06 July 2012

World Peace Blessing Ceremony

To celebrate the 2556th Buddha Jayanti, a special ceremony (World Peace Blessing Ceremony) was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 7-11 May 2012.

 More than six hundred delegates from 24 countries attended the ceremony. It was the first time in the modern Sri lankan history that sangha members from all three major Buddhist traditions (Theravada, Mahayana and Vajayana) jointly hosted a blessing ceremony together. H.E. President Mahinda Rajapaksa also attended the ceremony and gave alms to the sangha.

Under the guidance of Ven. B. Chandima Mahathero, Theravada Samadhi Education Association assisted the organizing of the Ceremony.

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