Notice Board

Monthly Sinhala Sermon Series


You are cordially invited to attend a special Dhamma

talk delivered in Sinhala


Ven. Kalugamuwe Kassapa Thero


the London Buddhist Vihara


Saturday 19th May 2018

at 7.00pm – 8.00pm

All are welcome!


Saturday, 26th May 2018 All parents are invited to bring their children to a special programme to be celebrated on
Saturday 26th May 2018

from 9.00 am-1.15pm.

The programme will include

  • Observing Eight Precepts
  • Buddha Puja ? Dana
  • Sermon for children
  • Pirith
Dharmapala Building, The Avenue, Chiswick, London W4 1UD.

BUDDHA DAY (VESAK) which commemorates the Birth, Enlightenment, and the Parinibbana

of the Buddha will be celebrated at the London Buddhist Vihara


SUNDAY, 27th MAY 2018 (B.E. 2562)


9.00 Hoisting the Buddhist Flag by Mr Sugeeshwara Gunaratna,
The Acting High Commissioner for Sri Lanka in the United Kingdom.

9.05 Lighting of the Traditional Oil Lamp.

9.15 Administering Eight Precepts and Admonition (anusasana) by Ven. B. Seelawimala Nayaka Thero,
Head of the Vihara, Chief Sangha Nayaka of Great Britain.

9.30 Buddha Vandana (Paying Homage to the Buddha) by Ven. T. Bandula.

9.45 Meditation - Instruction & Practice - by Ven. K. Kassapa

10.15 Tea will be served.

10.30 “Conditional Relations" by Ven. H. Pannavamsa

11.15 Buddhapuja - by Ven. K. Kassapa

11.30 Dana offering to Venerable monks, Upasakas and Upasikas followed by Lunch for all.
Sponsored by Morlye's Group, New Kent Road.

12.30 Pirith and Dhamma contemplation

1.00 " Ultimate Truth hidden in indirect teaching in Tripitaka" by Mr. Aruna Gamage
Phd Candidate in Buddhism. SOAS University, London.

2.00 " Buddhism and the Cosmos: Extending the bounds of human sympathy"
by Prof. Chandra Wickremasingha, World Renown scholar on Astronomy, Director of the Buckingham Centre
for Astrobiology, University of Buckingham; Former Professor of Mathematics at the University of Wales, Cardiff.

3.00 Tea will be served.

3.30 " Searching the Buddha" by Ven. B. Seelawimala Nayaka Thero.

4.30 Sinhala Sermon - by Ven. T. Bandula

5.30 Paritta Chanting and Punyanumodana.

6.30 “Bodu Bethi Gee (Buddhist Devotional Songs)” by Dhamma school Teachers and parents.

7.30 Refreshments will be served


All are welcome!





An 8 week course starting

7pm Monday, 30thApril 2018

30th April Pre Buddhist India

7th May The Life of the Buddha, The Spread of Buddhism

14th May Sources of knowledge (Pali Canon.)

Investigating the teachings (Kalama Sutta)

The Buddha's Charter of Free Enquiry

21tst May The First & Second Noble Truth

28th May The Third & Fourth Noble Truth

4th June The Law of Kamma

Natural laws, Process of Cognition

11th June The Wheel of Life (Paticca Samuppada)

The Three Characteristics of Existence

25th June The Goals and Methods of Meditation (Bhavana)

Tutor: Julian Wall

Location: London Buddhist Vihara

How to join: Enrol at the class on first day of attendance.

Fees: Free (donations are welcome)

London Buddhist Vihara
Dharmapala Building,

The Avenue
London W4 1UD

Tel: 020 8995 9493


Richard Jones

It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing away of the London Buddhist Vihara’s long-standing stalwart supporter Richard Jones on 2nd April 2018. Richard was a much loved and admired figure in the Vihara whose knowledge and teaching of the Dhamma was greatly appreciated by so many of us. Although life is impermanent, it is going to very hard for all of us to accept that he will no longer be with us as a thoroughly dependable and loving friend.

May our dear friend attain the Supreme Bliss of Nibbana


How I became a Dhamma teacher
(External link)