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The World Buddhist Outstanding Leader Award 2016 was presented to Prof. Dr Sumana Barua

The World Buddhist Outstanding Leader Award 2016 was presented to Prof. Dr Sumana Barua The World Buddhist Outstanding Leader Award 2016 was presented to Prof. Dr Sumana Barua at a function held at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) conference center, in Bangkok on 23rd February. It was jointly organized by the World Fellowship of Buddhists-Youth and the Thai National Office of Buddhism to recognize remarkable social contribution of individuals…

Venerable Anandan : Homage to the Blessed One, the Worthy One, the Highest Self Enlightened One!

Venerable Ananda : Homage to the Blessed One, the Worthy One, the Highest Self Enlightened One! The Buddha was always accompanied by an attendant whose job it was to run messages for him, prepare his seat and to attend to his personal needs. For the first twenty years of his ministry, he had several attendants, Nagasamala, Upavana, Nagita, Cunda, Radha and others, but none of them proved to be suitable.…

Anagarika Munindra – Looking Inside

Anagarika Munindra – Looking Inside By Bhikkhu Bodhipala I still very vividly remember the day in the early 1990’s when I landed in Igatpuri at the Vipassana International Academy at around 11.00 am with the intention to undertake a course of meditation. As was the norm, I had written a letter before my departure but the letter had not reached the authorities concerned. After my arrival and formal introduction they refused…

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar : 124th Birthday anniversary

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar : 124th Birthday anniversary Happy Birthday to Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, a man who change the world , for his 124th anniversary on 14 April 2015.World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth (WFBY) President DrPornchai Pinyapong gave tribute to Baba Saheb Dr. Bhim Rao Ramji Ambedkar. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (Marathi: भीमराव रामजी आंबेडकर) ([bʱiːmraːw raːmdʑiː aːmbeːɽkər]; 14 April 1891 – 6 December 1956), popularly known as Babasaheb, was an…

Major contributor to revival of international Buddhist studies

Venerable Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Nayaka Thera: Major contributor to revival of international Buddhist studies If we are to properly appraise the international dimension of Venerable Sumangala Nayaka Thera’s contribution to Pali and Buddhist studies, it is necessary to acquaint ourselves first with knowledge of how modern academic studies in Buddhism began. As we all know, in the continent of Asia today there are three main Buddhist traditions which coincide with…

The Asalha Puja: A Significant Buddhist Day

The Asalha Puja: A Significant Buddhist Day The Asalha Puja is the one of the most significant Buddhist days for seven reasons. On the other hand, Asalha brings into us the three months retreat period to practice more about mind and body purification by the restraint speech, thoughts and action. In addition, we newly start our life practicing moralities and celebrate the weekly gathering during the three months. The most…

Mahā Kassapa Thera

Mahā Kassapa Thera Mahā Kassapa Thera was one of the Buddha’s most eminent disciples, chief among those who upheld minute observances of form (dhutavādānam) (A.i.23). He was born in the brahmin village of Mahātittha in Magadha, and was the son of the brahmin Kapila, his mother being Sumanādevī; he himself was called Pippali. At Ap.ii.583, vs. 56; but there his father is called Kosiyagotta. When he grew up he refused to…

A short life sketch of Dr. Gyana Ratna Mahathero

A short life sketch of Dr. Gyana Ratna Mahathero Name:Ven. Dr. Gyana Ratna Mahathero Permanent Address: Village: Jobra P.O. Chittagong University, P.S. Hathazari, Dist.Chittagong, Bangladesh Tel.: (031) 650 884, (018) 2454-4057.Present Address: Department of Pali, University of Chittagong, Chittagong4331, Bangladesh, E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and Place of Birth: January 1st, 1968, Chittagong, Bangladesh, Nationality: Bangladeshi, Marital Status: Single Educational Qualifications:1979~1984 S.S.C. Humanities, 1st Division, West Gohira High School,Gohira, Raozan, Chittagong, Bangladesh.1984~1986 H.S.C.…

History of the Buddhist Flag

History of the Buddhist Flag The Buddhist Flag, first hoisted in 1885 in Sri Lanka, is a symbol of faith and peace used throughout the world to represent the Buddhist faith. There appears to have been a controversy over as to who designed the Buddhist Flag. Some give the credit to Henry Steele Olcott, a retired American Army Colonel to Sri Lanka in May 1880. Olcott embraced Buddhism and joined…

The Ultimate Truth

The Ultimate Truth can be found in the Teaching of the Buddhism.Buddhism recognizes two kinds of Truth. The apparent conventional truth and the real or ultimate Truth. The ultimate Truth can be realized only through meditation, and not theorizing or speculating.The Buddha’s Teaching is the Ultimate Truth of the world. Buddhism, however, is not a revealed or an organized religion. It is the first example of the purely scientific approach…

Pali Devotional Chanting (MP3 Files)

Pali Devotional Chanting (MP3 Files)Compiled and recited by Venerable Indaratana Maha Thera Introduction     01-chant-01.mp3 : http://www.buddhanet.net/filelib/mp3/01-chant-01.mp3 Buddhabhivadana - Salutation to the Buddha.     02-chant-02.mp3 : http://www.buddhanet.net/filelib/mp3/02-chant-02.mp3   Tri-Sarana - The Three Refuges.     03-chant-03.mp3 : http://www.buddhanet.net/filelib/mp3/03-chant-03.mp3   Panca Sila - The Five Precept.     04-chant-04.mp3 : http://www.buddhanet.net/filelib/mp3/04-chant-04.mp3   Buddha Vandana - Homage to the Buddha.     05-chant-05.mp3 : http://www.buddhanet.net/filelib/mp3/05-chant-05.mp3   Dhamma Vandana - Homage to the Doctrine.     06-chant-06.mp3 : http://www.buddhanet.net/filelib/mp3/06-chant-06.mp3   Sangha Vandana -…