Declare Binara Poya as ‘International Day for Buddhist Women’: Buddhist International meets UN and Diplomats in Colombo

Heads of Buddhist International met Mr. Subinay Nandy, UN’s resident representative in Colombo, and handed over an official request appealing to take necessary actions to declare Binara full moon poya day (Full moon day of the month of September) as the “International Day for Buddhist Women” by the UN. The meeting took place on Tuesday, … Read more

Buddha sculpture discovered in Tamil Nadu

A research team from Pandya Nadu Centre for Historical Research has unearthed a Buddha statue from a village in Theni District, Tamil Nadu India. According to the sources, the statue remains unfinished, and possibly sculptured in the 10th century. Below is the full article published on The Hindu (Madhirai Edition) by S Poorvaja on the 30th August … Read more

Professor, most venerable Waragoda Pemarathana thero and most venerable Kahagala Sarananda thero joined the advisory council of Buddhist International

Professor, most venerable Waragoda Pemarathana thero and most venerable Kahagala Sarananda thero has volunteered to join the advisory council of Buddhist International. Professor venerable Waragoda Pemarathana thero was the former vice chancellor of the Buddha Shrawaka Bhikkhu university, Anuradhapura, and presently he is the deputy prelate of Ramagngna maha nikaya of Sri Lanka. Venerable Kahagala … Read more

Silent Revolution: Growing numbers of Europeans becoming Buddhists & turning to vegans/vegetarians

Shenali D Waduge    The Europeans are waking up. They are beginning to realize that money cannot buy happiness, that capitalism has not provided mental solace, that meat consumption has caused endless  health issues and their searching minds have discovered the richness in the scientifically proven philosophy of Buddhism. Coupled to this awakening, Europeans and … Read more

Ven. Kirama Wimalajothi thero becomes chief adviser of BI

Considering the request made by Buddhist International, most venerable Kirama Wimalajothi Nayaka thero has accepted the position of chief adviser to the organization. Venerable Wimalajothi thero is well-known around the Buddhist world for his tremendous contribution towards the revival of Buddhism in the 21st century. He is the director of Buddhist Cultural Center, the Founder … Read more

BI Governing Council Met

Inaugural meeting of Buddhist International’s governing council (GC) was held today the 16th June. The meeting took place at the premises of Bhikkhuni Training Center and International Faculty for Buddhist Studies (BTCIFBS) in Horana, Sri Lanka. Today, the Governing Council decided to invite most venerable prof. Waragoda Premarathana Nayaka thero, venerable Kahagala Sarananda thero and … Read more

BI’s International Council is established

Buddhist International has nominated ten members for the organization’s inaugural international council, representing ten different countries. Dilisha Bandara from the UK, Lalani Pathirana from the USA, Samantha Wijerathna from South Korea, Nookaraju Bendukurthi from India, Dilshani Gurudeniya from Germany, Ashok Bandara from Maldives, Suminda Wickramasinghe from Qatar, Dineth Rodrigo from Canada, Sanjaya Diyadawa from New Zealand, … Read more

BI welcomes cabinet decision to build Buddhist monastery in Nepal and urges to do more on spreading Theravada

Buddhist International welcomes Sri Lankan government’s decision to build a Buddhist monastery in Nepal. According to Sri Lankan media, the cabinet has approved a proposal made to build a Buddhist monastery and a Hindu monastery. It is further learnt, the decision had been taken following a report sent by the Sri Lankan Embassy of Nepal, … Read more