Navam full moon has special significance for the Buddhists in Sri Lanka and in the world. The two very significant incidents that took place on the Navam Pura Pasalosvaka Poya Day were the first ever Buddhist congregation and the appointment of two chief disciples of Gautama Buddha as Aggasavakes namely Sariputta and Moggallana.

Nawam Poya Ceremony

You, your family and friends are kindly invited to participate in the Poya ceremony to be held on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at the North Carolina Buddhist Viharaya.

Heel Dhana for the Maha Sangha and Upaska/Upasikas will be provided. The Daval Dhana will be provided along with the participation of everyone who wishes to bring a dish.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact the temple.We keenly hope that you will be able to participate in the Poya program and look forward to seeing you all at the Vihara.

With Metta,

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Time Event
7:00 AMArrival of preceptors
7:15 AMSil Observance & Buddha Pooja
8:00 AMBreakfast for the monks & precept observers
9:00 AMMeditation
10:45 AMBuddha Pooja
11:30 AMDana for the monks & Precept observers
12:00 PMLunch for all
1:00 PMDhamma sermon
5:00 PMGilan Pasa Pooja
5:30 PMEnd of Program

About Temple

North Carolina Buddhist Temple was started in March 2006. The property was partially donated by Mrs. Shanthi Wijay in memory of her parents, Mr & Mrs. Shelton P. Jayasinghe. The temple belongs to the Theravada tradition of Buddhism and operates under the guidance of Ven. Yatiiyana Wajirapala Thero.


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  • Resident Monk:
    Venerable Yatiyana Wajirapala Thero
  • Phone:
    919-827-4389 /336-259-1407
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  • Address:
    907 Northview St.
    Garner NC 27529
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