Aloka Novitiate Programme 2019: 1-10 March

Posted by on Dec 30, 2018

March 1, 2019 all-day

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We are pleased to advise that the Aloka Novitiate Programme 2019 will be held at the Aloka Meditation Centre from Saturday, 2 March to Sunday, 10 March 2019.  This year’s novitiate programme has been organised on the occasion of Aloka’s 20th anniversary. We warmly invite you to join us on this special occasion.


2 Mar (Sat) – Ordination Ceremony

09:00am    Ordination Ceremony

11:00am     Lunch Dana

12:30pm    Dhamma Talk by Venerable Mahinda


2- 9 Mar – Light Offering, Chanting & Dhamma Talk

17:45    108 Stupa Light Offerings

Followed by Evening Chanting at the Stupa

19:30    Dhamma Talk by Venerable Mahinda


10 Mar (Sun) – Pindapata & Closing Ceremony

10:00am    Pindapata* (alms-round) *Please arrive by 9:30am after which the gate will be closed

11:00am    Lunch Dana

12:30pm    Closing Ceremony



Sponsors are greatly appreciated for the following:-

  • 108 Daily Light Offerings – A$50 per light,
  • Breakfast Dana – A$25 per day,
  • Lunch Dana – A$50 per day, or
  • Any contribution towards the cost of organising this programme.

Donations will be used to cover requisites for the Novitiate Programme as well as the running expenses. Please see attached flyer for more details. If you would like to sponsor, please complete and scan the sponsorship flyer or email us the details.

We look forward to your kind and generous support to make this programme a success. Sadhu!


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Organised by the Australian Buddhist Mission Inc.