Author Archive for Buddhism

මගෙ ගෙදර තිබුණෙ මුචලින්ද නාරජුගෙ විල ඉස්සරහමයි|අම්මා අඬද්දි පෙර සසරෙ ඇයගෙන් කිරි බිව් හැටි මතක්වුණා|

Sunday, September 12th, 2021

Harindra Jayalal නේරංජනා නදිය අසබඩ ඉපදුණු රෝෂන් කුමාර් නමැති හින්දු තරුණයා ජීවිතේ සැබෑ සුන්දර බව පතා නිරෝධ සාමණේර නමින් බුදුමගට පිවිසි අයුරු.

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Battle for Buddha Gaya

Monday, August 30th, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 30 (Ceylon Today): Sir Edwin Arnold, a 19 th., Century Indologist,  journalist, poet and author of the immensely popular Light of Asia on the life of the Buddha, campaigned hard, both singly and in collaboration with the Ceylonese monk Anagarika Dharmapala, to retrieve the ancient Buddhist shrine at Buddha Gaya from […]

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Mahachulalongkorn Rajavidyalaya University (MCU) TV presents the very first live telecast on Esala Perahera Randoli, the festival of Sacred Tooth Relic in Thailand

Friday, August 27th, 2021

Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Bangkok, Thailand The Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka in Bangkok, Thailand in collaboration with Sri Dalada Maligawa, Sri Lanka Tourism & Mahachulalongkorn Rajavidyalaya University (MCU) in Thailand presented the very first live telecast of Sri Lanka’s most historic and colourful cultural event Esala Perahera Randoli in Sri Lanka on MCU TV Channel in Thai Language […]

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Sacred sapling from Buddhist bodhi tree in Australian quarantine ahead of Bendigo planting

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Courtesy ABC News Australian quarantine is nursing a sacred sapling from a Sri Lankan bohdi tree that can be directly linked back to Buddha more than 2,300 years ago. Key points: Sapling from the famous bodhi tree in Sri Lanka is currently in Australian quarantine waiting to be planted in Bendigo The specimen is a […]

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බුදුන් ධර්මදේශනා කළ භාෂාව -3

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

විමල් පටබැඳිගේ (ශාස්ත‍්‍රවේදී, නීතිඥ, විශ‍්‍රාමික සොලිසිටර් අප කුඩා කල සිට දහම් පාසලේ දී පවා උගත් ධම්මපදය මෙයට ඉතා සුදුසු සේ සලකමි. අප උගත් ධම්මපදයේ පාලි ගාථා 423 කි. බුදුන්වහන්සේ එක් සූත‍්‍රයක් ලෙස දේශනා කොට නැත. අවස්ථා තුන්සියයකදී පමණ දේශනා කරන ලද, පැවිදි ගිහි දෙපිරිසට ම අදාල මේ ගාථා පළමු සංගායනාවේ දී ‘ධම්මපද’ නමින් කාණ්ඩයක් ලෙස […]

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බුදුන් ධර්මදේශනා කළ භාෂාව -2

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

විමල් පටබැඳිගේ (ශාස්ත‍්‍රවේදී, නීතිඥ, විශ‍්‍රාමික සොලිසිටර් සිහල අටුවා මාගධී භාෂාවට පෙරළයි දඹදිව ගයාවේ දී රේවත මහ ථෙරුන්ගෙන් ති‍්‍රපිටකය හදාරා දැනුම සම්පූර්ණ කරගැනීම සඳහා ලංකාවේ පමණක් තිබූ මිහිඳු මාහිමියන් විසින් සිංහල භාෂාවෙන් කරන ලද සිහල අටුවා හදාරා ලෝවැඩ පිණිස මාගධී භාෂාවට පෙරළීම සඳහා බුද්ධඝෝෂ හිමියන් පැමිණි බව සහ යෝග්‍යතා පරීක්‍ෂණයෙන් සමත් වූ පසුව ‘සියලූ සිංහල අටුවා […]

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බුදුන් ධර්මදේශනා කළ භාෂාව -1

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

විමල් පටබැඳිගේ (ශාස්ත‍්‍රවේදී, නීතිඥ, විශ‍්‍රාමික සොලිසිටර් මෑත කාලයක සිට සිංහල බෞද්ධ ජනයා අතර මාගධී භාෂාව සහ පාලි භාෂාව ගැන අපූරු අදහසක් මතු කොට ඇත. ඒ අදහස නම්, බුදුන්වහන්සේ ධර්ම දේශනා කළේ මාගධී භාෂාවෙන් මිස පාලි භාෂාවෙන් නොවේ. මෙයින් මාගධී සහ පාලි භාෂා වෙන් වෙන් වූ භාෂා දෙකක් බව ප‍්‍රකාශිතව හඟවයි. මේ භාෂා එකක් ද? නැත්නම් […]

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Tusker walks 10 days to join Buddhist festival in Sri Lanka

Thursday, August 12th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 12 (Xinhua): A tusker, escorted by the Special Task Force is on a 10-day journey to participate in the Kandy Esala Perahera, which is scheduled to be held from Aug. 14 to 24 in Kandy. The festival is one of the grandest Buddhist festivals in Sri Lanka, with an elephant parade […]

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In Sri Lanka, the Tamil link with Buddhism is brushed under the carpet

Sunday, August 8th, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, August 8 (The Citizen):  Unsustainable claims put forward by the Sinhalese and the Tamils on language, religion and ethnicity, have muddied Sri Lankan politics in the post-independence era. The Sinhalese loudly proclaim that Buddhism is quintessentially and exclusively, a Sinhala” religion. The Tamils, on the other hand, claim with equal vehemence, that […]

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A king of Burma and the Sacred Tooth Relic

Friday, August 6th, 2021

By Maung Htin Aung The June 10, 1962 edition of the Times of Ceylon contained the following tales about the tooth relic, the Burma connection and other legends surrounding the relic. Excerpts from the article: Maligawa Tusker steps on the Pavada carrying the casket of relics A recent statement in the popular ‘Believe it or […]

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This is the place where we can find REAL PHILOSOPHY OF THE LORD BUDDHA

Friday, August 6th, 2021

මා ඇසූ උතුම් සද්ධර්මය This is the place where we can find REAL PHILOSOPHY OF THE LORD BUDDHA -Jethawanarama Forest Monastery-

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India observes Esala Poya Day renewing its links with Buddhism

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 26 (newsin.asia): The International Buddhist Confederation, with the support of the Indian Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Mahabodhi Society of India and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations organized the annual Esala Poya Day (known as Ashada Purnima in India) on July 24 to mark the first sermon by Lord Buddha. The President of […]

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Main Concepts of Buddhism

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

By supun fernando, CEO at Helpsmaster Courtesy Thrive Global Buddhism is the dominant religion in Myanmar, Japan, Tibet, Laos, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.The Buddhist philosophy is based on the free will to search inside yourself, whatever you think is physically and mentally good for you and what isn’t (hence it’s flexibility). Buddha himself encouraged people to search […]

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To Commemorate the Vesak Day-2021 (2564 B.E.), Sri Lanka Embassy and Permanent Mission in Thailand collaborating with True Corporation PLC, Thailand, launched the telecast of 31 episodes of “True Little Monk” on Haritha TV, Sri Lanka

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021

Embassy and Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka Bangkok To Commemorate the Vesak Day-2021 (2564 B.E.), the telecast of the international award-winning True Little Monk” (“True Plookpanya”), documentary series was launched on the Vesak Full Moon Poya Day, 26 May 2021 (2564 B.E. on Haritha TV during the Buddha Rashmi” National Vesak Programme 2021 held at […]

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For the First Time Ever, the White House Celebrates Vesak, the Buddha’s Birthday

Saturday, May 29th, 2021

By Alison Spiegel Courtesy tricycle Representatives from the three major Buddhist traditions gathered for prayers and candle lighting. Wednesday, May 26, 2021 marked a historic moment for Buddhists in the US. For the first time ever, the White House celebrated Vesak, the holiday that commemorates the Buddha’s birthday, death, and enlightenment. Wangmo Dixey, Executive Director of Dharma College and […]

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This year Vesak was low key in Sri Lanka, but the decorations were colourful

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

By Melani Manel Perera/Asia News Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo. May  27: Sri Lankan Buddhists are currently celebrating the two-day Vesak festival. The event, which ends today, commemorates the birth, enlightenment and death of Siddhārtha Gautama, the Buddha. Like last year, ceremonies are subject to strict health restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic –  such as social […]

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’’In these troubled times, think about life options in the light of Lord Buddha’s teachings’’ -Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith

Wednesday, May 26th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror While wishing the members of the Venerable Maha Sangha and the Buddhist public, a blessed Vesak celebration, Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith said that in these troubled times, when Covid-19 is afflicting our nation, it is important for us to think about our life options in the light […]

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Australian Monk Takes On Task To Bring Buddha’s Discourses Into One Place – OpEd

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

By Kalinga Seneviratne Courtesy Eurasiareview A former musician turned Buddhist monk, Bhante Sujato, an Australian, has taken up a mammoth task to translate and publish thousands of Buddhist texts known as Sutta (discourses of the Buddha) into many languages. Accompanied by Sri Lankan Kandyan dancers and drummers, he recently launched an Internet portal ‘Sutta Central’ […]

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Lankan monks visit Ghandhara civilisation sites

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Courtesy Pakistan Today ISLAMABAD: A 14-member delegation of visiting Buddhist monks from Sri Lanka visited several archaeological sites of Gandhara civilisation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and performed religious rituals. The delegation arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday for a week-long visit aimed at strengthening cultural ties between Islamabad and Colombo based on shared Buddhist heritage. The guests visited […]

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Swat valley most venerable place for Buddhists, say Lankan monks

Sunday, April 25th, 2021

Fazal Khaliq Courtesy Dawn SWAT: Sri Lankan Buddhist monks said here on Saturday that the paradisiacal Swat valley remained the centre of Buddhism and had immense importance for Buddhists all over the world. They said this during their visit to the Buddhist archaeological sites of Gandhara Buddhist civilisation in Swat valley. The delegation include senior […]

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Pakistan to enable Lankan Buddhists to view Buddha’s relics in Gandhara

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, April 13 (newsin.asia): The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Maj.Gen.(R) Md.Saad Khattak, on Tuesday met the Venerable Uduwe Dhammaloka Thero, the Chief Incumbent of the Alan Mathiniyaramaya at his temple in Kirulapona and wished him on his birthday. They cut a cake to celebrate the occasion. In their discussions the […]

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බුද්ධ චරිතය, ත්‍රිපිටකය සහ බෞද්ධ සිද්ධස්ථාන පිළිබඳ දුර්මත පතුරවන්නන් ගැන සෙවීමට කමිටුවක්

Friday, March 19th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News බුද්ධ චරිතය, ත්‍රිපිටකය සහ බෞද්ධ සිද්ධස්ථාන පිළිබඳ වැරදි අර්ථකතන දෙමින් දුර්මත පතුරවන අය ගැන සොයා බලා ගත යුතු පියවර රජයට නිර්දේශ කිරීමට කමිටුවක් පත් කර තිබෙනවා. බෞද්ධ උපදේශක සභාව අද (19) පස්වරුවේ 09 වැනි වතාවට ජනාධිපති කාර්යාලයේ දී රැස් වූ අවස්ථාවේ ත්‍රෛනිකායික මහා නායක ස්වාමීන්වහන්සේ  ජනාධිපති ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්ෂ වෙත කළ ලිඛිත ඉල්ලීමට […]

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Creating a focal point for Buddhism in the West-The German Buddhist Pioneer Paul Dahlke

Sunday, March 14th, 2021

by Martin Baumann See web link https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Martin-Baumann-7/publication/318673000_Creating_a_Focal_Point_for_Buddhism_in_the_West_The_German_Buddhist_Pioneer_Paul_Dahlke/links/59ae6d7e0f7e9bdd1162743c/Creating-a-Focal-Point-for-Buddhism-in-the-West-The-German-Buddhist-Pioneer-Paul-Dahlke.pdf Extracted from Buddhist Studies from India to America Essays in honour of Charles S. Prebish Edited by Damien Keown

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The glory of the Kalutara Bodhi

Thursday, March 4th, 2021

Sri Lanaka The Kalutara Bodhi The city of Kalutara unlike other urbanised cities is redolent of the ancient Buddhist Sinhala culture. It is because of the most sacred Kalutara Bodhi encircled with the gold fence seemingly holding the sky with its massive branches and standing majestically in the upper terrace of the temple premises. Even […]

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Yupa in a Buddhist Stupa

Sunday, February 28th, 2021

By Ama H. Vanniarachchy  Since the Department of Archaeology began exploration and excavation work in the Northern areas of the island, it has been the talk of the town. There were some incidents which stirred up some controversy, starting from arguments about the identity of these ancient monasteries and the true inheritance of them. One […]

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India-organized international conference on Buddhist values ends

Friday, February 19th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, February 19 (newsin.asia): A three-day international conference on Buddhist Philosophy and its Role in Inculcating Values among Youth” concluded on February 19.Held in the virtual mode, the conference had participants from 29 countries including Sri Lanka. It was organized in the virtual mode by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations and the […]

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රුඩොල්ෆ් බර්නාඩ් ලෙස ලංකාවට ආ ඕලන්දේ හාමුදුරුවො

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Harindra Jayalal අවුරුදු 27දී ඉංදියාව,නේපාලය ඔස්සේ ලංකාවට පැමිණ පැවිදි වූ ඕලන්දේ ආනන්ද හිමිගේ ඇත්ත පැත්ත|

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The Inauguration of the Bo Maluwa with Atavisi Buddha Pooja and Katina Pinkama at the DGMC ( Dhamma Ghaveshi Meditation Centre) Wellington New Zealand

Sunday, December 13th, 2020

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM Several hundred Buddhist devotees of Wellington New Zealand took part in an epic event on 20th of November  , the inauguration of the Bo Maluwa in the premises of the DGMC at Wainuomata, a suburb of Lower Hutt about twenty kilometres north of Wellington. This was a structure built to protect DGMC’s fledgling Bo Sapling ,from the cold […]

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Travel With Chatura | රුවන්වැලි මහා සෑය

Sunday, September 27th, 2020

Travel With Chatura Ruwanweliseya Stupa (Ruwanveli Seya Stupa), the foremost of the supremely glorious ancient living monuments of Sinhalese Buddhist Heritage at the city of Anuradhapura . The new Crest Gem placed atop the historic Ruwanweli Maha Seya was unveiled recently. The unveiling ceremony of the Crest Gem was attended by the Mahanayake Thera of […]

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Grand elephant parade at the Kotte Rajamaha Viharaya enthralled Sri Lankans

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia It was the first Perahera” with public participation in Sri Lanka after the lifting of the country-wide COVID-19 lockdown Colombo, September 1 (newsin.asia): On August 29th, as the sun was setting, a historic Buddhist temple, the Kotte Rajamaha Viharaya located in the outskirts of Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo, held its annual Perahera” or […]

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