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2022/05/15 දින අසිරිමත් තෙමගුල සිහිපත් කරමින් වෙසක් පොහෝ දින බර්ලින් බෞද්ධ මහා විහාරස්ථානයේ සිදු කරන ලද ශීල භාවනා වැඩසටහන

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

බර්ලින් බෞද්ධ මහා විහාරස්ථානය 2022/05/15 දින අසිරිමත් තෙමගුල සිහිපත් කරමින් වෙසක් පොහෝ දින බර්ලින් බෞද්ධ මහා විහාරස්ථානයේ සිදු කරන ලද ශීල භාවනා වැඩසටහන පිණ්ඩපාත චාරිකාව සහ දන්සල යන ආදිය විශාල ශ්‍රී ලාංකික පිරිසකගේ දායකත්වය ඇතිව සිදු කරන ලදි. එම පිංකම් හා සහභාගී වීමට ශ්‍රී ලාංකිකයන් මෙන්ම ජර්මන් ජාතිකයන් තායි, බුරුම, බංග්ලාදේශ, චීන , ආජන්ටිනා ඇතුළුව […]

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Stock market temporarily closed next week

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Sri Lanka has directed the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) to temporarily close the stock market for a period of five business days commencing from the 18th of April. In a statement, the SEC director, Tushara Jayaratne said the Board of Directors of the CSE, by way […]

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Controversial New Theory Says Human Consciousness Is … Electromagnetic?

Friday, April 8th, 2022

BY CAROLINE DELBERT Courtesy Popular Mechanics It may sound crazy, but it’s based on science. KATERYNA KOVARZHGETTY IMAGES A molecular geneticist at the University of Surrey says the human “mind” is electromagnetic. Mind-body dualism is one of philosophy’s oldest questions, boosted this time by science. Is the answer as simple as our brains forming an electromagnetic “cloud” during […]

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Scientists Finally Have Clues About What We See When We Die

Friday, April 8th, 2022

Daisy Hernandez Courtesy msn.com For the very first time, scientists have recorded the brain waves of a dying person. The recordings indicate that there could be some truth to the statement my life flashed before my eyes” when someone has a near-death experience. The findings, which have been published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, are not comprehensive because the patient […]

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Protecting the Authentic Teaching of the Buddha

Monday, January 31st, 2022

Palitha Mapatuna Chapter II of the Constitution of Sri Lanka requires the state to protect and foster the Buddha Sasana; this would imply protecting and fostering the assets of the Buddha Sasana. The Principal Asset of the Sasana: The Authentic Teaching The principal asset of the Buddha Sasana would be the authentic teaching of the Buddha, introduced to Sri Lanka […]

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Ling Rinpoche, reincarnation of the teacher of Dalai Lama reaches Sri Lanka

Thursday, January 27th, 2022

Courtesy ANI Ling Rinpoche, reincarnation of the teacher of Dalai Lama reaches Sri Lanka Read more At: https://www.aninews.in/news/world/asia/ling-rinpoche-reincarnation-of-the-teacher-of-dalai-lama-reaches-sri-lanka20220127210819/

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‘Father of mindfulness’ Buddhist monk dies aged 95

Saturday, January 22nd, 2022

Courtesy Ceylon Today Thich Nhat Hanh, an influential Vietnamese Buddhist monk, has died at the age of 95. His Zen teaching organisation, Plum Village, said the monk “passed away peacefully” at the Tu Hieu Temple in Hue, Vietnam on Saturday. A prolific author and peace activist, Thich Nhat Hanh, is often referred to as the […]

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2022 Kathina sponsorship at Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara

Wednesday, January 5th, 2022

Rev Walpola Piyananda  Dear friends, Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara organization has planned to give the opportunity to a team of youngsters (age 17+) to be sponsors and organizers of the 2022 Kathina ceremony. Our goal is to give full responsibility to this young team for conducting all the tasks and events from the initiation- Kathina […]

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“The Gradual Reduction of Anxiety.

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Dhamma talk of Ven. Bhante Wimala  Since 1999 Venerable Bhante Y. Wimala has been the head monk and the spiritual teacher of the Theravada Buddhist Center in Nairobi, Kenya. The Center is located in a beautiful suburb of Nairobi called Loresho, just a few miles away from the city center. The center was built by […]

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Role of Theosophists in Buddhist revival in Ceylon.

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran/Daily Mirror Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Princeton University Social Anthropologist Prof. Gananath Obeysekere has said that Theosophists led by Col. Henry Steel Olcott introduced a protestant” and purified” form of Buddhism in Ceylon when Buddhists in the island were demoralized” by the disestablishment” of their religion by the British rulers. But Obeysekere’s view is challenged by […]

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PM Modi to Host Sri Lankan Prez Rajapaksa in UP’s Kushinagar on Oct 20

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

Courtesy News18 Rajapaksa will land at the new Kushinagar International Airport which will be inaugurated the same day by Modi. In what will be a major diplomatic visit next week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lanka President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be in Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh on October 20. The Sri Lankan President will be accompanied […]

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The Buddhist Youth Magazine (1969)

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Senaka Weeraratna In November 1968 Sepala Amarasuriya took an initiative to form a Buddhist Youth Forum and invited a number of his classmates, school friends, and friends outside these two circles to join the Forum. The Office bearers were: Anusasaka or Patron: Ven. Piyadassi Thera of the Vajiraramaya President : Hiranthi JayasuriyaVice President: Tilak GunawardanaJoint […]

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Sri Lanka urges protection of Afghan Buddhist heritage

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021

Courtesy MailOnLine People in March 2021 watch a three-dimensional projection of the Salsal Buddha at the site where the Buddhas of Bamiyan statues stood before being destroyed by the Taliban in March 2001 Sri Lanka called Wednesday on the world to safeguard the Buddhist heritage of Afghanistan under the Taliban, who provoked outrage by destroying […]

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Foundation for Buddhist Brotherhood commends India’s work for maintaining ties with neighbours

Saturday, September 18th, 2021

Courtesy ANI Foundation for Buddhist Brotherhood commends India’s work for maintaining ties with neighbours Read more At: https://www.aninews.in/news/world/asia/foundation-for-buddhist-brotherhood-commends-indias-work-for-maintaining-ties-with-neighbours20210918230831/

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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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