Author Archive for Buddhism

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 ( 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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Indian Buddhist city Kushinagar now has an international airport

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Considered one of the four main sacred places associated with Lord Buddha, Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh is believed to be the site where the Buddha attained ‘parinirvana’. Colombo, July 14 ( The Indian cabinet of India, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has granted approval to declare Kushinagar Airport in Uttar Pradesh as […]

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Indian PM Modi says Buddhism can give lasting solutions to the world’s problems

Saturday, July 4th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia The Indian Cultural Center in Colombo conducted a webinar on Buddhism in India-Sri Lanka relations to mark Esala Poya Day Colombo, July 4 ( Buddhism forms one of the most important civilisational links between India and Sri Lanka. Addressing the Dharma Chakra Day celebrations in New Delhi on Saturday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said […]

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Indian PM addresses Virtual Vesak Global Celebrations

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Modi says Buddha’s advocacy of selfless service is pertinent for fighting the pandemic. Colombo, May 7 ( Addressing the Virtual Vesak Global Celebrations on Buddha Purnima day on Thursday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Lord Buddha is synonymous with service and dedication. Those who are engaged in the service of humanity […]

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A Book Review

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Senaka Weeraratna Title: Putting Buddhism to Work:A New Approach to Management and Business Author: Shinichi Inoue Publisher: Kodansha International Ltd. (Tokyo)Year of publication: 1997 Buddhist Economics: The Emerging Middle Path between Capitalism and Socialism Shinichi Inoue, a former President of the Japanese Miyazaki Bank and reputed economist, has proposed a novel approach to economic management […]

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8 Ways To Enter The Present Moment

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

Einzelgänger How to enter the present moment? These are 8 ways! Eckhart Tolle – The Power Of Now (audiobook): (affiliate link)

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The Validity of the Buddhist Approach to Reality

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

by Professor Carlo Fonseka Courtesy: The Buddhist (YMBA) After much thought, I have become convinced of the validity of the Buddhist approach to human conditions. I will tell you very briefly, as to how I arrived at that conviction.  A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE I was born into a Roman Catholic family and received a very orthodox […]

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Buddhist centre opened in Uganda, the first on the African continent

Monday, March 16th, 2020

Mahinda Gunasekera  Please on the LINK below to access the video about the ordination of two young Africans at the Buddhist Centre in Uganda.  The Burmese and Thai Buddhist communities to have participated in the event. The chief monk of the Centre is Ven. Buddharakkita Thera whom we have met on two occasions on visits […]

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Lankan military in Jaffna engages in meditation with the Heartfulness meditation movement

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

By Suryamithra Vishwa/DailyFT/Harmony Page The meditation session was a profound experience for everyone who participated including 200 military officers. Early last month when I visited the Heartfulness Meditation Centre (also known as Sahaj Marg) in Colombo, I was asked if I would be interested in attending a meditation session to be held in Jaffna. I […]

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Campus එකේ CCTV ගලවපු තරුණ හාමුදුරුවන් සිවුරු ඇරලා ශාසනයෙන් අයින් කල යුතුයි

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Lahiru Mudalige

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අපවත් වී වදාල පූජ්‍යපාද අම්පිටියේ ශ්‍රී රාහුල මාහිමියන් වහන්සේ පිළිබදව කරනු ලැබූ විශේෂ සාකච්චාව

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

TV DIDULA BUDDHIST අපවත් වී වදාල මහරගම වජිරඥාණ ධර්මායතනාධිපති ආචාර්‍ය් අම්පිටියේ ශ්‍රී රාහුල මාහිමියන් වහන්සේ පිළිබදව කරනු ලැබූ විශේෂ සාකච්චාව

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Remembering Ven Soma Maha Thera on his 60th death anniversary

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

Shirley Pulle Tissera, President, Sri Lanka Situwarunge Sangamaya Courtesy The Sunday Times Front row the Ven Soma Maha Thera and Ven Kheminda Thera before ordination and (inset) the Ven Soma Maha Thera Soma Maha Thera was born on  December 23,  1898 in Kotahena, Colombo. His father was Emmanuel Marian Pererapulle and his mother Theresa Rodrigo […]

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Challenges confronting Buddhists in Asia, with special reference to South Asia and South-East Asia

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

By Shridhar Prabhu – Advocate, Bengaluru, India Courtesy – Asian Tribune – Speech delivered by Indian lawyer Mr. Shridhar Prabhu entitled ‘ Challenges confronting Buddhists in Asia, with special reference to South Asia and South-East Asia ‘ at the Ariyapala Hall, All – Ceylon Buddhist Congress on December 29, 2017. Venerable Dhamma Teachers, Respected Dr. […]

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Colwyn Bay pupils get mindful in class with meditation

Monday, January 6th, 2020

Courtesy BBC News Pupils at a school in Colwyn Bay have been sharpening their minds – by meditating in class. Youngsters at Ysgol Pen y Bryn have taken part in mindfulness sessions since the scheme was introduced eight years ago. Teachers say as well as helping children express themselves and explore their emotions, the technique aids […]

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Tablet PCs containing Tripitaka presented to Maha Sangha

Saturday, January 4th, 2020

Courtesy Ada Derana ‘Vibhajjavada Dhamma Sangayana’ organized for the continued sustenance of the Buddhism and the donation of Tripitaka Dhamma scripts to 5,000 monks was held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium today (04). The concluding ceremony of the event took place under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa this evening. […]

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Mindfulness Interventions in Bipolar Affective Disorder

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.   Bipolar Affective Disorder (BPAD) is a chronic and disabling psychiatric disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of mania/hypomania and depression (Van Dijk et al., 2013).  In BPAD psychosocial functioning and quality of life often remain impaired between mood episodes (Ball et al., 2006; Becerra et al., 2013).  Bipolar Disorder presents in 1-4% of […]

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Monday, December 2nd, 2019

PRESS RELEASE TRANSLATION The brand new Chuda Manikkya (Pinnacle) of Swarnamali Maha Seya was caused to be specially designed, crafted and made and placed on the November 25th 2019 along with the unveiling of the newly Gold Plated Koth Wahanse (Dome) on the 26 the November, through the guidance and employing the full and sole […]

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ගුරුකන්ද රජමහා විහාරස්ථානයේ තත්ත්වය සොයා බැලීමට මහා සංඝරත්නය නිරීක්ෂණ චාරිකාවක

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් මුලතිව් – නායාරු – ගුරුකන්ද රජමහා විහාරස්ථානයේ වත්මන් තත්ත්වය නිරීක්ෂණය සඳහා අද මහා සංඝරත්නය එහි නිරීක්ෂණ චාරිකාවක නිරත වුණා. මෙම ගැටලුව සම්බන්ධයෙන් අද පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකදී අදහස් දැක්වූ පුජ්‍ය බෙංගමුවේ නාලක හිමියන් සඳහන් කළේ බෙදුම්වාදය පදනම් කර ගනිමින් සිය දේශපාලන බලය ලබාගැනීමට ක්‍රියාත්මක වන ඇතැම් දේශපාලනඥයින් සහ මෙම ආණ්ඩුව ඉවත් කිරීමෙන් […]

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Ancient Philosophers who attempted to resurrect Buddha’s Dhamma

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

Professor  N. S. Amaratunga As Buddha had seen by experience that life is Anithya, Dukka, Anathma” (impermanent, sorrow, no-self) and as he did not want to believe what he could not perceive with his senses, he had to fight against the two extreme metaphysical views that were present in his time; the theory of  […]

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Amarapura & Ramanna Buddhist “Sects”?

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Don de Silva  The Editor Adaderana Sri Lanka Dear Editor,  Thank you very much for your daily TV news bulletin, through your Youtube Channel.  They are useful in obtaining news and information about Sri Lanka.  However, I was very concerned with your  English News Bulletin on 16.08. 2019. The news clip, which begins from 2.30, refers […]

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අස්ගිරියට අත නොතබනු! ‘ථෙරවාදි බුදුදහම ලංකාවට ගෙනඒමට මුල්වූ අස්ගිරියට ඇඟිල්ල දිගුකරන්නෝ අන්තවාදියෝ’….!!

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

සමන්තී වීරසේකර උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින   ”මහා නාහිමි අධිකරණය හමුවට ගෙන යනතුරු මේ රටේ නායකයෝ නිදිද…?”  ”අස්ගිරි මහ නාහිමියෝ රැක ගැනුමට පෙළ ගැසෙමු”  ”බෞද්ධකම නොදත් මහපුටු හොබවන්නෝ එළවා දමමු” මෙවන් වැකි රැසක් මහනුවර නගරය සහ සෙසු ආසන්න ප‍්‍රදේශ පුරා ප‍්‍රදර්ශනය වෙමින් පවතින්නේය. ශ්‍යාමෝපාලි මහා නිකායේ අස්ගිරි පාර්ශ්වයේ මහානායක අතිපූජ්‍ය වරකාගොඩ ක්‍දාණරතන ස්වාමින් වහන්සේ, මුස්ලිම් ජනතාවට එරෙහිව ප‍්‍රකාශයක් කළේ […]

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ජීව විද්‍යාවෙන් පැහැදිය නොහැකි විඥ්ඥාණය

Saturday, July 6th, 2019

Tissa Jananayake [1] කලලයට විඥ්ඥාණය බැස ගන්නේ කෙසේද? [2] දරුවන්ට දෙමව්පියන්ගේ ගතිගුණ නොපිහටන්නේ ඇයි? [3] සර්වසම නිවුන් දරුවන්ගේ දෛවය දෙයාකාර වන්නේ ඇයි?

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UK schools teach meditation and mindfulness to help kids deal with complex emotions

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia London, June 18 ( Most of the time, when children act out by kicking and screaming expletives, it is because they do not understand what they are going through, and cannot find a better way to release their feelings. When a child acts out, know that it is most likely because they are […]

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Monday, June 17th, 2019

Sri Dhammaratana Buddhist Training Centre, I am a Theravada Buddhist monk who lives and works among the poor and needy villagers of my area in Sri Lanka. I was ordained on November 5th. 1975. I received the higher ordination called ‘Upasampada’ in July 1981 and was admitted into the Amarapura Niyake Sasanodaya Maha Sangha Sabha […]

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Dr. P G Punchihewa on Sinhala Buddhagama

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

By Gamini Seneviratne Courtesy The Island Dr. P. G. Punchihewa’s essay on Sinhala Buddhagama comes at the end of his account of Arahant Mahinda’s legacy to the people of this country, – an island named Sinhale or Lanka. It was from here that the Buddha dhamma, as explained by the Arahant and his associate bhikkus, […]

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Christianity Takes Mongolia by Storm

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

Journeyman Pictures From Genghis to God (2002): Instigated by missionaries and propagated by a Christian TV channel, Christianity is a growing religion in Mongolia where the traditional faith is Buddhism. Subscribe to Journeyman here:… In the heart of the Mongolian grasslands, a nomadic tribeswoman gives thanks for the preservation of her flock. While she […]

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Challenges confronting Buddhists in Asia, with special reference to South Asia and South-East Asia

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Shridhar Prabhu  Advocate, Bengaluru, India (Speech delivered by Mr. Shridhar Prabhu, Advocate, at the Ariyapala Hall, All Ceylon Buddhist Congress on December 29, 2017) Venerable Dhamma Teachers, Respected Dr. (Mrs.) Anula and Dr. Ajita Wijesundere and all other Office bearers of the National Joint Committee, Respected Mr. Jagath Sumathipala, Hon’ble Vice President of World Fellowship […]

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Indo – Sri Lanka Buddhist Network Initiated

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

By Senaka Weeraratna A group of pro-active Indian and Sri Lankan Buddhists drawn from leading Buddhist organizations had a series of discussions on the sidelines of the World Buddhist Assembly gathering in Bangkok, Thailand (May 21 – 25, 2012) and decided to establish an ‘Indo – Sri Lanka Buddhist Network’ to pursue a number of […]

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දර්ශණීය පහන් කූඩුව සමඟින් නාවලකන්ද වෙසක් පිංකම් මාලාව

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

පේශල පසන් කරුණාරත්න සභාපති සමනල යෞවන සමාජය නාවලකන්ද ශ්‍රී බුද්ධ වර්ෂ 2563 ක් වූ වෙසක් පුර පසළොස්වක පොහෝ දිනය නිමිති කොට ගනිමින් කළුතර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ වලල්ලාවිට ප්‍රාදේශීය ලේකම් කොට්ඨාශයට අයත්  නාවලකන්ද ගම්මානයේ ගම්වාසීන්ගේ දායකත්වයෙන් නාවලකන්ද  සමනල යෞවන සමාජය හා රන්තරු ළමා සමාජයෙහි මූලිකත්වයෙන්  වෙසක් පිංකම් මාලාවක් සංවිධානය කරමින් බුදුන් වහන්සේගේ තෙමගුල උත්සවත්ශ්‍රීයෙන් සැමරීමට පියවර ගෙන තිබුණි. ඉදිවෙමින් […]

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Mindful Listening:

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Sunil Wimalawansa (Professor of Medicine)  Please find the following two URLs that leads to three connected articles:   1st  –  Hearing and Defective Hearing;” 2nd – Listening is an Art and a Skill that Should be Developed;” 3rd –  Mindful listening – A Key to Success;”    or via, Planning to upload the last one in […]

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