Author Archive for Buddhism

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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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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