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Metta Meditation – Ven Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero » Dhammikaweb

He opened the Sri Dhammananda Pirivena, Colombo thdro You may use these HTML tags and attributes: Mathises Appuhamy Maddumahamy and B. He was appointed to the post of Dean, Faculty of Buddhist Studies in His work and sacrifices with Anagarika Dharmapala was one of the steering forces of the upholding of Buddhism in Sri Lanka at one stage.

My meetings with the Mahanayaka Thera in those days were not all devoted to religious instruction. As soon as I came up close to the Mahanayaka Thera to begin my bow, he waved me towards a chair, as though he thought he should not impose Asian monastic formalities on a visitor from urbane America. Ananda Maitreya at Sri Nandaramaya.

I write human rights and animal rights performance poetry. Ananda Maitreya, all my fears were dispelled like the morning mist before the rising sun. Lectures and Essays on Buddhism: Would I fumble hopelessly for words?

Ananda Maitreya Thero was famous for his achievements in Buddhist meditation. The name was that of Ven. In recent years I did not have frequent personal contact with Ven.


In addition to that, Nayaka Thero has received two honorary titles, “Saahithyasuuri” from Vidyodaya University and “Saahithya Chakrawarthi” from Vidyalankara University. For a year before I came to Sri Lanka I had already been a vegetarian, but the fare at Udumulla was still too spartan for my needs.

Dukka Sathya – Ven Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero

It was at the end of October that I at last arrived in Sri Lanka, and a week later I made the trip out to Balangoda. Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero lived a modest life and did a great service for the propagation of Buddhist philosophy.

As we approached the room where he was awaiting us, my mind was torn between a keen desire to see my chosen teacher and the anxious thoughts that played havoc with my good intentions. When I saw this, and when I saw the long lines of people that turned out to pay final respects to the body, and the huge crowd that attended the cremation, I realized how powerful an impact this simple monk had made on the people of this nation: He was a self learner in most of his areas of studies.

Yet such honor and fame hardly touched him inwardly: The Path of Truth: I had earlier heard that Ven. A primitive alms hall in the back could accommodate about ten monks, none very comfortably.


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Balangoda Ananda Maitreya Thero

December 23, at 4: Mingun Sayadaw of Myanmar. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Archived from the original on 29 April On a trip down to Colombo, this time to visit an ailing Ven.

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My third meeting with the Mahanayaka Thera took place only a maotreya before his death. The next year the decision had crystallized in my mind to go to Asia to take ordination as a Theravada Buddhist monk.

Though both spoke highly of the excellent qualities of my prospective guru, all along the way I felt somewhat apprehensive about my impending meeting with the Venerable One. Earlier, while living in the U. In the course thefo his exemplary life this outstanding Mahathera has held some of the most prestigious academic and ecclesiastical posts in the country.

Pimbure Sorata Nayaka Thera, in whose vehicle we traveled to Balangoda.