Light of Dhamma shines on the Duruthu Fullmoon Poya day

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The Duruthu Poya programme of the monthly religious programme series of Anuradhapura Mahaviharaya was conducted whole day on he 12th of January 2017 under the shade of esteemed Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. It was a specialty here that, being the first programme of the year, it was organized based on the New Year.

Commencing the religious programme, the devotees were placed on the eight precepts at 6.00 am as usual. Ven. Kanubichchiye Rathanajothi thero of the Bomaluwa Temple placed the devotees on the eight precepts and conducted the morning Buddha Pooja at 6.30 am. The devotees were given the interval for the morning Dana at 7.00 am.

Mahavihara Meditation Programme Bringing Enlightenment

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The Vap programme of the monthly meditation programme series of Anuradhapura Mahaviharaya was conducted whole day on the Sunday, 30th October under the shade of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. A large number of devotees from all over the island participated in this programme.

Mahaviharaya shines with the light of Dhamma on Vap Poya day

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The Vap fullmoon day programme of the monthly Dana Seela Bhavana religious programme series of Anuradhapura Mahaviharaya was held very successfully whole day on the 15th October. Over fifteen thousand devotees participated in this religious programme held under the shade of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.

Binara Meditation Programme calmed the minds

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The Binara programme of the monthly meditation programme series of Anuradhapura Mahaviharaya was conducted whole day on the Sunday, 02nd October under the shade of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. A large number of devotees from all over the island participated in this programme.

Devotee minds were solace on the Binara Fullmoon Poyaday

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The Binara Fullmoon Poyaday religious programme of the monthly Dana, Seela, Bhavana religious programme series of Anuradhapura Mahaviharaya was held successfully whole day on the 16th September under the shade of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi. Over ten thousand devotees participated in this programme.

Thousands join the path of nirvana

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The Nikini Fullmoon Poya Day programme of the Poya day religious programme series of Anuradhapura Mahaviharaya was held on 17th August very successfully under the shade of the Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi.

Kingdom of Royal Bhutan becomes serene with the Theravada Buddhist ceremonies

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The religious ceremony performing the traditional Buddhist rites to the sacred Bodhi offered from Anuradhapura Mahaviharaya to the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan was held on the 27th July 2016 at the royal temple at the palace compound in Thimphu, Bhutan. This very rarely occurred sacred Bodhi from the esteemed Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi of Anuradhapura was a gift from the government of Sri Lanka on commemoration of the 60th birthday of His Majesty King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, the 4th king of Bhutan. This sacred Bodhi has been planted with great reverence at the Takila Temple in the Lhuntse District of eastern Bhutan, the ancestral home of the Wangchuck family.

Minds become calm with meditation

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The Esala Month's  meditation programme of the monthly Meditation Programme series of Anuradhapura Mahaviharaya was held very successfully whole day on the Sunday, July 3rd. Conducted by veteran teacher of meditation Ven. Ranpathwila Wimalarathana (MA) Nayaka Thero, this programme was participated b a large number of devotees.