Galayaye Piyadassi Sangha Nayaka Thero
arranged an appropriate programme for the
POSON Celebrations at the Sri Saddhatissa
International Buddhist Centre in Kinsbury,
North London, on Sunday 19 May 2016, which
coincided with the Poson Full Moon Day.
Others who participated in
the programme at the SSIBC were Ven.(Dr)
HanduPelpola Mahida Nayaka Thero, Ven.
Waskaduwe Subodhi Thero, Ven. Galayaye
Dhammadassi Thero and Professor Sunill
Kariyawasam, former lecturer at the Kelaniya
University and present Buddhist Chaplain to
the Armed Forces of the UK.
Kariyakarawana, in his Dhamma Talk stressed
the importance of Poson to all Sri Lakans,
where ever they live. He also stressed the
uniqueness of Buddhism compared to other
religions. There was no omniscient and
omnipresent god we have to believe. Not only
this, according to Buddhism one doesn’t have
to wait for death to attain the status of a
Bodhisatta.”. You can achieve this in your
lifetime by following the way shown by the
Buddha. The Dhammachakra Sutta , the first
sermon by the Buddha, gives the basic
structure of the fundamentals of Buddhism.
The Sattipattana Sutta gives the directions.
The Anapana Sutta shows one how to train the
mind by meditation and achieve mindfulness.
We can achieve what we want by our own
pm ATAVISI BUDDHA PUJAVA was
organised by Mr and Mrs Vajira Liyanage, to
celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary, at
the Hyde School as the new sermon hall at
the Vihara was not yet completed. At the
venue a beautiful representation of Arahath
Mahinda's meeting with King Devanam
Piyatissa at Missaka Pawwa in Mihinthale was
built by Jagath Ranasingha and Sarath
Atavisi Buddha Pujava was
conducted by Venerable Dr. Kebellewe
Sirisumana Thero. A large number of devotees
and supporters of the Vihara attended the