Activities and Services

We Offer

Daily Time Table

Temple is open every day from 8.00 A.M. to 8.00 P.M. Except on Friday, where it is open from 8:00 A. M. till 8:30 P.M. If it is necessary to perform any special service, please make an appointment with the monks

7.00 A.M. Morning Buddha Pooja followed by Chanting of Seth Pirith

7:30 A.M. Breakfast for Monks

8:00 A.M. Study

9:00 A.M. Preferred appointment taking time (Please be advised that you may call any other time as well to make an appointment)

11:00 A.M. Day time Buddha Pooja

11:30 A.M. Lunch for Monks

12:30 P.M. Blessing service for devotees after lunch followed by Dhamma talk

1:00 P.M. Resting

2:00 P.M. Meeting by Appointment

7:00 P.M. Gilanpasa Buddha Pooja and Chanting of Seth Pirith

Every Friday

Samatha (Concentration) and Viapsaana (Insight) meditation class is conducted every Friday from 7.30 P.M. to 8:30 P.M.

Every other Sunday

Sunday Dhamma School is open for children every other Sunday morning from 9.30 A.M – 11:30 A.M. Please see the schedule on temple activities calendar for updated schedule.

Every other Month

Sunday Dhamma School is conducted for children in Jacksonville and West Palm Beach locations every other month. Please see the schedule on Temple Activities Calendar for more information.

Every month

Monthly Pooja will be held on the last Saturday of each month at 7.30 P.M. followed by devotional services, Dhamma talk and discussions and blessing.

Every year

New Year Blessing Service – FBV annually conducts a New Year blessing service for devotees on January 1st.

Children’s Sil Program – It’s important for children to understand the virtues of observing Sil from a young age. Every year in March, the temple conducts the Children’s Sil program. Please see the schedule on Temple Activities Calendar for more information.

Vesak celebration – (Buddha day). Vesak is the major Buddhist festival of the year as it celebrates the Birth, Enlightenment and Parinirvana (Passing away of the Buddha). This celebration will be held during the full moon day of the month of May.

Katina ceremony – This day is dedicated to celebrate the end of Vassana retreat by Monks. This ceremony is typically held during October full moon day to November full moon day.

Other services we offer include

Chanting of Suthras, which is a means of blessing convalescents.
Officiate in funerals.
Conduct house-warming and blessing ceremonies, visit hospitals, Nursing homes for chanting.
Religious services and sermons aimed at adult devotees.
Spiritual counseling.
Youth development services.
Culture and other social activities.
Supply books and other educational material on Dhamma to those aspiring to consume them.

The Florida Buddhist Vihara, whole heartedly invites people of all religious faiths to seek the services offered by this institution towards gaining mental peace.

All services are free and contributions are voluntary.