Event: Buddha Purnima Celebration Invitation

Event: Buddha Purnima Celebration Invitation
Date : 26 May 2019 02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Venue : Harrow Borough Football Club, Earlsmead Stadium Earlsmead, Carlyon Avenue, South Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 8SS

Lumbini Nepalese Buddha Dharma Society (UK) cordially invites you to 2563rd Buddha Jayanti (Vesak) celebration. We have organised an afternoon of Dharma talks, meditation, children’s programme, blessings from Venerable monks etc. It is a great opportunity to gather together and reflect on the importance of the Buddha’s teaching on this auspicious day. This day is celebrated to mark the birth, enlightenment and parinirvana (passing away) of the Buddha.

2:00 - 2:30Offering of flowers, candles etc. to The Buddha (Buddha Puja) by Devotees
2:30 – 2:40 Pañca-Sila (administration of Five Precepts with English Translation)
2:40 – 3:00 The Story of Angulimala – a power point presentation by Karuna Shakya and Friends followed by Art competition
3:00 – 3:20 The importance of Sila (Virtuous Life) in daily life by Venerable Bhikkhu Sujano, Advisor, LNBDS (UK)
3:20 – 3:40 Buddha Dharma and daily life by Dr Rajan Bajracharya
3:40 – 4:00 DVD presentation by Amrit Ratna Sthapit
4:00 – 4:20 Dhammapada Verses 277 and 258 presentation with explanation in English and Nepali – by Ojwashwi, Lumanti and Vipassana
4:20 – 4:40 Gift Presentation as an Appreciation to long term supporters
4:40 - 5:00 Guided Meditation by Venerable Bhikkhu Sumana, President LNBDS (UK)
5:00 – 5:20 Art Competition – Prize Distribution
5:20 – 5:25 Vote of thanks by Master of Ceremony
5:25 – 6:00Paritran chanting by Venerable monks and distribution of Paritran thread for interested followed by Light Refreshmen

Travel Information:

By car: - Please refer to the standard A-Z Great Britain Road Atlas and the map above. From the South / West leave M25 junction 16, take the M40 East towards Uxbridge and London. From the North / East leave M25 (junction 23) take the A1 south towards London.

Car Parking: Either in the small car park next to the venue or on the road.

By Rail: The closest station is Northolt Park (Main line from Marylebone), Earlsmead is just five minutes walk. After leaving the station, turn right under the railway bridge, and take the left hand fork into Alexandra Avenue and next right into Somervell Road. Bear right into Carlyon Avenue, and Earlsmead is the second on the left.

By underground and buses: - nearest underground stations are South Harrow (Piccadilly Line), Rayners Lane (Piccadilly and Metropolitan lines), and Northolt (Central Line). From South Harrow Station, it is approximately 20 minutes walk to the stadium, or bus routes 140,114 or H9 take you to within a few minutes walk of the ground (114 or H9 being the nearest). The 140 should be taken in the direction of Heathrow and Hayes, leaving the bus at Alexandra Avenue. The 114 should be taken in the direction of Ruislip, leaving the bus at the "Kings Road” Stop, the same stop if on the H9. It is then a 5-minute walk to the stadium. Regular buses from Rayners Lane Station (H10 direction South Harrow Station), run as far as the junction of Eastcote Lane and Carlyon Avenue. From Northolt Station, route 282 runs to the end of Somervell Road. Route 140 (direction Harrow) takes you as far as the junction of Alexandra Avenue and Northolt Road.

Please note: For SAT NAV users, this address is next to 1 Earlsmead Road, Harrow, HA2 8SS.
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