The Annual New Year’s Day Blessing ceremony at the Thames Buddhist Vihara

On the 1st of January 2018 a special all-day ceremony to invoke blessings for devotees for the new year 2018 was organised by Young Buddhists, Dhamma school & Thames meditation society under the guidance of Ven.Kohukumbure Siridhamma; Acting head of the vihara & Ven.Dombawala Amitha.

At 9am & 3pm a religious observances and pirith chanting ceremony was held to bless the devotees. More than 500 people joined the temple through the day to receive blessings for the new year.

At 7pm, the day of religious activities came to an end with aspecial “Nawa Arahadi Buddha pooja and jaya pirith chanting” led by Venerable maha sangha.

Pictures by Gihan Jayathilake