Sunday, May 22, 2011

Vesak 2011 - Mahamevnawa - Melbourne


Saturday, May 21, 2011

Melbourne prelate completes 35 years of ordination

The Sakayamuni Sambuddha Vihara in Berwick, Melbourne provides religious guidance to over 3000 Sri Lankan Buddhists living in the neighbourhood while disseminating Dhamma through a well established Dhamma school, in which over 200 pupils are enrolled at present.

There is also a Buddhist youth group that meets once a month conducting discussions on the Dhamma and learn meditation practices. The graduates from the Dhamma school join the Youth Group to continue with their Buddhist education and spiritual development.

Ven Wimalananda Thera and the late Ven Soma Maha Thera

The temple has witnessed a progressive growth under the patronage of the chief incumbent Ven Digamadulle Wimalananda Thera.

At present the temple is one of the most active centres among the Sri Lankan Buddhists domiciled in Victoria. Following the guidance imparted by late Ven Soma Maha Thera, the Thera actively participates in the Victorian Buddhist Council, an umbrella organisation for all Buddhist traditions in Victoria. Ven Wimalananda Thera completes 35 years of higher ordination having entered the Sasana in January 1976.

He received his higher ordination in 1978 and studied the Dhamma under the tutelage of the Most Ven Madihe Pannaseeha Maha Nayake Thera and the Most Ven Ampitiye Rahula Maha Thera at the Siri Vajiragnana Bhikkhu Training Centre, Maharagama.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Vesak 2011 and Dansala - Adelaide Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara

22 May · 08:00 - 21:00

Adelaide Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara
13,brookside road,
Athelstone, South Australia, Australia

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8.00 am - 5.00 pm S - pecial Vesak Sil programme
5.00 pm - 6.00 pm  - Vesak Lantern competition
6.00 pm - 7.00 pm  - Budda Pooja and Dhamma Desana
8.00 pm - 9.00 pm - Dansala

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Invitation to UN Vesak Celebrations on 21 May 2011- Join in the Victorian Buddhist Community’s commemoration of Vesak 2011

2,600 years ago the Bodhisattva Siddhartha sat in meditation under the Bodhi tree in India to win enlightenment for himself and all beings. As we commemorate the 2600th year of Buddha’s enlightenment Victorian Buddhists from many traditions and communities will join together in an exciting program that is the Victorian Observance of the United Nations Day of Vesak 2011.
The United Nations Victorian Day of Vesak 2011 will be held on Saturday the 21st of May 2011 in the heart of the City of Melbourne at the Melbourne Town Hall. This year’s program includes the Vesak parade led by the Sangha from the State Library of Victoria to the Melbourne Town Hall, a Dhamma talk, an original musical stage performance and many other interactive activities. Please find the event programme attached.
Together with your temples support, the Organising Committee aims to provide a unique Buddhist event of local, national and international significance offering vast blessings and benefit for Victoria, Australia and all beings.
Event Details
Date:     Saturday 21 May 2011
Vesak Procession from the State Library of Victoria to Melbourne Town Hall
Assemble at the State Library of Victoria  from 1.45pm, Parade starts 2.00pm
We encourage your participation in the parade.  For more information and to confirm your temples attendance, please contact Ranjith Soysa on /ph: 97957143
Melbourne Town Hall Event
Venue:  Melbourne Town Hall, Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Starts : 3.00pm to 5.30pm
For updates on the event, please visit the official website :

Vesak 2011 Celebrations - Berwick temple - Melbourne

Vesak 2011 at Sakyamuni Sambuddha Vihara, 125 Homestead Rd, Berwick (Melway's 130 J2) on 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd May 6:30pm - 10:30pm including:

  Sacred relics display
  Vesak lanterns and special pahan pujava
  Hoppers and other stalls

All are welcome. All enquiries call 9702 6275.

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