There was a special street event for the 2nd time on Saturday 10th of June 2017 at Athula Dassana Multi Cultural Buddhist Community Centre (Reg.Charity No. 1155139) under the guidance of Most Ven Wanduramba Kassapa Thero who is the Head Monk of the Heathrow Athula Dassana International Buddhist Vihara & also the Chief Buddhist Monk for Great Britain.
The main purpose of this event was to pay our respect and give a Buddhist Blessing to Her Majesty the Queen, on her 91st birthday.
Our street event had Sri Lankan Cultural dance which was performed under the leadership of Mr. Aththanayake . There was a free food stall of Sri-Lankan home cooked food for all to enjoy. Western and Sri-Lankan songs sung by Mr. Kasun Senanayake, Mr. Botheju and Miss. Samadhi kept our visiting neighbours singing along whilst eating. More than 250 people of the local community thoroughly enjoyed the event and praised our community spirit.
Later in the day, Buddhist Monks from other UK Buddhist Centres, with the leadership of Ven Dodamgoda Sumedha Thero chanted special discourses for 3 hours. These discourses provide a healing blessing to all creatures and our environment.
The Buddhist Monks at our event are as follows: Most Ven Homagama Kondanna Thero ( Head of the Kavidhajha Meditation Centre , Sri Lanka ) Most Ven Keppitiyagoda Gunawansa Nayake Maha Thero ( Head of the Jethavana Buddhist Viharaya , Birmingham & Sri Sambuddha Viharaya , Liverpool and also the Chief monk for the Great Britain ) Most Ven Mapalagama Soratha Thero (Jethavana Buddhist Viharaya , Birmingham ) Most Ven Kannimahara Piyasiri Thero (Germany) Most Ven Kanthale Wijithawansa Thero ( Acting Head of the Themes Buddhist Viharaya , Croydon ) Most Ven Nepalaye Sumana Thero ( Sri Saddathissa Internationl Buddhist Viharaya , Kingsbury ) Most Ven Wanduramba Kassapa Nayake Thero ( Head of the Heathrow Athula Dassana International Buddhist Vihara & Chief Buddhist Priest for Great Britain ) Most Ven Dodamgoda Sumedha Thero (Heathrow Athula Dassana International Buddhist Viharaya )Most Ven Kohukumbure Siridhamma Thero (Thames Buddhist Viharaya , Croydon ) Most Ven Galayaye Dhammadassi Thero ( Sri Saddathissa Internationl Buddhist Viharaya , Kingsbury )
The street event was a great success, and we thank all who tirelessly, voluntarily helped to make it all happen. This event organized by Heathrow Athula Dassana Multi Cultural Buddhist Community Centre (Reg.Charity No. 1155139) & Ipswich Sri Lankika Ekamuthuwa. (Reg.Charity No. 1151973) and also Security service provided by Mr. Prashan Wimalarathnam who is the owner of Blackcoatsprotection Security Service.