The tentative schedule for Ven. Sayadaw U Silananda's Funeral Service has been set by the TBSA Board Members. Please click "Read More" link below to see the full schedule...

Venerable Sayadaw U Silananda’s Funeral Service Schedule

August 21, 2005, Sunday
9 AM
    Dhamma Talk and sharing of merits at Dhammananda Vihara.
11 AM  Offering soon (meal) and requisites to the sangha and free lunch to devotees and well-wishers.
3 PM    Buddhist funeral rites at Duggan’s Serra Mortuary, 500 Westlake Ave, Daly City, CA 94014, Tel 650-756-4500.
4 PM to 9 PM   Viewing by devotees. Special request to the attendees to observe Noble Silence and to practice Contemplation of Death (Asubha Meditation).

August 22, 2005, Monday
12:30 PM  
  Funeral procession to Colma Woodlawn cemetery. Sangha and devotees will pay last respects and recite verses before the cremation.

August 24, 2005, Wednesday
The ashes of Venerable Sayadaw U Silananda will be brought back to the Dhammananda Vihara.

August 27, 2005, Saturday
Sayadaw’s ashes will be scattered into the Pacific Ocean. Selected sanghas and Board Members of TBSA will take part in the ceremony. The time and date will be announced later.

Remarks:  
1.    Those who wish to donate all the funeral expenses should send a check payable to TBSA and specify “funeral expenses” in the memo.
2.    This schedule is tentative. All changes will be posted on the website. Please re-visit the website for regular update.
3.    Monks from Theravada monasteries throughout the US have been invited to take part in the procession. 30 to 40 monks will be offered food and requisites by the devotees.
4.    Volunteers are needed for the following:
        a.    Transportation for the visiting sayadaws from the SFO.
        b.    Taking photographs and videos at the events.
        c.    General help at the monastery.

        Please contact 650-726-7604 if you'd like to volunteer.

Click here to see this schedule in Burmese.