Sri Lankans in Israel celebrate Vesak

The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Tel Aviv and the Sri Lankan expatriate community in Israel organized the celebration of Vesak Day as in previous years.

On Saturday, May 9 from 6 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. the main Vesak programme of "Observance of Sil" was conducted at Beit Dani Hall in Tel Aviv.

Over 1,000 Sri Lankans and other religious dignitaries in Israel attended. Ven. Ahangama Rathnasiri Maha Thera, Chief Sanganayake, Canada and Ven. Prof. Wijayarajapura Seelwansa Maha Thera, Chief Sanganayake, Europe and Head of Buddhist Philosophy and Contemporary Religion, Vienna University conducted the religious observances on the invitation of the Embassy.

About 150 Sri Lankans observed "Ashta Seela" (Eight Precepts). All participants were served breakfast (Heel Dana), lunch and tea. At the end of the religious programme a group of Sri Lankans performed Vesak Bakthi Gee.

On May 10 a Dhamma discussion followed by Dhana was arranged at the official residence of Ambassador, W.M. Senevirathna.

Top to the page  |  E-mail  |  views[1]
Other Plus Articles
On your feet, wounded soldier
Are we going to punish 3 doctors who served in war zone? -- Letter to the editor
Fragrance of the Dhamma -- Letter to the editor
Let us go back to the way we were -- Letter to the editor

I pray that you steer us towards prosperity -- Letter to the editor

A walking encyclopedia who knew his literature as well as his medicine -- Appreciation
Jetavana, back to the people
The amazing saga of Mihintale
Marvels of art and sculpture
The three phases of Thantirimale
Awards for two Sunday Times photographers
Ask the US Consul
A word in season
The sincerity of her work speaks
Celebrating diversity
Simple objects with deep insights into mind and body
Large Samadhi Buddha statue for New Jersy
Sri Lankans in Israel celebrate Vesak
Holy Cross College gets new sports complex


Reproduction of articles permitted when used without any alterations to contents and a link to the source page.
© Copyright 2009 | Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.Colombo. Sri Lanka. All Rights Reserved.| Site best viewed in IE ver 6.0 @ 1024 x 768 resolution