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Vesak Celebrations in Maha Bodhi Society, New Delhi Centre PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 23 May 2019 05:39

Maha Bodhi Society of India, New Delhi centre organized a special Vesak Full Moon day programme on 18th May 2019 in commemoration of the 2563rd Buddha Purima Celebration at the New Delhi centre.

The morning session included Buddha Puja, observance of Sil and Buddha Vandana, Buddha Puja and Sutra chanting by Joint Secretary, Maha Bodhi Society of India and Bhikku In-Charge of the New Delhi Centre of Maha Bodhi Society, Delhi Centre, Ven. Sumittananda Thero and Dana was arranged for the Buddhist priests.

Buddha Purnima celebrations by the Young Men’s Buddhist Association in New Delhi PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 23 May 2019 03:57

The Young Men’s Buddhist Association in New Delhi (YMBA) commemorated the Buddha Purnima at the National Museum in New Delhi on 18th May 2019 with the participation of High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in India, HE Austin Fernando as the Chief Guest.  A prayer meeting was held in the presence of the holy relics of the Lord Buddha at the National Museum as part of the programme. A large number of Buddhists gathered in this meeting.

Social Democratic Party of India handed over a Memorandum expressing grave concern over violence erupted in Sri Lanka PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Thursday, 23 May 2019 03:49

Senior Leaders of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) met High Commissioner Austin Fernando on 17th May 2019 at his Office.  

The delegation discussed about the sporadic incidents of violence that has erupted in Sri Lanka. They said that they have vehemently condemned the radical elements.  The SDPI members said that they are confident that the Government of Sri Lanka will take steps to ensure the safety of all communities in Sri Lanka.  The High Commissioner stressed the fact that the events on the 21st April are consequences of global radicalisation and should be handled with due attention.

President's Vesak Day Message PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Saturday, 18 May 2019 10:27

In the Sixth Century B.C., born in the Kingdom of Shakya of Bharath Deshaya, Prince Siddhartha attained enlightenment at the shades of Bodhi at Buddha Gaya and passed away at the sacred Sal Uyana of Kusinara and this day of Vesak, which is triply blessed by those sacred events of the Buddha, is celebrated with much devotion and faith.

Strolling on the banks of rivers, researching the Dhamma sermons of great teachers, isplaying tremendous discipline, strength, determination, and commitment, Siddhartha attained the supreme bliss of Nirvana based on his intellect.

Prime Minister's Vesak day Message PDF Print option in slimbox / lytebox? (info) E-mail
Saturday, 18 May 2019 10:23

The Vesak full moon appears in the sky as the dark .clouds of terror cast a shadow over our nation. There is a sense of anxiety and grief throughout society. In such troubling times, the sublime teachings or Lord Buddha show us the way to unite spiritually and find common purpose in our humanity. 

The Enlightened One taught us the path to liberation of the mind. It is relevant to each person individually and the public collectively. Let us abstain from lust, hate and violence, and practice the four foundations of mindfulness. This will open the way for reconciliation, peace and unity in our land. 


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