The first scientific research of meditators in Sri Lanka was launched at Mitirigala Nissranavanaya Forest Monastery on 04th October 2015 with the blessings of the Abbot, Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero. It was a historic event conducted humbly with minimum ceremony and exposure.
The significance of the event will unfold in the foreseeable future together with the side by side development of secular Mindfulness and Vipassana in the country. The speakers at the event explained about the program and its future directions.
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- Introduction by Dr Tara de Mel
- Inaugural Mindfulness Research Studies in Sri Lanka by Aruna Manathunge
- Research protocol, Investigations, Evaluations by Prof. Saroj Jayasinghe
- Most Ven. U. Dhammajiva Maha Thero