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August 2012

Poya Programme

By |August 1st, 2012|

May all beings be well and happy.

July 2012

Rains Retreat 2012 ???? ?????? ????

By |July 31st, 2012|

It is time to invite the Resident Monks to observe the Rains Retreat for this year as “Wassana” (Rains Retreat) is starting from the Full Moon Poya Day (Adhi Esala Poya) on the 1st of August. We have two new Monks from Sri Lanka hoping to reside for a longer term in the Vihara. Ven Mathugama Palitha Thero is from Bellana Pirivena, where Ven Rewatha Thero hails from. Also we have Ven Denagama Dhammarama Thero from Katta Kaduwa Vihara in Thangalla. Please note the following programmes and we are expecting your participation. The invitation for the Rains Retreat- Wednesday, 01st of August at the Vihara […]

Scotland's Buddhist Vihara 10th Anniversary Celebration

By |July 5th, 2012|

Scotland’s Buddhist Vihara 10th Anniversary CelebrationBy Shira Kirkhope Pictures by Iain Clark and Malitha Yatiwella An anniversary is a joyful occasion, a celebration of achievement and an opportunity for friends, family and well-wishers to gather to congratulate and to reminisce.The 10th Anniversary Celebration of Scotland’s Buddhist Vihara was no exception and despite two previous days of dreadful weather and travel disruptions, a large gathering of Sri Lankan devotees who had come all the way from Dundee, Aberdeen, St. Andrews, Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as  UK guests joined Venerable Rewatha Nayaka Thero and a Sangha of 10 monks and 2 […]

June 2012

Scotland’s Buddhist Vihara – 10th Anniversary Celebration Programme

By |June 29th, 2012|

AM11:00               Buddha Puja (offerings to the Buddha) 11:30               Dana for the Monks and NunsPM12:00               Lunch for Guests 12:50               Guests gather in the small hall (remainder sit in the main hall)01.00               Guests and Monks leaving small room by procession to main hall led by Sri Lankan drummers. When the procession enters the main hall, all stand.01:05               Welcome speech by Venerable K Siri Rewatha Thero 1:10                 Observing five precepts, Metta chanting and blessings by Monks and Nuns 01:20               Documentary film 01:30               Keynote Speech by Sister Ajahn Candasiri01:40               Guest speech by Brian Cox, Rector of Dundee University01:50               Performances of Sri Lankan drummers 02:00               […]

Pirith Mandapa is ready for Maha Pirith Desana on Friday Night

By |June 25th, 2012|

May all beings be well and happy.

Scotland's Buddhist Vihara 10th Anniversary Celebration

By |June 23rd, 2012|

Scotland Buddhist Vihara will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on the 30th of June; at Partick Burgh Hall in Glasgow. The ultimate success of these events lies with the quality of the planning, organising and contributions of the participants. With that in mind, your participation and support would be gratefully received. On the 29th of June, 8:00 p.m. there will be Paritta Chanting conducted by ten Monks, who will be chanting Maha Piritha from a beautiful pavilion which has been skilfully constructed by the devotees of the Scotland Buddhist Vihara. We are especially honoured and grateful to have some of […]