India Pilgrimage 2023

To retrace Buddha’s footsteps, Venerable K. Rathanasara led an 11-day pilgrimage in Nov 2023 to India, visiting eight famous sites where significant events of Buddha’s life occurred.
(1) Lumbini – the place where Buddha was born
(2) Bodh Gaya – the site of Buddha’s enlightenment
(3) Sarnath – where Buddha pronounced his first teachings; turning of the Wheel of Dhamma
(4) Rajgir – where the first Buddhist council was convened, and the passing on of Buddha’s teachings in oral tradition was created.
(5) Sravasti – where Buddha spent 24 rainy seasons teaching in Jetavana Vihar
(6) Kapilvastu – capital of the Shakya Kingdom where the Bodhisattva was brought up
(7) Vaishali – where the Buddha initiated the Bhikkhuni order and announced his final passing away 3 months prior
(8) Kushinagara – where Buddha passed on and attained nirvana.

The trip filled the Dhamma followers with awe, leaving many deeply touched and reflective. Their commitment to practise was further affirmed.

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Robe Donations at Monk Training Centers in Sri Lanka

The offering of robes to monks after the Rains Retreat is a significant Buddhist practice that has been observed since the time of the Buddha. This meritorious act generates immeasurable merits and blessings. All robes offered at our Robe Offering Ceremonies are used by monks, as these robes are donated to Monks Training Centers in Sri Lanka.

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Official Opening Ceremony of
the Dhammakami Buddhist Society Centre
(3 February 2018)

A momentous event graced by 20 venerable monks from various Buddhist traditions and well-attended by generous donors and ardent students of our Dhamma classes.

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Dhamma Study and Daily Practice Class 2018
(Sundays 2018)

Long running Sunday class when Venerable K. Rathanasara leads us through four aspects of the Buddhist practice – devotional, meditation, discourse learning, and Dhamma sharing. An essential learning about how to live the Dhamma in our daily lives.

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Teenage Dhamma Group
(2018)

Starting young in Buddhism. A weekly one-hour class with Venerable K. Rathanasara to develop the seeds of spiritual awakening among like-minded young Dhamma friends.

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Vesak Celebration and Tisarana Ceremony
(29 May 2018)

Commemorating Vesak which marks the birth, enlightenment and paranibbana passing of Gautama Buddha. A spiritually meaningful day, which began with a Dhamma talk followed by Tisarana (Three Refuge) ceremony, lunch dana and chanting of the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta (Discourse on Setting in Motion the Wheel of Truth).

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One Day of Mindfulness Retreat
(9 August 2018)

Take a Breath. Still the Mind. Live this Moment and Walk the Path. We have been conducting this retreat every year on the 9th of August since 2009.

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