All Night Paritta Chanting Ceremony 2019 at Jethavana Buddhist Vihara, Birmingham
The Annual All Night Paritta Chanting - 2019 at Jethavana Buddhist Vihara in Birmingham organised by Most Ven. Keppetiyagoda Gunawansa Maha Thera and resident monks together with the devotees of the temple was of great success with a large gathering at the temple premises from the nights on the 15th and 16th of June 2019 to commemorate the arrival of Buddhism to Sri Lanka, to invoke blessings to all our devotees and all living beings and to transfer merits to departed devotees and relatives
This year Paritta Chanting was sponsored by Mr. Ravi Amarasingha, Mrs. Chamila Amarasingha and family who made enormous effort to make the event a success by keeping in touch with the temple donating requisites and providing necessary facilities. Breakfast Dana on the 16th of June 2019 was offered to monks by all the devotees of the temple.
The programme commenced with a Vandana session led by Rev. Thissapura Sugatharathana Thero followed by the lighting of the traditional oil lamp by her excellency high commissioner Ms. Maneesha Gunasekara, the secretary of Education and Culture from Sri Lankan High Commission in the United Kingdom and other distinguished guests with our devotees.
Following are the names of the venerable monks who participated in the Paritta Chanting from different Buddhist Viharas in the UK, Germany, and Sri Lanka.
Ven Dr. Kabalewe Sirisumana Nayaka Thero,Ven Siyambalapitiye Buddharakkhitha Nayaka Thero,Ven Eheliyagoda Dhammapala Nayaka Thero,Ven Dediyawala Wimala Nayaka Thero,Ven Keppetiyagoda Gunawansa Nayaka Thero, Ven Pidiwille Piyathissa Nayaka Thero, Ven Thawalama Bandula Nayaka Thero,Ven Kumburugamuwe Mahanaga Thero, Ven Mapalagama Soratha Thero,Ven Wanduramba Kassapa Thero,Ven Theldeniyaye Amitha Thero,Ven Madugalle Mahanama Thero,Ven Mathugama Palitha Thero,Ven Kannimahara Piyasiri Thero,Ven Witharandeniye Sarada Thero,Ven Nepalaye Sumana Thero,Ven Kaluaggala Saranasiri Thero,Ven Aparekke Dhammananda Thero,Ven Koholankala Kovida Thero,Ven Pelwatthe Dhammananda Thero,Ven Udunuwara Indarathana Thero,Ven Sooriyawewa Kusala Thero,Ven Kudakathnoruwe Vineetha Thero, Ven Galpottayaye Pemananda Thero,Ven Thissapura Sugatharathana Thero, Ven Galayaye Dhammadassi Thero,Ven Monaragala Sumedha Thero,Rev Godamune Gnanissara Thero, Ven Wewala Samitha Thero ,Ven Anamaduwe Wimalajeewa Thero,Ven Nepalaye Suwachseela Thero,Ven Kohukumbure Siridhamma Thero, Ven Hokandara Pannawansa,Ven Wewala Sellarathana Thero
From London Buddhist Vihara, Letchworth Buddhist Vihara, Thames Buddhist Vihara, Barking Buddhist Vihara , Kingsbury Buddhist Vihara, Manchester Ketumati Buddhist Vihara , Nottingham Shanthi Buddhist Vihara , Hounslow Athuladassanarama Buddhist Center, Cambridge Buddhist Vihara, Sambodhi Buddhist Vihara, Bristol Buddhist Vihara, German Munich Vihara, Hendon Mindfulness Meditation Center, Liverpool Sambuddha Vihara.
As the event was a success because of the continuous effort made by all, I would like to thank everyone with the merits we thus gathered.
May the life of all of you be prosperous worldly and spiritually with good health and longevity and ultimately may you all attain the supreme bliss of emancipation of Nibbana.