Notice Board

 Special Notice Number 04 – 3.45 pm 27 September 2017
Most of the audio links are not working at Damsara…

Most of the links to audio files are not working due to a recent update at Dropbox. It happened on 02 September 2017. 

Dropbox got back to us and informed that it is due to a Global decision. Apparently the previous sharing links prepared by them are not safe for confidential type of work. So now they have ‘regrettably’ stopped the sharing in the old way and ask us to generate new links in the new ‘safe’ way to our audio files. 

We have started the migration process to an existing fall-back system. Check the following list daily for newly migrated Dhamma.

Now all the uploads of 2017 and 2016 are working!

The following are now working fully;
Kayagatasati Sutta at One Day Retreats, RET 155 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 43Mūla Pariyāya Sutta at the Upper monastery, Silavanta Sutta at Kalalgoda in English, Sangiti Sutta – සඞ්ගීති සූත්‍රය,  Sila Sutta at Sri Gnanarama, Chachakka Sutta at Lanka Vipassana, Sri Subodharamaya – Apannaka Sutta, Day Retreat at Daham Medura – KurunegalaVen. Thuruvila DhammaVijaya Thero, Koggala and ImaduwaDasuttara Sutta – Part 07 (In English), Chethokhila Sutta – චෙතොඛිල සූත්‍රය, Samaññaphala Sutta – Upper MonasteryRET 153 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 42, Matara Nissarana Desana, Pottapada Sutta – Savatti, India 2013Pottapada Sutta to Monks (2013 to 2014)Short Dhamma Discourses – SinhalaSati Pirivena සති පිරිවෙනSallekha Sutta – Prior Lake 2017, RET 151 Silent Retreat, RET 150 Silent Retreat, Prathama Nāthakarana Sutta, RET 148 Silent Retreat, Phena Pindupama SuttaMālunkyaputta Sutta (In Sinhala)Retreat at Connecticut, USA 2017Insight Through Satipatthāna (English)Girimananda Sutta 2014 (English), Girimananda Sutta-Vancouver 2013Anumana Sutta – Part 2_Feb 2015, RET 147 Silent RetreatRET 146 Silent Retreat, RET 144 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 40RET 145 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 41, Anapanasati Sutta – One Day Retreats, Aggi Vachchagoththa Sutta, RET 141 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 37, Dasuttara Sutta – Part 34, Dasuttara Sutta – Part 06 (English), Dasuttara Sutta – Part 39 (සති පිරිවෙන), RET 140 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 36, RET 142 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 38, Dasuttara Sutta – Part 05 (English), අතීත ලංකාවේ ගිහියන් වැඩිදෙනෙක් සෝවාන් ඵල ලැබූ සුත්‍රය, තමන් සෝවාන් දැයි තමා තුලින්ම දැනගැනීමට බුදුරදුන් පෙන්වා දුන් ක්‍රමය, Dasuttara Sutta – Part 33, Silawathie Sevana, Dasuttara Sutta – Part 32, RET 137 Lonaphala Sutta, Heedfulness (In English), RET 138 Dasuttara – Part 35, World Buddhist Conference – Toronto 2017, RET 136 (Silent Retreat), Maha Sunyatha Sutta – Part 01, Dasuttara Sutta – Part 31, Chappanaka Sutta – Melbourne 2016, Sevitabbāsevitabba Sutta (Sinhala), Sevitabbāsevitabba Sutta – (English),  RET 125 Dasuttara Sutta – English, Cula-suññata Sutta – (English), Four foundations of Mindfulness at CYM (English), Paticca-samuppada-vibhanga Sutta at Berlin, RET 132 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 30, RET 131 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 29, Dasuttara Sutta – Part 28, RET 130 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 27, RET 129 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 26, RET 128 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 25, Tour of Dhamma in Oman, RET 126 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 23, RET 124 Sekha Sutta, Cula-suññata Sutta – Q&A (Sinhala), RET 123 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 22, Khirarukkopama Sutta (Toronto), Dhamma Questions in English (Toronto), Dutugamunu Aranya Senasanaya, RET 121 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 21, RET 120 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 20, RET 119 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 19, RET 117 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 17, First Retreat for Children, RET 118 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 18, RET 116 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 16, RET 115 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 15, Rahula Sutta, RET 114 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 14, RET 113 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 13, RET 112 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 12Phena Pindupama Sutta, Bodhiraja Kumara Sutta (English), Maha Thanha Sankaya Sutta (English), Madhupindika Sutta – Melbourne_Jan 2016, At Sri Gnanarama on 31 Dec 2016, Pubbeva Sambodha Sutta, First Retreat of Ven. Dhammasunita Thero, Ven. Dhammasunita Thero, Short Dhamma Discourses – In Sinhala,  Short Dhamma Discourses (English), Brief Dhamma Clips (In English), Chula Sunyatha Sutta – 2013, Brief Dhamma Clips (Sinhala)Satipatthana Sutta-Brisbane (English)Maha Sakuludai Sutta (English)Dasuttara Sutta (English)Dasuttara Sutta – Part 09Dasuttara Sutta – Part 10Kumbha SuttaNala Kalāpa SuttaDasuttara Sutta – Part 11Dasuttara Sutta – Part 08Dasuttara Sutta – Part 07Dasuttara Sutta – Part 06Dasuttara Sutta – Part 05Dasuttara Sutta – Part 04Dasuttara Sutta – Part 03Dasuttara Sutta – Part 02Upanisa Sutta, RET 98 Chachakka Sutta, RET 97 Dasuttara Sutta – Part 01Vajji Puttha SuttaUpawana Sutta – Part 05Upawana Sutta – Part 04Upawana Sutta – Part 03Sanimiththa Suttaමහා තණ්හා සංඛය සූත්‍රයVatthupama SuttaPosala SuttaSela Sutta, RET 93 Upawana Sutta – Part 2Mahā Sāropama SuttaRET 92 Upawana Sutta – Part 1RET 91 Anumana Sutta – Part 5Suriya Sutta at Vipassana CenterRET 90 Anumana Sutta – Part 4RET 89 Anumana Sutta – Part 3RET 88 Anumana Sutta – Part 2RET 87 Anumana Sutta – Part 1Appamada Desana – AmitirigalaĀsivisopama Sutta_Toronto_2013, Basic Instructions in Meditation – Sinhala, Janussoniya Sutta_Auckland_2015Sammaditthi Sutta_Dunedin 2015Ajitha Sutta_Brisbane 2014-2015Desanas at HokandaraKhagga Visana SuttaBasic Instructions in Meditation – EnglishSuriya Sutta at Allenmathiniyaramaya (English)Dasuttara Sutta (In English)Posala Sutta Questions in English, Most Ven. Mankadawala Sudassana TheroSālā Sutta_Koralawella-2015 (In English)Meditation Program for the Youth (In English)Sambojjanga_Kanduboda 2008, Ajitha Sutta (In English)Girimananda Sutta-2014 (In English)Sangiti Sutta 2014 (In English)RET 71 Cula-suññata Sutta-2014 (In English)Ajahn Brahm – Dhamma Talks to Monks, Nuns and Anagarikas (In English)අනාථපිණ්ඩිකොවාද සූත්‍රය – දම්රිවි (2011-2015)Maha Sathipattana Sutta – 2006 to 2008


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Important Upcoming Events

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  1. Day Retreat in Sinhala at Lanka Vipassana Meditation Center, Col 07 (Ven. Athurugiriye Dhamma Vihari Thero): 17 December 2017 (Click here to reach the web page)
  2. Three Days Residential Retreat in English at Kalalgoda: 20 – 23 December 2017: (Click here for the web page)
  3. Day Retreat in Sinhala at Daham Medura, Kurunegala (Ven. Panadure Chandaratana Thero): 30 December 2017 (Click here to reach the web page)
  4. Day Retreat in Sinhala at දුටුගැමුණු ආරණ්‍ය සේනාසනය, විජිතපුර,කලාවැව,(පූජ්‍යපාද  තුරුවිල ධම්මවිජය හිමි) යෝගීන්ගේ දානය පිරිනමනු ලැබේ: 30 December 2017 (Click here to reach the web page)
  5. Day Retreat in Sinhala at Nissaranavanaya Forest Monastery (Ven. Panadure Chandaratana Thero): 06 January 2018 (Click here to reach the web page)
  6. Day Retreat in Sinhala at Sri Gnanarama Meditation Center, Thalawathugoda (Ven. Panadure Chandaratana Thero): 14 January 2018 (Click here to reach the web page)

14 thoughts on “Notice Board

  1. There is nothing more valuable than this Dhamma knowledge given to the public. For me this worth more than anything in this world.
    Sadu Sadu

  2. I am in search of details and definitions of “Sanga Beda” (divisions of monks) which includes in Anantariaya Papa Karma in Buddhism.
    As there are different views among people, please help me to get the real definition of this.
    If you could inform me the literature where to find this, it would be much helpful.
    Thank you

    • Dear Rohi,
      I don’t know much about this. However, I was informed some time ago by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero that this division of monks could only be done by another monk. Lay people cannot commit that according to Vinaya.

      With Metta,


  3. Dear Aruna,

    Thank you very much for your efforts for uploading damma talks. However basic instruction to meditation and other related files are still not working. I would greatly appreciate if you could upload them as well.

    With metta


  4. Dear Anura,
    How can I participate for the Meditation programme at Nissarana meditation centre? Planning to go there in January. Please let me know.
    With Metra,

  5. Dear Aruna,

    I attended the Meditation program at Sri Gnanarama Meditation Center, Thalawathugoda for the first time last Saturday (18/11) with my husband.

    The time spent there was so much valuable and we greatly appreciate your efforts and guidance.

    I would like to know whether there is a weekly meditation program conducted at Sri Gnanarama Meditation Center.

    If so, please let me know the date and time, as we would like to participate if there is a weekend program.

    Theruwan Saranai
    Avanthi Perera

    • Dear Avanthi,

      The meditation program on that day was conducted by Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero of Mitirigala Nissaranavanaya Forest Monastery. That particular program from Nissaranavanaya monastery is held only once a month.I don’t know whether they conduct any other meditation programs at Sri Gnanarama Meditation Center. You will have to check from that temple.

      Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero is leaving the country on a Dhamma tour to Australia and New Zealand on 07 December 2017. The December meditation program at Sri Gnanarama will be conducted by Ven. Panadure Chandaratana Thero. He is also from Nissaranavanaya Monastery. Incidentally we had another one day program in Colombo on the 19th November 2017 at Lanka Vipassana Meditation Center, Col 07.

      You could always check the following month’s program of Nissaranavanaya regarding One Day programs by scrolling down on the ‘Home’page of Here is a link:

      You could also check the latest additions to Damsara on the ‘”Announcements’page. It is updated regularly. We will update the Australian/Zealand Dhamma recordings of Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero even before he return to Sri Lanka in Feb 2018.Here is a link to that Announcements page:

      Kindly let me know if you wish to subscribe to Damsara Newsletter. We publish some of the most important Dhamma Talks and clips in that newsletter.

      With Metta,


      • Dear Aruna,

        Thank you so much.
        I have already subscribed to the Newsletter as per the information given by you at the Sri Gnanarama Meditation Cente, last Saturday.

        Theruwan Saranai

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