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“Dammasavana”

Monthly Sinhala Sermon Series

SINHALA SERMON

You are cordially invited to attend a special Dhamma

talk delivered in Sinhala

(Kavi Bana)
By

Ven. Pannala Gnanaloka Thera

Head of the Vihara, Sri Navaloka Viharaya,
Sedawatta, Colombo, Sri Lanka
at

the London Buddhist Vihara

on

Saturday 18th March 2017

at 7.00pm – 8.00pm

All are welcome!

SUNDAY SERVICE

Please note that the Sunday Service will start at 6.00 pm until 2nd of April due to the Rahula Dhamma day practices.

You All are welcome

New Year Message from the London Buddhist Vihara

To All Devotees and Friends,

It is a great pleasure for us to extend our sincere greetings to all of you at the dawn of this New Year 2017. We wish that the New Year will be a very special one for all of you, filling each day with good health, happiness, prosperity, and serenity.

The year 2016 was a remarkable year for the London Buddhist Vihara. Apart from the annual programme of festivals, we were able to celebrate 90th anniversary of the London Buddhist Vihara on a grand scale at the Vihara with the unparalleled Pictorial exhibition. This was a great success, Also this year with the help of the Dayakas we have contributed to some charity works here and in Sri Lanka. We donated a Multi-Parameter Patient Monitor and a Fetal/Maternal Monitor to Kebithigollewa Base hospital. We have sponsored flood relief works and a water distribution project at Lewala, Kegalla. Our annual blood donation project was very successful. Also, during the Vesak and Christmas festivals, we supplied food and other essential items to the homeless centre at Acton.

None of our achievements would be possible without the active participation and support of our co-ordinators, our dayakas, the Vihara Management Committee and the Anagarika Dharmapala Trust in Colombo. I wish to express our sincere thanks and punyanumodana to all these bodies for their invaluable support. We are very grateful to you for your generous support, which made all these events a success.

We therefore would like to wish you a Happy New Year from the bottom of our hearts. We all hope that you and your family will have a wonderful New Year.

May the blessings of the Noble Triple Gem give you courage to achieve your expectations for your future well-being.

Bhavathu Sabba Mangalam.

Yours with Metta,

Most Ven. Seelawimala Nayaka Thero

Ven. Bandula Thero

Ven. Ariyarathana Thero

Ven. Kassapa Thero

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM


An 8 week course starting 7pm Monday 23rd January 2017


23rd January  Pre Buddhist India


30th January  The Life of the Buddha The Spread of Buddhism


6th February  Sources of knowledge (Pali Canon.)
Investigating the teachings (Kalama Sutta)
The Buddha's Charter of Free Enquiry


13th February  The First & Second Noble Truth


20th February  The Third & Fourth Noble Truth


27th February  The Law of Kamma Natural laws, Process of Cognition


6th March  The Wheel of Life (Paticca Samuppada) The Three Characteristics of Existence


13th March  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)

SELECTED DISCOURSES OF THE BUDDHA
January 2017

19 & 26 January,
2 February 2017 Mahaparinibbana Sutta (3 weeks)
An account of the last 3 months of the Buddha’s life, it is partly straightforward narrative, but it also includes references to profound aspects of the Dhamma.


9, 16 & 23 February Satipatthana Sutta (3 weeks)
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness/The Discourse on the Arousing of Mindfulness/Frames of Reference. The Buddha's comprehensive practical instructions on meditation and the development of mindfulness as the basis for insight.


2 & 9 March Sammaditthi Sutta (2 weeks) The Discourse on Right View. How the four noble truths, dependent origination, and the knowledge that ends mental fermentation (asavas) all build upon the basic dichotomy between skillful and unskillful action.

Teacher: Richard Jones
Location: London Buddhist Vihara.
Time: 7.00 to 9.00pm.

How to join: Enrol at the class on the first day of attendance
Fees: No charge, donations are welcome.
London Buddhist Vihara
The Avenue
Chiswick
London W4 1UD.
Tel : 020 8995 9493
Nearest tube: Turnham Green

 

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