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Anagarika Dharmapala: The Revered Buddhist Revivalist

Feb 19, 2018
Anagarika Dharmapala: The Revered Buddhist Revivalist

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline) Formerly known as David Hewavitharne, Anagarika Dharmapala (Sinhalese: අනගාරික ධර්මපාල) of Sri Lanka was one of the most revered Buddhist revivalists and writers of the 20th Century. He was well known as a significant reformer of Buddhism in Sri Lanka as well as one of the founding fathers...

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Ven. Dr. Walpola Rahula Maha Thera: The Theravadan Academic

Feb 11, 2018
Ven. Dr. Walpola Rahula Maha Thera: The Theravadan Academic

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai) Ven. Dr. Walpola Rahula Maha Thera is widely acclaimed to have been one of the greatest luminaries amongst Sri Lankan scholars of the 20th century. He was a fully ordained monk of the Theravada tradition, an erudite scholar and author of a number of important books on...

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Pilgrimage to Sri Lanka

Feb 3, 2018
Pilgrimage to Sri Lanka

This (mostly) pilgrimage trip to Sri Lanka was inspired by my Guru, H.E Tsem Rinpoche, who encouraged me to bring my family on a blessed pilgrimage trip instead of a regular holiday to places which do not have much meaning. I thought about what my Guru said, and it makes a lot of sense...

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Pope Francis Makes Surprise Visit to Buddhist Temple

May 23, 2017
Pope Francis Makes Surprise Visit to Buddhist Temple

Dear friends around the world, I have always respected great spiritual masters like Mother Teresa and Saint Francis of Assisi, who went out of their way to reach out to those who need help, regardless of religious and racial differences. A religion is a pillar that supports and fuels our mental, emotional and spiritual...

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Giritale, Sri Lanka (site of the replica Avukana Buddha)

May 16, 2017
Giritale, Sri Lanka (site of the replica Avukana Buddha)

(By Tsem Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline Woon) Among the many countries around the world, Sri Lanka is known for its rich Buddhist culture and heritage. It is where the the ancient city of Polonnaruwa is located, a place where kings ruled Sri Lanka’s central plains more than 1,000 years ago. It was a thriving...

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