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Notice Board is the “Home Page” of damsara.org. Damsara is dedicated to propagating Vipassana and Samatha practices as taught by the Lord Buddha. 

We present the teachings of some of the best Buddhist meditation teachers in Sinhala and English.


We recently launched a Video Channel at YouTube.

Given here is the link to the YouTube Channel: Damsaraorg Sri Lanka

The description/objectives/ethics of this new YouTube channel are as follows;

Let’s apply Buddhism practically in our Lives. බුදු දහම ප්‍රායෝගිකව ජීවිතයට එක් කරමු:

1. මෙම YouTube නාලිකාව මගින් මූලික වශයෙන් බුදුරජාණන් වහන්සේ විසින් ගිහි ජීවිතයක් ගතකරන්නන් හට නිවන්මග විවර කරගැනීම සඳහා සිදුකල ධර්ම කරුණු අනුව පැවැත් වූ ධර්ම දේශනාවන් සහ සාකච්චාවන් විකාශනය කෙරෙනු ඇත. අපගේ අරමුණ වන්නේ යහපත් ගිහි දිවියක් ගතකරනා අතර නිවන් ගමන සාක්ෂාත් කරගන්නා ආකාරය බොදු සමාජයට පහදා දීමයි. 


2. එමෙන්ම මෙම නාලිකාව තුලින් ත්‍රිපිටකයට අනුකුල වූ නිවරදි බුදුදහම ඉදිරිපත් කිරීමටත් ඇතැම්විට ලාංකික සමාජය තුල මුල්බැසගෙන ඇති දහමේ වැරදි අර්ථ කථනයන් පෙන්වා දීමටත් බලාපොරොත්තු වෙමු.

3. එමන්ම මෙම නාලිකාව කිසිදු වෙළඳ දැන්වීම් වලින් තොරව පවත්වෙනු ඇත.

මෙම කාරණා අපගේ යුග මෙහෙවරක් ලෙස සලකන්නෙමු.

තෙරුවන් සරණයි!

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38 thoughts on “Notice Board

  1. I downloaded the 2018 New Jersey damma talks. it is not clear .can you please correct them . It is very valuable to hear the Nandakowada sutta in damma talk 02 and 03.
    theruvan saranin nivanama vethva !!!

    • Dear Thamara,

      I am sorry. I am unable to help you. You will have to check with those who publish talks at Nissaranavanaya web site. Go to the contact section of that website and make your request regarding the clarity of the recordings. Here is the link http://www.nissarana.lk/contact/

      The Hony. Secretary of Mitirigala Nissaranavanaya Karaka Sabha has instructed me not to publish the talks of the Ven. monks of Mitirigala. Also I don’t anymore receive the recordings of the Mitirigala monks. In future you will have to depend on the official web site of Mitirigala (http://www.nissarana.lk/) to listen to the talks of the Ven. monks of Mitirigala.

      With Metta,

      Aruna

  2. Theruvan saranai
    I tried to download “maha chaththarisika sutta” by most venarable Dhammajeeva. thero.
    but it’s not working.
    please be kind enough to re upload
    nirvana shanthiyama veva!
    chandima

  3. Theruwan saranai!!!

    Is there any Proposal for Most Ven. Udairiyagama Dammajeewa thero to visit Japan (Tokyo) anytime soon. Please notify if any.

    • Bhanthe is very busy attending an overseas tour of Dhamma. However, he tries to answer the questions raised by those who have attended the residential retreats at Mitirigala. They know the required format of asking only the relevant questions pertaining to ones own meditation practice. Those who attend the retreats are given Bhanthe’s email address. Have you attended the residential retreats at Mitirigala?

      Another way is to raise questions personally either orally or in written form during Bhanthe’s one day retreats conducted in Colombo and Peradeniya.

  4. Dear Aruna,

    Dasuttara Sutta 31 link is not working.
    Can you please re-upload the damma talks.

    Much merit for your great service

    Champa

  5. Theruwan Saranai,

    I am Ellepola Sudhamma Thero living in Kahagolla Aranya at Diyatalawa, Bandarawela.

    As a Aranya monk we do not communicate even with our relatives.

    But I came to the mind that I have the right to intend them to the path of dhamma. After a long period of time, last week I went to meet my relatives.

    I went Pindapathe and evening held dhamma discussion sitting in a little place near a bodhitree.

    In order to best develop their dhamma path, I thought that I would supply them with a mini library of dhamma books. Therefore please help me to find dhamma books for this mini library.

    It will gain much dhamma Dana and merits and to attain to Nibbana.

    I hope you can pay kind consideration to help at your earliest possible because I have to sit for 20 days meditation course at Peradeniya on 05th June.

    Contact: 0714403461
    email: sudhamma2469@gmail.com

    Thanking you with deep metta,
    Be happy!!!

    Ellepola Sudhamma Thero.

    • Ven. Thero,

      Your request is posted in the comments section of Damsara. May those willing to compile a Dhamma library directly contact the Thero as per the contact details provided.

      With Metta,

  6. dear anuraa
    are there any other discussins recorded on katukurunde gnananandas nivane niveema other than the earlier 4 programmes you included in your news letter sent to me?If so pl send to me those programmes which are taking place in your Tuesday discussions.Thank you Budu saranai

    christiesilva1938@hotmail.com

    • Dear Christie,

      Kindly note that it is an ongoing series. I upload those after audio editing as those are sent to me. Also check the ‘Announcements’ main page at Damsara every day. The latest uploads to Damsara are displayed there.

      With Metta,

      Aruna

  7. theruwan sa! harima pahadili budda desanawakhonda kamatahanak.pinwath obata Aruna Nirodaya wadi duraka nowe.

  8. Dear Anura,
    Bhaya bherava sutta recording is not clear. Is it possible to post in a
    clear one, as it is a very valuable sutta and I would like to listen to it.
    Thank you

  9. Dear Anura,
    Thank you for your efforts in bringing the dhamma to us thru your recordings.
    I in fact listen to a sermon almost every day. It is very enlightening.
    I would like to make a donation this month.
    May you have the required effort to continue your meritious work in the
    year 2018 as well

  10. 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 damsara.org. Here is a link: https://damsara.org/

      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: https://damsara.org/announcements/

      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,

      Aruna

      • 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
        Avanthi

  11. 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,
    Nilmini

  12. 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

    Champa

  13. 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,

      Aruna

  14. 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

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