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He was ordained under the guidance of Ven. My fears of bowing in the wrong way were also laid to rest.

Ananda Maitreya Thero translation of the Dhammapada is published internationally. I was fortunate to have three delightful meetings with the Mahanayaka Thera in the past three years.

Most of his books are written in English and Sinhala languages. Breakfast generally consisted of thin rice gruel lunu kenda with a few cream crackers and occasionally a couple of small bananas. Ananda Maitreya was staying at his temple at Maharagama and I wanted to visit him too. 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: On 18 JanuaryThero was appointed to the post of Sangha Nayaka of Sabaragamu-Saddhammawansa Nikaya and in the same year he participated in the Sixth Buddhist council held in Myanmar.

I was both amused and impressed to see how assiduously he had taken to the computer, a skill he had learned at the ripe age of 94 and in which he had become quite adept. The work describes in detail the spiritual path of the bodhisattva, and since I knew Ven. Ananda Maitreya Thero was the first Dharmarcharya teacher of Buddhism at Nalanda College Colombowhen it was first established in There is a book on Balangoda Ananda Maitreya teachings.


On a trip down to Colombo, this time to visit an ailing Ven. During this period the Mahanayaka Thera always reminded me of the importance of relying on the Theravada commentarial tradition in order to understand the Pali Dhamma correctly.

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He often liked to stop off here on his way back to his own temple — to rest, enjoy a cup of tea, and chat with the incumbent monk, a close friend of his for many years. Buddhist Group of Kendal. Embassy of Myanmar Sri Lanka. Ananda Maitreya Thero was famous for his achievements in Buddhist meditation. During this happy period I received regular instruction from him in Pali, Suttanta, and Abhidhamma, fields in which his erudition was impeccable.

December 28, at 1: Powered by WordPress and the Graphene Theme. BalangodaSri Lanka.

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At once I felt delighted that my kamma, and the good offices of Ven. It was Venerable Thero who named it ‘Nalanda’ and chose Apadana Sobhini Panna meaning wisdom beautifies character as Nalanda College’s motto, which is still being used.

We expected him to be returning to Balangoda before the rains retreat, and I was hoping to go out to Balangoda after the rainy season to spend a longer period with him at ,aitreya temple. ColomboSri Lanka.

The pleasing way of writing this book is one. Thero also traveled to many countries in the world for the propagation of Buddhism. Ananda Maitreya was widely read, had a rich store of experience, and was an original thinker and writer.

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December 22, at 6: I call upon all those who have material on Venerable Balangoda Ananda Maitreya and his teachings to make them available herelike what has been done for Prof. One day our center received notice that a Buddhist monk from Thwro Lanka would be arriving in Los Angeles.


Ananda Maitreya was living maitfeya the time. On our arrival there we were told that the Venerable had been discharged that same morning and was now at his temple in Maharagama. This is understandable when one realizes that he was a theosophist as well as a Buddhist.

I write human rights and animal rights performance poetry. Earlier, while living in the U. We were on our way back to Sri Nandaramaya from the pirivena, and the Venerable decided to stop off at the Thumbagoda temple, near the approach road to Udumulla.

Thus every so often we would lay the books aside and he would dilate on his theories ranging from the origins of Christianity to the scientific basis for extrasensory perception. He was a self learner theto most of his areas of studies.

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.

The next year the decision had crystallized balangooda my mind to go to Asia to take ordination as a Theravada Buddhist monk. Would I make some blunder that would immediately convince the Mahathera that I was unsuited for ordination as a monk?

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