Project Description

Donating a World Peace Bell at Sankasya

In 2013 LBDFI installed a Dharma Bell in the historic site of Sankasya, the site where the Buddha returned to the earth from the heavenly realm at the end of the seventh Vassa, having taught the Abhidamma to his mother and other devas. It is also recorded that the Buddha returned every day to eat in the northern continent, and Sariputta went there by his psychic power and served him and so was able to receive the teachings, returning to Sankasya to write them down every evening in a nearby vihara. Because of this, Sankasya is associated with the Abhidamma and venerated by all Buddhists as one of the eight ancient sites of pilgrimage.