New Year Blessing Ceremony
January 1st, 2018

Dear Devotees,

On January 1st, 2018, Florida Buddhist Vihara has planned to perform the traditional Kiribath (milk rice) Buddha Pooja followed by the chanting of Dhamma Chakkappavattana sutra to bless you all, once again, for the New Year. With this email, we kindly invite you to attend the above blessing ceremony.


09.00 a.m.      Arrival of devotees
09.30 a.m.      Offering of milk rice and Gilanpasa
10.00 a.m.      Brief Dhamma sermon
10.30 a.m.      Chanting of Pirith (Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta)
11.15 a.m.      Offering of Buddha Pooja
11.30 a.m.      Offering of Dana (alms) to six monks
11.35 a.m.      Serving of refreshments to participants
12.15 p.m.      Distribution of chanted threads and blessed water

We kindly inform you that chanted threads and blessed water will be made available later for those devotees who would find it inconvenient to attend the ceremony.

We also kindly request devotees to provide the following items for Buddha Pooja: – Flowers, incense, T light candles(MORE) and fruit juice.

In addition, we will appreciate your contributions in terms of small water bottles, milk rice, chili paste (Lunumiris) and other Sri Lankan delicacies appropriate for the occasion.

May the Triple Gem bless you!
With Metta,

Florida Buddhist Vihara

Address and directions

2208 Maydell dr tampa fl 33619