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February 2016

New Resident Monk and Programme for February 2016

By |February 2nd, 2016|

I hope you are back to your busy work schedule after the festive time.
My personal retreat and mindfulness training sessions in Malaysia and Singapore were a great success.

Now we have a new resident monk who arrived at Scotland’s Buddhist Vihara on 12th of January from Colombo.

I am delighted to welcome him to Glasgow and to introduce him to all our devotees and friends.

Venerable Kotte Visuddhi Thero is from Kolonnawa Raja Maha Viharaya, Colombo.
The history of this Vihara goes back to 1870 . Bhante Visuddhi’s mentor is the most Venerable Kolonnawe Dhammika Thero.

I met Venerable Visuddhi Thero many years ago at […]

December 2015

Vihara re-opens 1st January 2016

By |December 31st, 2015|

Venerable Rewatha Thero will be back in Glasgow on the 31st December and the Vihara will be opened from the 01st of January 2016.

Following the tradition there will be New Year Blessings at the Vihara on the New Year’s Day (01st Jan 2016) as follows:

08:00 am – Kiri Ahara Puja (Offering of Milk Rice)
11:30 am – Dana
05:00 pm – Evening Puja

November 2015

Mindfulness Workshops in Malaysia and Singapore

By |November 29th, 2015|

Bhante Rewatha Thero will be visiting Singapore and Malaysia from 1st to 24th of December (2015) to deliver Mindfulness workshops and training courses to various community groups, companies and charities in these countries.

Below are the details of the workshops he will be delivering and if you would like to know more information about the venues and dates please do get in touch with us and we would be happy to share with you his teaching diary for the month of December.

Courses Available

We offer a range of courses to help people develop their own mindfulness practice and help manage their stress, anxiety, […]

September 2015

Mindfulness Workshop & Retreat – September 24th 2015

By |September 3rd, 2015|

Event; Mindfulness Workshop

Date; Saturday 24 September

Time; 9am -1pm (lunch 12pm-1pm)

Venue; Maryhill Burgh Halls

This workshop is a great introduction to mindfulness and the mindfulness based approaches (MBSR and MBCT) as taught and designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn. We will also be learning about how mindfulness can be used in healthcare and education.

You will have the opportunity to experience all the different mindful meditation techniques from the mindfulness courses:

Mindfulness of Breathing meditation
Body Scan meditation
Loving Kindness / Compassion meditation
Mindful Movement (including Mindful Walking outside if weather permits)

A traditional Sri Lankan lunch of dhal curry and rice will be provided and participants are […]

July 2015

Vassana Retreat at Scotland Buddhist Vihara

By |July 28th, 2015|

We are delighted to inform you that we have two new visiting monks from Sri Lanka to observe Vassana Retreat at Scotland Buddhist Vihara this year. Also, we are now able to share the programme for Vassana Dhamma Sermons (Sinhala Medium) and Detailed Year Planner 2015-2016.

Please reserve these important dates in your diary.

October 2014

Kathina Ceremony 2014

By |October 28th, 2014|

Below you will find pictures from the Scottish Buddhist Vihara’s Kathina ceremony held a Partick Burgh Halls in Glasgow on Saturday, the 18th of October 2014

January 2014

Holy Isle – weekend retreat 2014

By |January 16th, 2014|

Dates: April 18, 2014 – April 21, 2014

Course Leader: Ven K Sri Rewatha Thero

Cost: £141 single room, £108 twin each, £84 dorm. Course fee £120

This weekend retreat, which is suitable for beginners and more experienced meditators, teaches mindfulness meditation based on a fusion of traditional Buddhist practice and modern western approaches to health care and education as promoted in the programme of the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical Centre.

Venerable Rewatha, a Buddhist monk of thirty-two years standing, has designed aspects of this course to allow those who are interested in learning mindfulness ways of developing mindful […]

October 2013

Saturday Sermon and Special Puja

By |October 26th, 2013|

 We are delighted to announce that Venerable Batuwangala Rahula Thero, the state award winner for best novel 2005, 2009 and 2012 is currently visiting Scotlandfor one month. We are very fortunate to have him here at the Glasgow Vihara.  The Vihara has organised three sermons that Venerable Rahula will give. These will take place on Saturday 26 October, Saturday 2 November and Saturday 9 November 2013 between 5-6pm.Venerable Rahula will conduct a special puja at the Kathina Ceremony on Saturday 16 November (starting at 2.00pm) at Partick Burgh Hall.Venerable Rahula studied for ten years at Dharmapala Pirivena (Buddhist monks training college) […]

June 2013

Dhammadesana Visits

By |June 11th, 2013|

Bhante Upananda is visiting Glasgow on Saturday the 15th of June, and we will be having a special sermon at the Vihara that day at 5:15pm.  All are welcome.

Born and raised in Sri Lanka, Venerable Dedunupitiye Upananda was ordained at age 14, and received full ordination from the Asgiriya Supreme Sangha Council, Kandy, Sri Lanka, in 1987.

He earned his BA in Pali at the University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka, and MA in comparative religion at Florida International University, Miami.

Formerly a lecturer at the University of Kelaniya, Ren Ci Institute in Singapore and at Florida International University, he is currently doing his graduate studies at the University of Cambridge.

There will be a funeral service for Mr Gandis’ […]

Tuesday and Friday mindfulness classes – back on!

By |June 10th, 2013|

Our regular Tuesday mindfulness practice group and Friday Vispassana groups are now back on.

Classes continue at 7pm to 8pm – bring a friend!

For the Tuesday group – those who have completed the 8 week MBSR course – are very welcome.