Luang Por Viradhammo’s 75th birthday celebrations

Dear friends & supporters of Tisarana,

You are cordially invited to join us as we celebrate Luang Por Viradhammo’s 75th birthday on Sunday, May 15th, 2022 at the Civitan Hall in Perth, ON, which serendipitously coincides with Visākha Pūjā.

This will be one of our larger gatherings after a long break due to Covid as we celebrate Luang Por Viradhammo’s 75th birthday and as we honour his long-standing service as an Elder of the Ajahn Chah Sangha. This year’s Vassāvāsa (Rains Retreat) will mark the completion of his 49 years as a Bhikkhu and a full five decades in robes as he was a Sāmanera a year prior to his ordination.

We will be delighted if you could join us as we pay homage, conveying our love and respect for Luang Por Viradhammo’s decades of selflessness, Dhamma teaching and spiritual friendship.

While we hope that this celebration would be festive, the safety and health of all those gathered are of primary importance. The event will be held indoors with ample space for distancing. We request that participants keep their masks on for the duration of the event and while indoors. Free parking is also available on the premises.

Luang Por Viradhammo has requested that in lieu of gifts, contributions be directed to our Dhamma Hall project.

Schedule of events:

1 to 1.15 PM – Arrival and seating

1.30 PM – Opening Homage to the Triple Gem, Paying respects to Luang Por Viradhammo and Paritta chanting

1.45 PM – Welcome address by Ajahn Pavaro

2 PM – Short reflection by Āyya Medhānandi

2.15 PM – Break

2.30 to 4.00 PM – Video presentation on Luang Por Viradhammo’s life in the Sangha and birthday wishes from Elders and friends.

4 to 4.30 PM – Reflections from Luang Por Viradhammo

4.30 to 4.45 PM – Words of gratitude from the organisers

5 PM – Forgiveness ceremony, dedication of merits and closing homage.