The Crisis facing the Buddhist World

By Senaka Weeraratna, The Buddhist Channel, Feb 28, 2014,11783,0,0,1,0#.WQ75OUV96Uk The Buddhist World lacks an effective mechanism to help save a Buddhist Nation in Danger Colombo, Sri Lanka — The crisis facing the Buddhist world is neither a decline in religious conviction nor an apprehension that truth underpinned by rational argument and new scientific discoveries … Read more

Activists Meet DG of National Commission for UNESCO in Colombo over Buddhist monuments in the North

A group of national activists in Sri Lanka recently had a meeting with Ms. Dhammika Wijesinghe, the Director General of National Commission for UNESCO on the issue of archaeological monuments of the Northern province Sri Lanka. The group was consisting of Ven. Akmeemana Dayarathana Thero, Ven, Iththekande Saddhathissa Thero, Ven, Medille Pagngnaloka thero, Ven. Angulugalle … Read more

World Fellowship of Buddhists to table resolution proclaiming full moon day of September (Binara Poya Day) as the ‘International Buddhist Women’s Day’

The Buddhist Channel, Sept 27, 2016 Seoul, South Korea — At the 28th General Conference of the World Fellowship of Buddhists (WFB) to be held in Seoul, South Korea from 26-30 september 2016, a resolution has been proposed to proclaim the full moon day of September (Binara Poya Day) as the ‘International Buddhist Women’s Day’ … Read more

Gender equality Syndrome – Why is the Pope always a male?

By Shenali D Waduge Foreign governments need issues to send foot soldiers and need slogans to draw natives. These slogans are always initiated by Western Christian nations, their organizations and promoted through their media. Gender equality is a lucrative venture enabling setting up of NGOs, plenty of opportunities to tabulate research, channelling unquestionable funding and giving opportunity to amass public … Read more

Buddhist Women’s Day

  Dekanduwala Bhikkuni Training Institute and Buddhist International (BI) collectively organize a special event to celebrate the historical importance of Binara (September) full-moon day for the Buddhist world. History takes us back to India where the birth of Shakyamuni Thathagatha Gawthama Buddha took place and with time the flourishing of Buddhism across the globe eventually … Read more

BI Coordinates a Social Welfare Program in Kanthale

Buddhist International successfully coordinated a massive social welfare program in Kanthale. It was a donation from a group of Buddhist professionals working abroad, lead by Mr. Malinda Wijekoon, and Mrs. Hiranthi Punchihewa from Australia and, Mrs. Chathurika Manjari, Mr. Sajeew Baddage from few other countries. The donation was made for 100 school children selected from … Read more

Awareness Raising for Bhikkhunis on the Importance of Indigenous Foods and Ayurveda

The Buddhist International recently organized an awareness raising program for Bhikkhunis, on the importance of indigenous food and Ayurveda. It was conducted by the medical experts of the Department of Ayurveda, Sri Lanka. More than twenty five Bhikkhunis of Dekanduwala Bhikkhuni Training Center, Horana, attended the program. The attempt was highly appreciated by the participants. Appreciating the event, the incumbent … Read more