist counseling. The Center serves as an oasis of quiet peace and loving kindness in the heart of the community, a place where anyone can come to meditate and rest in a refuge of peace and compassion amidst the hectic pace of our lives.

The Center also serves as a monks‘ residence, facilitating the daily availability of monks offering classes, retreats, teachings, meditations, and counseling:

  • Open Meditation Sessions
  • Weekly Group Meditation
  • Personalized Meditation Instruction
  • Mindfulness Workshops
  • Yoga Classes
  • Monastic Yoga
  • Meditation Retreats
  • Buddhist Courses and Talks
  • Book Discussions
  • Pali Teaching & chanting

Guest Teacher Visits and Retreat

Meditation Classes Date & Time,

Every Monday 7pm to 8:30pm

Every Wednesday 7pm to 8:30pm

Every Month One Day Retreat

Please call, write, or visit our websites and welcome to visit our center for more          information. 

Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center

4815 Manslick Road, Louisville, KY 40216 

(KMCPC, New  Residence)

Telephone — (502—224,-2564) (502—915,7777)

Email : reverendnanda@gmail.com  

Web (http://www.kmcbv.org) (https://kmpc.co/)

Facebook — Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center (https://www.facebook.com/louisvillemonastery

To operate the Mindfulness Center, KMCPC needs your support. Help bring more compassion and loving kindness into our  community. We ask that you commit to a monthly or annual donation, or a one-time  donation to KMCPC. Find more details on  our websites.   

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Happy New Year 2018
Special program for welcoming & invoke blessing for the New Year 2018 !

Bodhiraja Buddhist Temple Meditation Center Inc, –
(Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center),
4815 Manslick Rd, Louisville, KY 40216.

For all Sri Lankan Community in KY, USA,

Dear friends and devotees,

We would like to invite you all for this great event.

Special program for invoke blessing for the New Year 2018 !
Generosity, Morality, Meditation, Observing 08 precepts and Special “Pujava” offering for the 28 Buddha.
අවුරුදු දින විශේෂ ආශීර්වාද, දාන,සීල, භාවනා, වැඩසටහන

අටසිල්සමාදානය සහ අටවිසි බුද්ධ පූජාව,

ජනවාරි 01(සඳුදා), 2018 –
උදෑසන 7:00 – ප.ව. 2:00 දක්වා

Date & Time –
January 01(Monday) 2018 –
Morning 07am to 02pm.

Place –
4815 Manslick Rd, Louisville, KY 40216.

As a special guest teacher from Sri Lanka Venerable Guruwala Suseela Thero will be taking part of the whole program.

සියල්ලන්ටම කාරුණිකව ආරාධනා කරමු.

All are kindly invited for this great event.

For more information please call or write the temple –
(502)-224-2564, (502)-915-7777
E-mail – (reverendnanda@gmail.com)
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Happy New Year 2018
Special program for welcoming & invoke blessing for the New Year 2018 !

Bodhiraja Buddhist Temple Meditation Center Inc, –
(Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center),
4815 Manslick Rd, Louisville, KY 40216.

For all other community KY, USA

Dear friends and devotees,

We would like to invite you all for this great event.

Special program for invoke blessing for the
New Year 2018 !

Date – December 31(Sunday), 2017

Morning session, – 09am to 01pm (Bilingual,
community)
Generosity, Morality, Meditation, Observing precepts and Special “Pujava”, offering for the Buddha,

Afternoon to Evening session, – 2pm to 5pm (English)
Special guided meditation teaching and practicing (Insight(Vipassana) Mindfulness), Dhamma talks(teaching), At 5pm, end of the program Asian foods and drinks will be serve. You may participate for whole program or part of it.

Place –
4815 Manslick Rd, Louisville, KY 40216.

As a special guest teacher from Sri Lanka Venerable
Guruwala Suseela Thero will be taking part of the whole program.

All are kindly invited for this great event.

For more information please call write to the temple –
502-224-2564, (502-915-7777)
E-mail – (reverendnanda@gmail.com)
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Happy New Year 2018 !
Special program for welcoming & invoke blessing for the New Year 2018 !
Nashville, TN
For all Sri Lankan and others at TN, USA
Dear friends and devotees, We would like to invite you all for this great event.
One day Special program for invoke blessing for the coming New Year 2018 !
(අලුත් අවුරුදු විශේෂ ආශීර්වාද, දාන,සීල, භාවනා, වැඩසටහන), (දෙසැම්බර් 30(සෙනසුරාදා), 2017 –
අටසිල්සමාදානය සහ අටවිසි බුද්ධ පූජාව, – උදෑසන 9:00 – ප.ව. 5:00 දක්වා)
Date & Time – December 30(Saturday) 2017 – Morning 09am to 05pm.
Place – 1046 Louisville Hwy, Millersville, TN 37072.

As a special guest teacher from Sri Lanka Venerable Guruwala Suseela Thero will be taking part of the whole program.
සියල්ලන්ටම කාරුණිකව ආරාධනා කරමු.
All are kindly invited for this great event.
For more information please call Venerable Nanda –
502-224-2564, 502-915-7777, E-mail – (reverendnanda@gmail.com)
Bodhiraja Buddhist Temple Meditation Center Inc, (Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center),
4815 Manslick Rd, Louisville, KY 40216
Web, (http://www.kmcbv.org), (http//kmpc.co/), & Facebook — (https://www.facebook.com/louisvillemonastery

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2600 Years of Great Tradition, Promoting Love, Nonviolence Compassion, Peace, and Respect for Whole World.

Vassana and Kathina in the Theravada Buddhist Tradition (rainy retreats and robes offering ceremony)

From the full-moon day in July to October, monks in the Theravada tradition observe the Rainy Retreat or Vassana. This practice was laid down by the Buddha and details can be found in the Mahavagga of the Vinaya Pitaka (3rd and 4th chapters).

The rainy retreat was instituted to prevent monks from wandering about and damaging crops and small creatures which are out in abundance during the rainy season.

During these three months, monks are expected to reside in one place and not venture out unnecessarily. They should also not spend the night away from their monasteries. Under special circumstances, if a monk has to be away from the monastery, he must take a vow to return within seven days.

The retreat is a time for monks to devote themselves to study Dhamma and meditation. For the devotees, it is also an opportunity to learn the Dhamma from the monks who are stationed in one place. Hence, it can be considered a good time for spiritual development.

At the end of the Vassana season, the monks perform the pavarana (termination) of the additional precepts observed during the retreat.

Following this, until the next full-moon day, the Katina ceremony is held. This practice started after the rainy retreat, when the Buddha was staying at Savatthi, some monks got drenched by heavy downpour.

Seeing this after the completion of the Vassana season the Buddha instructed the Katina ceremony. Different monasteries hold the Katina on different days. During the Katina ceremony, devotees offer robes to the Maha Sangha or community of monks. Each monk who observes the retreat is presented with one or more robes.

Traditionally, the villagers get together and offer a piece of cloth to the Sangha. The cloth is then cut and stitched into robes by a selected group of monks.

The meaning of the Pali word �Katina� is strong. The offering of Dana to the Maha Sangha during the Vassana season and the offering of robes is regarded as a meritorious deed.

It is said that those involved in the offering of robes will gain merits for numerous rebirths in samsara(circle of life) and will be protected from the cruel elements and poisonous animals. In addition, they will see the coming of the next Buddha and His enlightenment.

Hence, lay people are encouraged to take part in this significant occasion. Despite the changes through the years, the Vassana and Katina tradition are faithfully observed in Theravada temples throughout the world. In Buddhist countries such as Sri Lanka and Burma, and other Theravada Buddhist temples throughout the world, it is the most important event on the calendar.

The offering of Dana (meals) to the Sangha, making robes and Preaching of the Dhamma. It is a tradition that brings together the monks and lay people during this Katina Season.

Venerable Nanda (Bhante Nanda)

 

Help us to make our dream a true one

New Temple Project for Kentucky Meditation Peace Center & Buddhist Vihara

Having a permanent place for our temple(Kentucky Meditation Peace Center & Buddhist Vihara) has been a dream, and it’s becoming a reality soon with the kind support and generosity of our members and others in our community. Your kind generous supports will make this great project a successful one.  

Our goal is to have a property with a 2000 square foot home and a piece of land to develop as a monastery in the future. We hope to get a commercial loan of $197,000. To approve the loan we should have a 25 percent down payment so  we have to raise $40,000 from our community.

So far, many of our generous, kind supporters from different parts of the country have already made some donations toward this great project. We will appreciate your generous tax-deductable contribution. Also you may donate to invoke blessings and merits to you and your loved ones, or in the name of your dear departed ones.  

 If you make a donation please make it to – Kentucky Meditation Center – It’s a nonprofit charity organization

If you wire the money or write checks –

PNC – Bank – Account number -(3032533438)  &  Routing Number (083000108) 

Purchased property for Kentucky Meditation Peace Center & Buddhist Vihara

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Property’s  value –  US$197:000

As a down payment – (US$$40 to 50:000)

We already borrowed US$30,000 (Pay back within one year)

We have raised US$10,000 for closing the contract on September 13 – 2017,

After we buy this property we have to pay monthly US$1100 per month for 20 years, including utilities and other expenses US$1800 per month

We are very small organization but we provide lots of services for the community and we need your generous kind supports, contribution monthly, yearly and lifetime and your kind participation and involvement in order survive, grow and provide better services to this community and as well for globally.

Your generous contribution will provide us peace of mind and provide better services for the community: also, your donation is tax deductible because we are a registered charity organization in USA. 

The people who already made donation
(All who donate $1,000 and over their name will be display on a special place at the temple
Master Venerable Minh Hien, (Chua Bao Lam Vietnami Buddhist Temple, OH) – ($2,000) – Blessing for all the Monks and the member of the temple
Chua Phuoc Hau Vietnami Buddhist Temple (KY) (The Buddhist Assoc. Phuoc Hau Inc) – ($1,000) – Blessing for the Monks and the members of the temple
Master Venerable Duc Thanh (MN) – ($1,000) – Blessing for all the Monks and the member of the temple
Mr Sukendu Barua family (KY) – ($3,000) – Blessing for the family and the Business

Mrs Susmita Barua family – (KY) – ($1,001) – In loving memory of beloved parent(Mr Netra Ranjan Barua, Mrs Manjusree Barua) and blessings for the family, relatives and friends

Ms Ranjani Bostic family – (KY) – ($1,500) – In loving memory of beloved father(K.H.M Hendrik Appuhami), Sister(K.H.M Somalatha), brother(K.H.M Sinil)  

Mr Nimal Krishan Jayasingha Mrs Nimn Jayasingha Mudalige family –  (KY) – ($100) – Blessing for beloved son

Mr Tay Zar & Mrs Tu Zar (Khin T Kyaw Sheing Soe) family (DBA T Z Sushi & Catering KY) – ($1,000) – Blessing for the family and the business

Mr Tun Kyaw (Sanda Than) Mrs Tan Aye family (Vietnamese Burmese Asian Market KY) – ($2,000) – Blessing for the family and the Business
Dr Gamini Sumanasekara, Mrs Wasana Sumanasekara family (KY) – ($500) – Blessing for the family and in memory of the departed
Mr Mya Kyaw (KY) – ($100) – Blessing for the family
Mr Trung Phuoc Cao and family (TN) – ($100) – Blessing for the family and all
Anonymous (KY) – ($4,280) – Blessing for the family and business
Mr Bleh Htoo, Mrs Mah Mae family (KY) – ($220) – Blessing for the family and the business
Mr Zaw Soe Ralhla, Mrs Way Way and family (Ralhla Asian Market KY) – ($500) – Blessing for the family and the business
Mr Ye Min, Mrs Naw Nge family – (KY) – ($200) – Blessings for the family and the bussiness.
Mr Chan Chao, Mrs Wa Wa Nyunt family (La Perla Nails & Spa LLC – KY) – ($150) – Blessings for the family and the Business

Mr Dilantha Ratnayaka Mrs Ratnayaka family – (W,DC) – ($100) – Blessings for the family

Ms Sophy So family –  (KY) – ($30) – Blessing for the family 

Anonymous – (Los Alamos NM) – ($250) – Blessings for the family 
For more information please contact :
Kentucky Meditation Peace Center & Buddhist Vihara
4815 Manslick Road, Louisville, KY 40216
Telephone – (502 – 224 – 2564) & Email : reverendnanda@gmail.com
Web – (http//kmpc.co/) & (http//kmpc.co/)
Facebook – Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center

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Sinhala & English medium (for Sri Lankan community)

Wishing you happy holiday, merry Christmas, and happy greeting for the coming New Year 2017 !

 Dear friends, and devotees, 

We would like to invite you, your family, and friends for this special program,

We hope to have a half day retreat observing 8 precepts, Dhamma talks, and meditation – and a special program for invoke blessing for the New Year 2017.(විශේෂසීල, භාවනාවැඩසටහන සහ පැමිණෙන නවවසර 2017 සඳහාවිශේෂආශිර්වාදවැඩසටහන(විශේෂ පූජාව) 

Date – January 01(Sunday) 2017

Time – 9:00am to 2:00pm

Place – 4849 Southside Dr, Louisville, KY 40214 (Temple & meditation center)

please keep your day and time free for this great event. If there is anything please call or write Hamuduruwo. 

 The great way to respecting to the Buddha is to follow the path of the Buddha, practicing Dana(generosity), Sila(morality), & Bhavana(meditation) and shearing merits/blessings with everyone and wishing peace for whole world.   

Much compassionate Venerable Bhante Nanda. 

502-224-2564 or (502—915-7777)

E-mail – reverendnanda@gmail.com

 

 

Dear friends and devotees, 
We would like to wish you a very happy prosperous Sri Lankan New Year 2019 with all the success happiness peace and long healthy life !
We welcome everyone to join us for the celebration of the Sri Lankan New Year.
Date – Saturday, April 20, 2019
Time – 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Place – Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center 
4815 Manslick Road
Louisville, Kentucky 40216
For more information, please visit our website or contact the Temple
Phone: (502) 224 2564 or (502)-915-7777
Email: reverendnanda@gmail.com
Please sign up if you are planing to participate or for sponsoring the event. Sign up sheet will be on our website. 

Web (http://www.kmcbv.org) (https://kmpc.co/

Facebook — Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center (https://www.facebook.com/louisvillemonastery

Thank you very much ! 

 

KMCPC 

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“KATHINA 2018 ” Annual robes offering ceremony for monks and nuns,

2600 Years of Great Tradition, Promoting Love, Nonviolence Compassion, Peace, and Respect for Whole World.

Vassana and Kathina in the Theravada Buddhist Tradition (rainy retreats and robes offering ceremony)

From the full-moon day in July to October, monks in the Theravada tradition observe the Rainy Retreat or Vassana. This practice was laid down by the Buddha and details can be found in the Mahavagga of the Vinaya Pitaka (3rd and 4th chapters). The rainy retreat was instituted to prevent monks from wandering about and damaging crops and small creatures which are out in abundance during the rainy season. During these three months, monks are expected to reside in one place and not venture out unnecessarily. They should also not spend the night away from their monasteries. Under special circumstances, if a monk has to be away from the monastery, he must take a vow to return within seven days.

The retreat is a time for monks to devote themselves to study Dhamma and meditation. For the devotees, it is also an opportunity to learn the Dhamma from the monks who are stationed in one place. Hence, it can be considered a good time for spiritual development. At the end of the Vassana season, the monks perform the pavarana (termination) of the additional precepts observed during the retreat. Following this, until the next full-moon day, the Katina ceremony is held. This practice started after the rainy retreat, when the Buddha was staying at Savatthi, some monks got drenched by heavy downpour. Seeing this after the completion of the Vassana season the Buddha instructed the Katina ceremony. Different monasteries hold the Katina on different days. During the Katina ceremony, devotees offer robes to the Maha Sangha or community of monks. Each monk who observes the retreat is presented with one or more robes. Traditionally, the villagers get together and offer a piece of cloth to the Sangha. The cloth is then cut and stitched into robes by a selected group of monks.

The meaning of the Pali word �Katina� is strong. The offering of Dana to the Maha Sangha during the Vassana season and the offering of robes is regarded as a meritorious deed. It is said that those involved in the offering of robes will gain merits for numerous rebirths in samsara(circle of life) and will be protected from the cruel elements and poisonous animals. In addition, they will see the coming of the next Buddha and His enlightenment.

Hence, lay people are encouraged to take part in this significant occasion. Despite the changes through the years, the Vassana and Katina tradition are faithfully observed in Theravada temples throughout the world. In Buddhist countries such as Sri Lanka and Burma, and other Theravada Buddhist temples throughout the world, it is the most important event on the calendar.

The offering of Dana (meals) to the Sangha, making robes and Preaching of the Dhamma. It is a tradition that brings together the monks and lay people during this Katina Season.

 Venerable Nanda (Bhante Nanda)

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Morning Session

වස් ආරාධනාව සහ ඇසල පෝය  2018

Invitation for monks for the rainy retreat and representing (Asala Poya) full moon day of July 2018

විශේෂ ආශීර්වාද, දාන,සීල, භාවනා, වැඩසටහන අටසිල්සමාදානය සහ බුද්ධ පූජාව

ජූලී 29 (ඉරිදා) උදෑසන,  7:00 –  දහවල්,  1:00

Special programs –  Meditation, observing 08 precepts, offering, Dhamma talks, sharing blessings, merits and wishing peace for whole world.

 Date – July 29 (Sunday), 2018 

Time – 7:00am to 1:00pm

Place – 4815 Manslick Road, Louisville, KY 40216

  •   7:00am – 9:00am – Breakfast “Dana” for monks and observing 08 precepts and offering
  •   9:00am – 11:00am – Meditation session (sitting & walking )), Suttha discussion/dhamma talk, Q&A
  •   11:00am – 12:00pm – Offering Special milk rice and other items for the great 07 Buddha(Sath Budu Wandanawa), Dhamma talk, Vas Aradanawa, sharing merits & blessings, (Dana) lunch for monks & preceptors. 
  •   12:00pm – 1:00pm – Lunch for others.

 As a guests of honor

Reverend Kirama Gunawansa Thero

Reverend Hathporuwe Dhammawasa Thero from Sri Lanka will be participate for the program.   

You are welcome to attend for whole program or part of it. Please wear  suitable and comparable clothing for the program.

                       More information please contact the temple

Afternoon Session 

Mindfulness meditation retreat

with Asian Vegetarian foods (Lunch) 

Date – July 29(Sunday afternoon), 2018

Time – 12pm to 5pm

Place – Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace      Center,

             4815 Manslick Road, Louisville, KY 40216. 

  • 12pm to 1pm – Lunch and rest time (Please come little early if you are going to  participate for lunch)   
  • 2pm to 5pm – Instruction for mindfulness meditation, Walking Meditation, Sitting Meditation,
  • Yoga Session
  • Question & Answering, Short Dhamma sermon, blessings, and end. 

  For more information please contact the temple.

(502-224-2564 / 502-915-7777)  Email : reverendnanda@gmail.com, info@kmcbv.org

Web – (http://www.kmcbv.org) & (http//kmpc.co/)

 Facebook – Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace      Center,  (https://www.facebook.com/louisvillemonastery)

Thank you very much ! KMCP&BBTMCI

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Meditation classes for all 

The Center serves the communities of the Louisville area of Kentucky. We are open to all who seek to live in deeper harmony with life through mindful living. The Center is dedicated to serving all who seek to improve their health and well-being — physical, mental, and spiritual — through meditation and mindfulness practices, well-being classes, mindfulness retreats, classes in Buddhist philosophy, and Buddhist counseling. The Center serves as an oasis of quiet peace and loving kindness in the heart of the community, a place where anyone can come to meditate and rest in a refuge of peace and compassion amidst the hectic pace of our lives.

The Center also serves as a monks‘ residence, facilitating the daily availability of monks offering classes, retreats, teachings, meditations, and counseling:

  • Open Meditation Sessions
  • Weekly Group Meditation
  • Personalized Meditation Instruction
  • Mindfulness Workshops
  • Yoga Classes
  • Monastic Yoga
  • Meditation Retreats
  • Buddhist Courses and Talks
  • Book Discussions
  • Pali Teaching & chanting

Guest Teacher Visits and Retreat

Meditation Classes Date & Time,

Every Monday 7pm to 8:30pm

Every Wednesday 7pm to 8:30pm

Every Month One Day Retreat

Please call, write, or visit our websites and welcome to visit our center for more          information. 

Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center

4815 Manslick Road, Louisville, KY 40216 

(KMCPC, New  Residence)

Telephone — (502—224,-2564) (502—915,7777)

Email : reverendnanda@gmail.com  

Web (http://www.kmcbv.org) (https://kmpc.co/)

Facebook — Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center (https://www.facebook.com/louisvillemonastery

To operate the Mindfulness Center, KMCPC needs your support. Help bring more compassion and loving kindness into our  community. We ask that you commit to a monthly or annual donation, or a one-time  donation to KMCPC. Find more details on  our websites.   

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Happy New Year 2018
Special program for welcoming & invoke blessing for the New Year 2018 !

Bodhiraja Buddhist Temple Meditation Center Inc, –
(Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center),
4815 Manslick Rd, Louisville, KY 40216.

For all Sri Lankan Community in KY, USA,

Dear friends and devotees,

We would like to invite you all for this great event.

Special program for invoke blessing for the New Year 2018 !
Generosity, Morality, Meditation, Observing 08 precepts and Special “Pujava” offering for the 28 Buddha.
අවුරුදු දින විශේෂ ආශීර්වාද, දාන,සීල, භාවනා, වැඩසටහන

අටසිල්සමාදානය සහ අටවිසි බුද්ධ පූජාව,

ජනවාරි 01(සඳුදා), 2018 –
උදෑසන 7:00 – ප.ව. 2:00 දක්වා

Date & Time –
January 01(Monday) 2018 –
Morning 07am to 02pm.

Place –
4815 Manslick Rd, Louisville, KY 40216.

As a special guest teacher from Sri Lanka Venerable Guruwala Suseela Thero will be taking part of the whole program.

සියල්ලන්ටම කාරුණිකව ආරාධනා කරමු.

All are kindly invited for this great event.

For more information please call or write the temple –
(502)-224-2564, (502)-915-7777
E-mail – (reverendnanda@gmail.com)
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Happy New Year 2018
Special program for welcoming & invoke blessing for the New Year 2018 !

Bodhiraja Buddhist Temple Meditation Center Inc, –
(Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center),
4815 Manslick Rd, Louisville, KY 40216.

For all other community KY, USA

Dear friends and devotees,

We would like to invite you all for this great event.

Special program for invoke blessing for the
New Year 2018 !

Date – December 31(Sunday), 2017

Morning session, – 09am to 01pm (Bilingual,
community)
Generosity, Morality, Meditation, Observing precepts and Special “Pujava”, offering for the Buddha,

Afternoon to Evening session, – 2pm to 5pm (English)
Special guided meditation teaching and practicing (Insight(Vipassana) Mindfulness), Dhamma talks(teaching), At 5pm, end of the program Asian foods and drinks will be serve. You may participate for whole program or part of it.

Place –
4815 Manslick Rd, Louisville, KY 40216.

As a special guest teacher from Sri Lanka Venerable
Guruwala Suseela Thero will be taking part of the whole program.

All are kindly invited for this great event.

For more information please call write to the temple –
502-224-2564, (502-915-7777)
E-mail – (reverendnanda@gmail.com)
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Happy New Year 2018 !
Special program for welcoming & invoke blessing for the New Year 2018 !
Nashville, TN
For all Sri Lankan and others at TN, USA
Dear friends and devotees, We would like to invite you all for this great event.
One day Special program for invoke blessing for the coming New Year 2018 !
(අලුත් අවුරුදු විශේෂ ආශීර්වාද, දාන,සීල, භාවනා, වැඩසටහන), (දෙසැම්බර් 30(සෙනසුරාදා), 2017 –
අටසිල්සමාදානය සහ අටවිසි බුද්ධ පූජාව, – උදෑසන 9:00 – ප.ව. 5:00 දක්වා)
Date & Time – December 30(Saturday) 2017 – Morning 09am to 05pm.
Place – 1046 Louisville Hwy, Millersville, TN 37072.

As a special guest teacher from Sri Lanka Venerable Guruwala Suseela Thero will be taking part of the whole program.
සියල්ලන්ටම කාරුණිකව ආරාධනා කරමු.
All are kindly invited for this great event.
For more information please call Venerable Nanda –
502-224-2564, 502-915-7777, E-mail – (reverendnanda@gmail.com)
Bodhiraja Buddhist Temple Meditation Center Inc, (Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center),
4815 Manslick Rd, Louisville, KY 40216
Web, (http://www.kmcbv.org), (http//kmpc.co/), & Facebook — (https://www.facebook.com/louisvillemonastery

Opening and Kathina 2017 KY Best !Opening and Kathina 2017, KY, Shedule Best !

2600 Years of Great Tradition, Promoting Love, Nonviolence Compassion, Peace, and Respect for Whole World.

Vassana and Kathina in the Theravada Buddhist Tradition (rainy retreats and robes offering ceremony)

From the full-moon day in July to October, monks in the Theravada tradition observe the Rainy Retreat or Vassana. This practice was laid down by the Buddha and details can be found in the Mahavagga of the Vinaya Pitaka (3rd and 4th chapters).

The rainy retreat was instituted to prevent monks from wandering about and damaging crops and small creatures which are out in abundance during the rainy season.

During these three months, monks are expected to reside in one place and not venture out unnecessarily. They should also not spend the night away from their monasteries. Under special circumstances, if a monk has to be away from the monastery, he must take a vow to return within seven days.

The retreat is a time for monks to devote themselves to study Dhamma and meditation. For the devotees, it is also an opportunity to learn the Dhamma from the monks who are stationed in one place. Hence, it can be considered a good time for spiritual development.

At the end of the Vassana season, the monks perform the pavarana (termination) of the additional precepts observed during the retreat.

Following this, until the next full-moon day, the Katina ceremony is held. This practice started after the rainy retreat, when the Buddha was staying at Savatthi, some monks got drenched by heavy downpour.

Seeing this after the completion of the Vassana season the Buddha instructed the Katina ceremony. Different monasteries hold the Katina on different days. During the Katina ceremony, devotees offer robes to the Maha Sangha or community of monks. Each monk who observes the retreat is presented with one or more robes.

Traditionally, the villagers get together and offer a piece of cloth to the Sangha. The cloth is then cut and stitched into robes by a selected group of monks.

The meaning of the Pali word �Katina� is strong. The offering of Dana to the Maha Sangha during the Vassana season and the offering of robes is regarded as a meritorious deed.

It is said that those involved in the offering of robes will gain merits for numerous rebirths in samsara(circle of life) and will be protected from the cruel elements and poisonous animals. In addition, they will see the coming of the next Buddha and His enlightenment.

Hence, lay people are encouraged to take part in this significant occasion. Despite the changes through the years, the Vassana and Katina tradition are faithfully observed in Theravada temples throughout the world. In Buddhist countries such as Sri Lanka and Burma, and other Theravada Buddhist temples throughout the world, it is the most important event on the calendar.

The offering of Dana (meals) to the Sangha, making robes and Preaching of the Dhamma. It is a tradition that brings together the monks and lay people during this Katina Season.

Venerable Nanda (Bhante Nanda)

Help us to make our dream a true one

New Temple Project for Kentucky Meditation Peace Center & Buddhist Vihara

Having a permanent place for our temple(Kentucky Meditation Peace Center & Buddhist Vihara) has been a dream, and it’s becoming a reality soon with the kind support and generosity of our members and others in our community. Your kind generous supports will make this great project a successful one.  

Our goal is to have a property with a 2000 square foot home and a piece of land to develop as a monastery in the future. We hope to get a commercial loan of $197,000. To approve the loan we should have a 25 percent down payment so  we have to raise $40,000 from our community.

So far, many of our generous, kind supporters from different parts of the country have already made some donations toward this great project. We will appreciate your generous tax-deductable contribution. Also you may donate to invoke blessings and merits to you and your loved ones, or in the name of your dear departed ones.  

 If you make a donation please make it to – Kentucky Meditation Center – It’s a nonprofit charity organization 

If you wire the money or write checks –

PNC – Bank – Account number -(3032533438)  &  Routing Number (083000108) 

Purchased property for Kentucky Meditation Peace Center & Buddhist Vihara

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Property’s  value –  US$197:000

As a down payment – (US$$40 to 50:000)

We already borrowed US$30,000 (Pay back within one year)

We have raised US$10,000 for closing the contract on September 13 – 2017,

After we buy this property we have to pay monthly US$1100 per month for 20 years, including utilities and other expenses US$1800 per month

We are very small organization but we provide lots of services for the community and we need your generous kind supports, contribution monthly, yearly and lifetime and your kind participation and involvement in order survive, grow and provide better services to this community and as well for globally.

Your generous contribution will provide us peace of mind and provide better services for the community: also, your donation is tax deductible because we are a registered charity organization in USA. 

The people who already made donation
(All who donate $1,000 and over their name will be display on a special place at the temple
 
Master Venerable Minh Hien, (Chua Bao Lam Vietnami Buddhist Temple, OH) – ($2,000) – Blessing for all the Monks and the member of the temple
 
Chua Phuoc Hau Vietnami Buddhist Temple (KY) (The Buddhist Assoc. Phuoc Hau Inc) – ($1,000) – Blessing for the Monks and the members of the temple
 
Master Venerable Duc Thanh (MN) – ($1,000) – Blessing for all the Monks and the member of the temple
 
Mr Sukendu Barua family (KY) – ($3,000) – Blessing for the family and the Business

Mrs Susmita Barua family – (KY) – ($1,001) – In loving memory of beloved parent(Mr Netra Ranjan Barua, Mrs Manjusree Barua) and blessings for the family, relatives and friends

 

Ms Ranjani Bostic family – (KY) – ($1,500) – In loving memory of beloved father(K.H.M Hendrik Appuhami), Sister(K.H.M Somalatha), brother(K.H.M Sinil)  

Mr Nimal Krishan Jayasingha Mrs Nimn Jayasingha Mudalige family –  (KY) – ($100) – Blessing for beloved son

Mr Tay Zar & Mrs Tu Zar (Khin T Kyaw Sheing Soe) family (DBA T Z Sushi & Catering KY) – ($1,000) – Blessing for the family and the business

 
Mr Tun Kyaw (Sanda Than) Mrs Tan Aye family (Vietnamese Burmese Asian Market KY) – ($2,000) – Blessing for the family and the Business
 
Dr Gamini Sumanasekara, Mrs Wasana Sumanasekara family (KY) – ($500) – Blessing for the family and in memory of the departed
 
Mr Mya Kyaw (KY) – ($100) – Blessing for the family
 
Mr Trung Phuoc Cao and family (TN) – ($100) – Blessing for the family and all
 
Anonymous (KY) – ($4,280) – Blessing for the family and business
 
Mr Bleh Htoo, Mrs Mah Mae family (KY) – ($220) – Blessing for the family and the business
 
Mr Zaw Soe Ralhla, Mrs Way Way and family (Ralhla Asian Market KY) – ($500) – Blessing for the family and the business
 
Mr Ye Min, Mrs Naw Nge family – (KY) – ($200) – Blessings for the family and the bussiness.
 
Mr Chan Chao, Mrs Wa Wa Nyunt family (La Perla Nails & Spa LLC – KY) – ($150) – Blessings for the family and the Business

Mr Dilantha Ratnayaka Mrs Ratnayaka family – (W,DC) – ($100) – Blessings for the family

Ms Sophy So family –  (KY) – ($30) – Blessing for the family 

Anonymous – (Los Alamos NM) – ($250) – Blessings for the family 
 
For more information please contact :
Kentucky Meditation Peace Center & Buddhist Vihara
4815 Manslick Road, Louisville, KY 40216
Telephone – (502 – 224 – 2564) & Email : reverendnanda@gmail.com
Web – (http//kmpc.co/) & (http//kmpc.co/)
Facebook – Kentucky Meditation Compassionate Peace Center

         

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Sinhala & English medium (for Sri Lankan community)

Wishing you happy holiday, merry Christmas, and happy greeting for the coming New Year 2017 !

 Dear friends, and devotees, 

We would like to invite you, your family, and friends for this special program,

 We hope to have a half day retreat observing 8 precepts, Dhamma talks, and meditation – and a special program for invoke blessing for the New Year 2017.(විශේෂ සීල, භාවනා වැඩසටහන සහ පැමිණෙන නව වසර 2017 සඳහා විශේෂ ආශිර්වාද වැඩසටහන(විශේෂ පූජාව) 

Date – January 01(Sunday) 2017

Time – 9:00am to 2:00pm

Place – 4849 Southside Dr, Louisville, KY 40214 (Temple & meditation center)

please keep your day and time free for this great event. If there is anything please call or write Hamuduruwo. 

 The great way to respecting to the Buddha is to follow the path of the Buddha, practicing Dana(generosity), Sila(morality), & Bhavana(meditation) and shearing merits/blessings with everyone and wishing peace for whole world.   

Much compassionate Venerable Bhante Nanda. 

502-224-2564 or (502—915-7777)

E-mail – reverendnanda@gmail.com

 

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