Theravada Buddhism, literally, “the Teaching of the Elders” or “the Ancient Teaching,” is the oldest surviving Buddhist school. It was founded in India. It is relatively conservative, and generally closer to early Buddhism than the other existing Buddhist traditions. For many centuries, it has been the predominant religion of Sri Lanka (now about 70% of the population) and most of continental Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand)…. view more
See Yatiiyana Wajirapala Thero do the Aththirage Sutra in this very temple.Source:<…
That which harms us is easy to do, yet what is good and enriching for us can be most difficult, yet to honor and respect any life, we must begin wi…
He who has a focused and disciplined mind is happy!
Oh Lord, make us astute in the attitude of our heart and mind, so that we may not allow any offensive or displeasing word our act in our daily life.
What we give and do unto others returns to us, so we should only seek others happiness and safety.
Mysteries and questions are answered in the still places of the heart, and those answers don’t necessarily have question we can even communicate.
if you’re starting out with meditation, don’t beat yourself up about your wild mind.
Profound thoughts about your past or future will come from nowhere when you meditate. Ignore them and focus on the present.
When you start meditating, you will notice how unruly the mind is.
On Buddha Day, people go to temples to pay respects to their spiritual leader.
Buddha’s birthday is celebrated in Thailand and other countries.
Buddhist new year is celebrated for three days in Thailand and Sri Lanka.
True wisdom is to directly see and understand for ourselves.
Understanding reality means totally freeing yourself and leads to great security and happiness which is called Nirvana.
The highest wisdom is seeing that in reality all phenomena are incomplete, impermanent, and not self.
Within Christianity, veneration is practiced by groups such as the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Roman Catholic, and Eastern Catholic Churches.
Angels are shown similar veneration in many religions.
Veneration of saints, is the act of honoring a saint, a person who has been identified as having a high degree of sanctity or holiness.