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.May all beings be well and happy.
We are sorry to announce that the Tuesday Practice group (7pm-8pm) and Friday Vipassana Practice Group sittings are cancelled from 25thof April to 1st of June 2013.The classes will resume from Tuesday the 4th of June and Friday the 7th of June.Please remember the everyday activities of the Vihara will continue as normal. If you would like to visit the Vihara please contact the resident monks on 0141 237 3618.The Venerable Rewatha Nayaka Thero is not available during this time as he will be participating in Religious and Education programmes in Thailand.May all beings be well and happy.
The Wesak programme 2013 will be held at the Vihara on Saturday the 25th of May from 9.00am to 6.00pm. This is our traditional Sila Programme and those who wish to observe the Eight Precepts please contact the Vihara.The Sila Programme starts at 9.00am and last until 4.00pm. Those who are not able to observe the Eight Precepts are welcome to attend the Evening Puja and Paritta Chanting from 5.00pm to 6.00pm. May all beings be well and happy.
2013 MBSR Course 1Monday 15 April-3 June : 19.00-21.00 Eight-week course (Please note there will be no class on 31 January) One day retreat 10.00-15.00: Date TBC2013 MBSR Course 2Wednesday 17 April-5 June: 19.00-21.00 One day retreat: 10.00-15.00: Date TBC2013 MBSR Course 3Thursday 30 May-18 July: 19.00-21.00 One day retreat 10-15.00:Date TBC2013 MBSR Course 4Wednesday 10 July-28 August 19.00-21.00 One day retreat 10.00-15.00:Date TBCMay all beings be well and happy.
Most Venerable Kotapola Amarakiththi Nayaka Thero will be visiting the Scotland Buddhist Vihara on Saturday for few days.Some of our devotees have met the Nayaka Thero when he was in the Rain's Retreat during 2007 at the Vihara.We are organising a special puja to welcome and bless Venerable Amarakiththi Thero to Scotland Buddhist Vihara, please find details below.Date: Sunday, the 31st MarchTime: 05:00 p.m. onwardsVenue: Scotland Buddhist ViharaAll are welcome!May all beings be well and happy.
Kathina Ceremony at Scotland’s Buddhist ViharaPictures By Malitha YatiwellaThe devotees of Scotland’s Buddhist Vihara organised the annual Kathina Ceremony on 10th of November under the guidance of the Venerable Kamburawala Sri Rewatha Nayaka Thero, the Chief Sangha Nayaka for Great Britain( Kotte Chapter)The ceremony, which was held in the Vihara, was well attended by the devotees of many parts of Scotland including Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Stirling, Inverness, Dundee and Glasgow.It was a remarkable day for devotees and friends of the Vihara as there were seven monks for the ceremony, 4 of whom had come all the way from London. The Kathinanisansa [...]
Venerable Rewatha Thero has delivered a Dhamma talk in the opening ceremony last night and it was well received by the hundreds of Buddhists and Non Buddhists gathered to witness Buddha's Relics.We had several of our devotees attended in the opening ceremony tonight and we very much appreciate their participation.Ven Rewatha Thero wishes to inform all our devotees of the closing ceremony on Sunday the 16th. There will be a rare opportunity for all of you to witness Buddha's Relic's before they continue the world tour.We are expecting to participate in the closing ceremony on Sunday between 03:00 pm - [...]
May all beings be well and happy.
Tour of the Buddha's Relics to Scotland Dates/Times: Opening Ceremony: Friday 14 September 2012, 7pm-9pm. GeneralVenue: The University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy Centre, 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AL. (Next to Potterow Students Centre. General enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org,0131 650 2595).Public Viewing: Saturday 15 September 2012, 10am-6pm. Sunday 16 September2012, 10am-5pm.Event Description: A precious collection of sacred relics of the Buddha and many other Buddhist masters is currently touring the world. The Touroffers a rare opportunity to view these relics, which were found among the cremation ashes of Buddhist masters. The relics resemble pearl-likecrystals. Buddhists believe relics embody the master's spiritual qualities of compassion and wisdom [...]