Author Archive for Buddhism

India observes Esala Poya Day renewing its links with Buddhism

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 26 ( 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 ( 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 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 ( 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 ( 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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