Author Archive for Buddhism

German Schools turn to Buddhist temples for Mindfulness training

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Courtesy:  Asian Tribune Mindfulness (Sati) which the Buddha pioneered 2, 600 years ago in Bharat (India) is sweeping the western world. The mindfulness community is growing at an exponential rate and touching the lives of people of all ages in the western world. In Sri Lanka, the Mitirigala Nissarana Vanaya ( founded by Asoka Weeraratna) […]

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Vesak at Berlin Vihara 2017

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

German Dharmaduta Society The Berlin Buddhist Vihara founded by Asoka Weeraratna (1957), and housed in Das Buddhistische Haus built by Dr. Paul Dahlke in 1924, being the oldest Theravada Buddhist temple in Europe, observed Vesak on Sunday May 14, in the presence of a large gathering of Buddhists and well – wishers from Sri Lanka, Germany, Thailand, and […]

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LANKARAMAYA- LAPUENTE Vesak Program Schedule, Sunday, May 21, 2017

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Lankarama Buddhist Institute 398 Giano Ave, La Puente- CA 91744 Cordially invites you, friends & family to attend Vesak Celebration 2017 Vesak Program Schedule, Sunday, May 21, 2017 06:30 AM – Observing Eight Precepts & Buddha Puja 07:00 AM – Offering of Breakfast Dana 09:00 A.M – Dhamma Talk: 10:00 A.M – Meditation 11:00 A.M – […]

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Three commitments save UN Vesak Day Mahanuwara (Kandy) Declaration 2017

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Janaka Perera The nine point Mahanuwara Declaration on the United Nations Day of Vesak 2017 may have ended up as an empty vacuous and vague document not worth a second look but for three distinctive commitments which have saved this document from being cast into oblivion. They are as follows: 1.   “ In realizing the long […]

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විශේෂ වෙසක්‌ දින ලිපිය 

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

ලහිරු මුදියන්සේ  අද වෙසක්‌ පුරපසළොස්‌වක පොහොය දවස. ලොව්තුරා බුදුරජාණන් වහන්සේ සම්මා සම්බුද්ධත්වය අවබෝධකර වසර දෙදහස්‌ හයසියයක්‌ සපිරෙන ප්‍රවෘත්තියක්‌ ඇසෙනවා. භික්‌ෂුව මේ මොහොතේ වැඩසිටින්නේ මිනිස්‌ වාසයෙන් දුරස්‌ වූ හුදකලා කුටියක නිසා බාහිර සමාජයේ ක්‍රියාවන් ගැන දන්නෙ නැහැ. අද වැනි දවසක ලොව්තුරා බුදුරජාණන් වහන්සේ සම්මා සම්බුද්ධ ඥානයෙන් පරිපූර්ණවූ චතුරාර්ය සත්‍ය ධර්මයයි අවබෝධ කොට වදාළේ එවන් අර්ථවත් දිනයක […]

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FOUR BUDDHIST-MONK HABITS YOU CAN ADOPT TO LEAD A BETTER LIFE

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Courtesy The Nation The Buddhist lifestyle has some gems you can include in your daily routine to lead a content, peaceful life Vesak Day is celebrated across the world as the day Buddha was born. Observed by Buddhists across India, Sri Lanka, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Nepal, Tibet among several other parts of the […]

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Introducing Sati Pasala at 14th UN Day of Vesak May 2017

Monday, May 15th, 2017

The UN Day of Vesak 2017 – International Buddhist Symposium This video clip shown by Ven. Uda Eriyagama Dhammajiva Thera to attendees of a well attended Panel discussion on the theme of the UN Day of Vesak 2017, during the International Buddhist Symposium held on May 13, 2017 at the BMICH, highlights appreciatively the role […]

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Christian evangelist comperes at global Buddhist event!

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Janaka Perera Did the organizers of 14th UN Day of Vesak (2561st ) at the BMICH Colombo lost their bearings or were they affected by amnesia? Concerned Buddhists are raising the above question because a Christian fundamentalist Arun Dias Bandaranaike (Jehovah’s Witness) was invited to compere at the most important international Buddhist event on May 12? […]

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WESAK CELEBRATIONS IN MALAYSIA

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Sumanananda Premseri  Wesak was grandly commemorated througout Malaysia this last one week with thousands of devotees thronging temples and Buddhist centres in all 14 states of the country, where Wesak is a national public holiday, offering flowers, incense, candles, oil lamps, electric lights, etc and receiving blessings from monks and nuns. Buddhists make up 19% of Malaysia’s population and all […]

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Buddhism and Science: Probing the Boundaries of Faith and Reason

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Dr. Martin J. Verhoeven Religion East and West, Issue 1, June 2001, pp. 77-97 Abstract Western interest in Eastern religions, especially Buddhism, historically coincided with the rise of modern science and the corresponding perceived decline of religious orthodoxy in the West. Put simply: Modern science initiated a deep spiritual crisis that led to an unfortunate split […]

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Buddhists must become vegetarians in the month of Vesak

Monday, May 8th, 2017

Mrs. M. Weeraratna Colombo 05 The practice of religion requires effort. It calls for personal sacrifice, self – restraint and discipline. Above all such practice must be overarched by compassion and kindness based on a clear moral footing. Then the practice becomes noble in character. When we look around our society we see Muslims conduct […]

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Wesak at the United Nations

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

In conversation with Former Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Dr Palitha Kohona Sri lanka will celebrate the United Nations Wesak day with much pomp and ceremony next month in Colombo and Kandy and in almost every temple in the country. Prime Minister Modi of India who has sought to employ Buddhism as […]

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Promoting Buddhism in Europe 

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

by  Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi This is what Bhikhu Bodhi said of Asoka Weeraratna Are Asoka Weeraratna’s services to the Buddha Sasana being deliberately sidelined at the UN Day of Vesak 2017 related stalls exhibiting services to Buddhism? Prologue Asoka Weeraratna was a man of vision who had the drive and stamina to translate his vision […]

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Vesak celebrations and UN Day of Vesak 2017-STATEMENT BY THE NATIONAL JOINT COMMITTEE

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

Dr Anula Wijesundere ,Col. Anil Amerasekera Co – Chairpersons, National Joint Committee Buddhism is the national religion of Sri Lanka ever since the introduction of Buddhism to Sri Lanka 2300 years ago by Arahant Mahinda and ready acceptance and embracement of Buddhism by King Devanampiyatissa and his subjects. It has enjoyed full state patronage right up to […]

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When and where was the Tipitaka first written?

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Bhante S. Dhammika Australia Courtesy The Island May 1, 2017, 8:32 pm In an article I wrote for The Island and which was published on 21st April 2017, I highlighted several well-known details about the life of the Buddha, which most Buddhists assume come from the Tipitaka, but which in fact cannot be found there. I […]

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Buddhists Concerned About Mindfulness ‘Marketing’ by Non – Buddhists

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

By Kalinga Seneviratne, The Buddhist Channel, Sept 8, 2016 BANGKOK, Thailand — Mindfulness, the meditative practice, which has its roots in Buddhism as Vipassana Bhavana, encourages people to focus on the present, rather than on the anxieties of the past or future. In the previous decade, however, it has become somewhat of a fad around the […]

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Observing the First Precept

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

by  Professor Mahinda Palihawadana I think I was asked to take part in this discussion1 because I am a vegetarian and a Buddhist as well. If that is so, the impression probably was that I am a vegetarian because I am Buddhist and that in my opinion I have to be vegetarian in order to […]

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The Greatest Crime of Islam – Destruction of world largest Ancient Academic institution

Monday, April 17th, 2017

ShankhNaad The greatest Crime islam committed in its whole history was the destruction of Nalanda, the world’s first University the seat of learning and wisdom, the birthplace of Wisdom and Philosophy the womb of Buddhism the fruit of culture and progressive thought and the pride of mankind east or west. Where great souls like Buddha, […]

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Differences between Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism

Monday, April 17th, 2017

www.biographyonline.net Theravada Buddhism and Mahayana Buddhism share the same core beliefs and devotion to the life and teaching of Buddha but they do have some differences. Mahayana Buddhists believe that enlightenment can be attained in a single lifetime, and that one can guide and teach the doctrine to others while still on the course for […]

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BODU BALA SENA – A NEW BUDDHIST MOVEMENT IN SRI LANKA

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

Writes Ram Madhav Courtesy  samvada.org “During this period, the majority Sinhalese had grown by 38 per cent (from 10,979,400 to 15,873,800); Sri Lankan Tamils by 20.3 per cent (from 1,886,900 to 2,270,900) and the Indian Origin Tamils by 2.8 per cent (from 812,700 to 842,300). But the Muslims grew by 78.6 per cent (from 1,046,900 to […]

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The Dangers of Multi –culturalising and downsizing Vesak – the pre-eminent Buddhist Festival in Sri Lanka

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Senaka Weeraratna    Throughout Sri Lanka’s Buddhist History lasting for over 2300 years Vesak has been an exclusive Buddhist Festival with only Buddhist symbols and decorations been displayed to mark the most important occasion in the Buddhist calendar. Even at worst of times during colonial rule under three Christian powers, this festive day for Buddhists […]

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A Painting on the Opening of the Paththirippuwa (The Octagon) | Sri Dalada Maligawa in 1802

Sunday, April 9th, 2017

Dharma Voices for Animals Colombo Sri Lanka Chapter This work in progress painting by Ms. Avanti Karunaratna is expected to be finished in early May, 2017 and will be displayed to the public in time for the celebration of Vesak and holding of the UN Day of 2017 Conference in Colombo. The Paththirippuwa, which is […]

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THE PRESENT WORLD ECONOMY IS ANTI HUMAN – TIME TO RE-THINK – A Sri Lankan Buddhist perspective

Friday, March 31st, 2017

Janaka Goonetilleke Ayn Rand called her philosophy “Objectivism”, describing its essence as “the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute. When Vasgo De Gama Invaded the spice market of Calicut and […]

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Sri Lankan Lawyer pleads for Animal Rights

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Senaka Weeraratna Colombo: The election for the 24th President of the Bar Association takes place on February 21, 2017 . Three candidates have presented nominations for the post of the President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL), namely Anura B. Maddegoda, U.R. de Silva and R. Thangaraja. They have distributed their election manifesto […]

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The Voices of threatened Buddhists must be heard at the UN Day of Vesak 2017 Conference

Saturday, March 11th, 2017

by Senaka Weeraratna Of all the international Buddhist Conferences held in Sri Lanka the one that stands out clearly above the rest is the Conference held in 1950, particularly because it led to the formation of the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB). There was a huge need then for unity of all Buddhist schools and Dr. […]

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BODU BALA SENA – A NEW BUDDHIST MOVEMENT IN SRI LANKA:

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

By Ram Madhav, RSS Akhil Bharatiya Sah Sampark Pramukh Courtesy  SAMVDA New Delhi March 28: Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) – a Buddhist organisation many wish to call as Right or Ultra Right – is a new phenomenon in Sri Lanka. One may prefer to brand them in any manner one would like to. But the fact […]

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උතුරේ බුදු පිළිම මට්‌ටු කරමින් ව්‍යවස්‌ථාවෙන් බුද්ධ ශාසනය හෙට්‌ටු කිරීම

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

රියර් අද්මිරාල් (ආචාර්ය) සරත් වීරසේකර සභාපති ජාතික රණවිරු එකමුතුව අපේ රට සිංහල බෞද්ධ රටක්‌ යෑයි කීමට අද බොහෝ දෙනා මැලි වෙති. බිය වෙති. එසේ පැවසීමම ජාතිවාදය ඇවිස්‌සීමකැයි සමහරු සිතති. අද “ජාතිවාදය” නමැති වචනයද විලාසිතාවක්‌ සේ භාවිත කරනු පෙනේ. “සිංහලයා” ගැන හෝ “සිංහල බෞද්ධකම” ගැන හෝ කතා කළ විගසම ඔහු හෝ ඇය ජාතිවාදියකු ලෙස හංවඩු ගසයි. […]

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බෞද්ධ පුදබිම් වල වන සිදුවන මුස්ලිම් ආක්රමණය

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Ven. Medille Pagngnaloka Thero මුස්ලිම් අන්තවාදීන් විසින් මේ සිංහල රට ආක‍්‍රමණය කිරීමට සියලු සැලසුම් හදාගෙන අවසානය. ඒ සදහා ඔවුන් දවසෙන් දවස ක‍්‍රියාත්මක වන්නේ ඉතා සියම් අන්දමින් දෙස් විදෙස් සහය ඉතා ඉහළින් ලබා ගනිමිනි. ජනගහනයෙන් ආර්ථිකයෙන් භූමියෙන් මේ ආදි සෑම ක‍්‍රමෝපායකින්ම මෘදු ආක‍්‍රමණයක් සිදු කරමින් අනික් පැත්තෙන් සිංහලයාගේ මෙන්ම බෞද්ධයාගේ අවනතිය උදෙසා කළ හැකි සියලුම අන්දමේ […]

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One way ticket to frustration, chaos and turmoil

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

By Senaka Weeraratna Courtesy The Daily Mirror 2017-01-25 Secularism has become the buzz word for all those who wish to drive out Buddhism from public life in Sri Lanka, both overtly and covertly. When we refer to secularism we must be in a position to distinguish it from pseudo-secularism. What is practised in a large majority […]

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Recommendations in sub-committee reports pose threats to Buddhism

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

By Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror Ven. Medagama Dhammananda Thera, the Lekhakadhikari (Chief Secretary) of the Asgiriya Chapter, speaks about the Constitution-making process and the elements to be considered in this case. In an interview with the Daily Mirror, the Ven. Thera says the foremost status is historically-bestowed upon Buddhism in Sri  Lanka. Excerpts […]

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