Athula Dassana International Buddhist Vihara celebrated the Poson Poya Day in which special religious functions were held (Saturday 10th June 2017) at the Vihara's premises.
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 day also coincided with ‘Poson’ which is the full moon day in June of each year. This day commemorates the coming of Buddhism to Sri-Lanka.
Our Centre commemorated our second year in the new premises which was donated by Dr.Nishanie Bajramovic (BDS) in remembrance of her late mother Dr.Kusuma Wijayatunga (DDS). We also was recently granted status as A Place of Worship for all Buddhists. The main purpose of this event was to bless all our devotees who have helped the Vihara over the years.
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)
We as a community truly appreciate the fact that the UK, our new home allows us to live and practice our peaceful Buddhist way of life.