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Ajahn Brahm’s 71st Birthday – Gratitude Ceremony

August 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am UTC+10

Gratitude Ceremony on the occasion of Ajahn Brahm’s 71st birthday

Time: 9.00 am – 10.30 am
Venue: BSV Buddhaloka Centre
71 Darling Road, Malvern East VIC 3145

9.00 am – 9.02 am      Welcome and Birthday message from the Vice President of the BSV
9.02 am – 9.10 am      Birthday messages by Ajahn Nissarano & Ayya Upekkha on behalf of NBM monastics
9.10 am – 9.15 am      “To Ajahn Brahm with Gratitude” – a video montage of Ajahn Brahm in Melbourne
9.15 am – 9.20 am      Taking Three Refuges & Five Precepts
9.20 am – 9.30 am      Guided Meditation
9.30 am – 9.35 am      Chanting by NBM monastics & everyone present in the Hall & online dedicating it to Ajahn Brahm
9.35 am – 10.30 am    Dhamma talk by Ajahn Nissarano on “Our Gratitude to Ajahn Brahm’s contribution to the BSV and NBM”
10.30 am – 10.35 am  Dedicating the Merit from this occasion to Ajahn Brahm on his 71st Birthday
10.35 am                    End of Event

Lunch Dana:
At 11 am, there is rice pindapāta and offering lunch dana to the monastics, followed by communal lunch.  NBM monks and nuns will also be in attendance. Please bring a plate of food to share with the monastics and lay community. Ensure all food is freshly cooked and prepared in advance. We kindly request those who wish to make an offering, to deliver their contribution to the Vihara kitchen upon arrival at the Centre (no later than 10:30am). This will greatly assist with lunch preparation.



August 7
9:00 am - 10:30 am UTC+10
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Buddhaloka Centre
71 Darling Road
Malvern East, VIC 3145 Australia
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