Budugeya Opening Ceremony
The group of photos taken in the
partially build Dhanasala shows the
gathering of supporters and people from
the village. There was talk on Dhamma by
the Ven. Bodhichitta and a meditation
program by Prof. Ravi Koggalage
Nisala Arana hosted a welcome for Mr.T.Y. Lee
the author of “Island of Light.”: Quote “The
book is written in tribute to the people of Sri
Lanka for their contribution to the preservation
and spread of Buddism within their own island
Mr. T.Y. Lee has written, printed and donated
20,000 copies of this book to Sri Lanka. These
books were received by Nisala Arana who have
undertaken this distribution of this gift.
Nisala Arana is home to a Bodhi Tree grown from
a sapling of the original Bodhi Tree under which
Lord Buddha became enlightened 2,600 years ago.
Over 100 people attended the planting ceremony
on the auspicious date of 1st September, 2011.
THERE’S MORE TO LIFE
Modern living is fast-paced and enticing but we
will never find the inner peace through the
latest gadget or accessory. Buddhist meditation
focuses on giving up our attachments to these
everyday comforts and conveniences. Through
giving up the things we are attached to and
correcting our negative behaviour, we can
achieve a higher level of consciousness and a
greater understanding of the meaning of life.
Meditation, and following the Dhamma allows us
to look beyond ourselves to a greater existence.