Monday, September 26, 2011

Dhamma Garden

Brief Background
While studying in Sri Lanka, I have observed that most of the young Sri Lankans know the very core of Buddhism; they actively participate in all Buddhist festivals and ceremonial religious occasions. This kind of lay Buddhists youth whole hearted participation in all religious affairs, at least to me, can only happen when one has a deep faith in the Triple Gem that they took refuge, - Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha. 

Moreover, the Sri Lankan youth have acquired the skill of English language both oral and writing skill; the youth are being taught Buddhism in English in Some Buddhist monasteries  because English medium of communication is critical and essential for anyone to work in the area of Buddhist missionary both within and outside the country. 

They have been exposed to the given opportunity to study Buddhism in Sunday Dhamma School in Buddhist monasteries since they were young. I have come to know that it is a compulsory for them to attend Sunday school to study Buddhism. 

Observing the success of training Sri Lankan youth has induced in me great inspiration to organize a systematic study and teaching of Buddhism in English to our Burmese youth.

And, my observation of Sri Lankan youth is a great inspiration for me to set up an Institution to promote a similar kind of strong faith in the Buddha’s teaching of the youth of our country, Myanmar. 

For the said purpose, I have made many attempts for the above dream come true. Finally, it has come into existence. The land has been accepted for the centre and the building has been started and done its 95%. We expect to be able to open it by January 2012.