National Thripitaka Week observed in Melbourne | Daily News

National Thripitaka Week observed in Melbourne

The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Melbourne, in association with the resident monks and management committees of the Dhammasarana Buddhist Temple at Keysborough and the Mahamewnawa Meditation Centre in Melbourne, organised two religious programmes on March 16 and 24 to commemorate the National Thripitaka Week in Sri Lanka.

At the Dhammasarana Buddhist temple, the Most Ven. Kotte Santhindriya Thera delivered a special Dhamma sermon on the significance of the Thripitaka. The Most Ven. Thera appreciated the efforts of the government in preserving the Thripitaka and especially the decision of President Maithripala Sirisena to declare Thripitaka as a National Heritage and also to take appropriate action to propose to the UNESCO to accept the Thripitaka as a world heritage and to list the same under the World Heritage Register of the UNESCO. Pursuant to the Dhamma Sermon, over 150 devotees engaged in a discussion with Most Ven. Santhindriya Thera on the importance of Thripitaka to Theravada Buddhists in the World and especially to Sri Lankan Buddhists.

With the participation of over 300 devotees, the second Religious Programme was held at the Mahamewnawa Meditation Centre on March 24. The religious observances were conducted by the residence monks of the Centre. The Dhamma sermon was delivered by the Chief Sangha Upasthayaka Thera of the Mahamewnawa Meditation Centre. The Most Ven. Thera highlighted the importance of Theravada Thripitaka, which is a unique national heritage of Sri Lanka.


 

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