Sand in your toes, slight breeze making the leaves of a bo tree dance, a white stupa shining in the sunshine and the sweet fragrance of flowers and incense: Peaceful, quiet and relaxing. To many of you, this would take you down memory lane to your “Gamay Pansala.” This is exactly how you would feel if you visited Sambuddhaloka Buddhist Vihara, popular as “Riverside pansala” which is located about an hour away from Los Angeles in the city of Moreno Valley.
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A ceremony was held on 19th October at Birmingham Buddhist Maha Vihara to launch the Biography composed by Ven.Rathmale Punnaratana, the senior lecture of Gutenberg University Germany in paying respect and gratitude to Ven.Dr.Witharandeniye Kassapa for his lifelong dedication and tireless efforts for Buddhism and the community, not only in this country but worldwide.
ලන්ඩන් නුවර කිංස්බරි ශ්රී සද්ධාතිස්ස ජාත්යන්තර බෞද්ධ මධ්යස්ථානයේ වාර්ෂික කඨින පිංකම විශාල සැදැහැවතුන් පිරිසකගේ සහභාගිත්වයෙන් පසුගිය සති අන්තයේදී පවත්වනු ලැබිය.
This ritual falls back to the sixth century C E in India, while Buddha was spreading His knowledge, ‘Dhamma’ to the world through His disciples, ‘Bhikkhus’. Intensity of monsoon rain for three months made life severe for everybody especially the Bhikkhus who walked around spreading Dhamma and begging for food, Pindapatha. Leaders of other religious cults started criticising the Bhikkhus saying disciples of Gauthama (Buddha) disturbs the new life emerging from earth during rainy season by moving around.
Continuing the tradition of many previous years, Hantana Night 2013, the annual dinner dance event of the Peradeniya University Alumni Association of NSW (PUAAN), was held at Western Grand Functions, Yagoona on Saturday 19th October, 2013 in the presence of a full house of members, guests and well-wishers.
පැරිස් නුවර ජේතවන විහාරස්ථානයේ වාර්ෂිකව පවත්වනු ලබන කඨින පිංකම විහාරාධිපති ප්රංශයේ ප්රධාන අධිකරණ සංඝ නායක පුජ්ය මුරුංගස්යායේ ඥානිස්සර නාහිමියන්ගේ අනුශාසනා පරිදි එම විහාරස්ථානයේදී පවත්වනු ලැබිය.
පැරිස් නුවර ශ්රී ලංකා තානාපති කාර්යාලයේ බොහෝකාලයක සිට අඩුවක් ව පැවති බුදුපිළිම වහන්සේ නමක් වැඩවවිම සඳහා නව තානාපති මහාචාර්ය කරුණාරත්න හඟවත්ත මහතා විසින් අවශ්ය පියවර ගෙන ඇත.
Enshrinement of Buddha's sacred relics, placement and unveiling of the gold-plated pinnacle atop the newly-built Dagoba (pagoda) at Mankulam Sri Sugatha Viharaya in Kilinochchi,took place on Thursday (17) early morning, preceded by an all-night Pirith chanting, the previous night (16).
Athula Dassana Multi-Cultural Buddhist Community Centre (ADMCBCC) - Helping school children’s of Sri Lanka
On 2nd October 2013, a charitable event took place at Sri-Rathana Jothi Vidyalaya, Akurugoda, Sri-Lanka. The event was organised by Venerable Wanduramba Kassapa Thero of ADMCBCC, Hounslow, United Kingdom.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa called on Chief Incumbent of the Mallikarama Viharaya in Ratmalana, Rajakeeya Pandith, Vinaya Visharadha Dhammakeerthi, Most Venerable Weligama Sri Gnanarathana Nayaka thero whose 101st birthday fell on 14 October.
Sri Lanka made a big splash at the Conservative Party Annual Conference, which concluded in Manchester recently, with a country exhibition stall followed by a well-attended reception at a neighboring hotel.
Buddha, the Blessed one, attained seventy three types great knowledge (Thèsaththe Ñana) of the Universe with the discovery of Four Noble Truths when He became enlightened.
Embassy organizes the second Ambassador's Signature Tour to Sri Lanka for US Tourists.
Seven new foreign envoys including five Ambassadors and two High Commissioners taking assignments in Sri Lanka presented their credentials to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at a ceremony which was held at the Presidential Secretariat this morning on 04 October.
The Sri Lankan Pavilion at the annual ‘IFTM TOP RESA’ (International French Travel Market) was the centre of cynosure with hundreds of visitors meeting with representatives of Sri Lankan travel and tour companies that were present in Paris from 24th to 27th September 2013.
A traditional Cambodian Buddhist festival with at least 200 persons participating mainly drawn from Cambodia but also including Buddhists from Germany and Sri Lanka was celebrated at Das Buddhistische Haus ( Berlin Vihara) in Berlin - Frohnau, Germany on Sunday September 29, 2013.
SLFA-UK staged their 9th Annual, 7-a-side Football Tournament on Sunday 22nd September 2013 at Winchmore Hill Cricket Ground, London N21 3ER. This year the Tournament was sponsored by Mt. Shantha Kevin De Saram, Managing Director of Kevin Refrigeration and Daren Property Management Limited. The Chief Guest His Excellency Dr Chris Nonis was in New York attending an official engagement at the UN and hence was not present.
Press release: The book was officially launched on the 15th of September, by her teacher from Vembadi Girls High School Jaffna Prof. Dr Gnana Kulendran.
Address by H.E. President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, New York on September 24, 2013.
On Tuesday 27th August 2013, 10 years after its establishment as a registered charity in Australia, Lak Saviya Foundation (LSF) held its first corporate dinner at the Grace Hotel, Sydney.