Hari Bulan Purnama Binara Poya -
Hari Jumaat 16 September, 2016
Buda (Theravada) : Even before the birth of Buddhism, Asian ascetics in the ancient times when there were no calendars, made it a practice on full moon days to cease worldly pursuits and engage themselves in religious activities.
The Buddha adopted this practice and from this developed the preaching of the Buddhist texts and commentaries (bana) in monasteries and temples on full moon Poya days. And when the Venerable Arahat Mahinda Thero introduced Buddhism to this country in 247 BC he also introduced the Poya tradition.
Bonn Phchum Ben -
Hari Jumaat 30 September, 2016
Buda (Theravada) : Offerings to monks, prayers at the pagoda