The Light of Buddhadharma Foundation announces the date for the eleventh International Tipitaka Chanting Ceremony in Bodhgaya, India. This major gathering of ten countries will take place from December 2nd – 13th, 2015.
The third International Tipitaka Chanting Ceremony was held in Nagpur from November 1st to 3rd 2014 inside the Deekshabhoomi Temple. Participants chanted the Digha Nikaya suttas, and LBDFI invited 24 Theravada bhikkhus from Thailand and Myanmar to lead in the chanting ceremony along with 200 Indian sangha. This was the first ever recitation held inside the stupa.
The Third International Tipitaka Chanting Ceremony Kandy will be held from December 19th to 21st 2014. All are welcome to join in this auspicious event. LBDFI will be sponsoring free distribution of the Majjima Nikaya for all participants and certificates will be handed out upon completion. Following the Chanting Ceremony, the entire Sangha will go to Sri Pada on pilgrimage to offer gold leaf for the World Peace. A few volunteers from Europe and USA will be joining for this program to make this offering.
On the grounds of the Sri Aurobindo ashram in New Delhi 24 monks and 50 lay people gathered to chant the Dhammapda from November 8th-9th 2014. The event was organized in collaboration with the Deer […]
Over 50 Theravada monks and 100 laypeople joined in a procession through the University of Berkeley Campus on the morning of October 9th 2014. At the Doe Memorial library, Professor Robert Sharf, Professor of Buddhist Studies Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures accepted a gift of a decorated scroll in front of the assembled Sangha. The procession then progressed to the shrine hall within the Mangalam Centre, 1018 Allston way, for the opening ceremony of the event.
During the course of the first chanting ceremony in 2006, two meetings were held under the Bodhi Tree attended by representatives of all traditions. It was agreed to form a council to continue these prayer ceremonies annually, […]