Project for Providing three months of Amisha Dana for 37 monastics at the Anthar Sumbuddha Pirivena-Kalpitiya during Covid-19.
As a result of the lockdown and curfew imposed by the government of Sri Lanka, many of the families in this non-Buddhist community in Kalpitiya area are facing many difficulties in providing basic needs to the families. All of the monastic temples also in this area are facing much difficulties receiving basic dana meals now. We have been reached by the Sumitta Nayaka Thero at the Pirivena and expressed there is a huge immediate need for daily amisha dana for 37 monastics at the Pirivena.
During this pandemic, Path Nirvana Foundation has been coordinating with various local Sri Lankan organizations in the ground to provide necessary groceries directly to the most needed neighborhoods and also for monastics Temples/Aranyas facing difficulties. Kalpitiya is a beach side area with mostly non-Buddhist communities. Path Nirvana Foundation has initiated this project to provide amisha dana for the 37 monastics for next three months during the Covid-19 pendenmic.
The cost estimated is $80.00 per day for breakfast and lunch both dana offerings. If you wish to participate in this project, you can make a tax deductible donation here via Paypal or send us a check.
As a result of the lockdown and curfew imposed by various local governments in South Asia many of the families who had non-regular jobs are out of work unable to buy food and medicine. We are coordinating with various local Sri Lankan organizations in the ground to provide necessary groceries directly to the most needed neighborhoods. Some photos from one of the projects that was recently completed are posted below.
Our organization is run by volunteers and 100% of your tax deductible donation will go to the hands of the poor as food and medicine. We have lot of experience working with Sri Lankan charity groups and as a Buddhist organization with high moral standard we take our responsibly with your donation very seriously.
You can also contact us to learn more about our projects.
We donated 7500 USD worth of dry goods to the poor families in the Kurunduwatta area in Colombo, Sri Lanka who have lost their jobs due to lockdowns. Please check some of the photos below.
We have donated food items to 300 families in the Mirigama area through one of our local organizations “Gautama Daruwo Arya Foundation” costing a total of 591,500 Rs or 3,150 USD. Some of the photos from this donation can be seen below.
The offering of 5000 Tipitakas at one given time could well be considered the largest ever Dharma Dana made to monks in the recent past. The concept itself arises from the disheartening situation found currently worldwide where the pristine Buddha word which is given the supreme place of teacher and guide in the absence of Lord Buddha himself, is being distorted and interpreted as thought fit by certain monks creating doubt and confusion among the followers. The primary reason for this malpractice is the lack of knowledge about the contents of Abhidhamma, Sutra and Vinaya Pitakas (texts). The teachings of the Lord Buddha is preserved in its purest form in these texts and they are available in voluminous printed version known as the Tipitaka .
The unavailability of this source of knowledge due to its considerably high cost and bulky size has resulted in a situation where monks give their own meanings as they seem fit and misguide the followers. In an attempt to provide a solution to this critical issue, a timely idea was brought forward to provide the Tipitaka to monks in electronic form. A device has been customized and designed in the form of a Tab where only the functionality of reading is made available. All other options usually available in such a device has been removed so ensure that the e-reader would be used only to gain access to the already installed Tipitaka, Atuwa, Tika etc.
5000 invited monks will be offered in year 2020 at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium at the Vibhajjavada Bhikku Conference. The opportunity is available to sponsor one such device at a fixed price or a make contribution towards the cause. Make use of this great opportunity you have been given to support preserve the pristine Buddha word and to make that knowledge available to the Maha Sangha in an attempt to stop the distortion of the Buddhist Philosophy. May the merit of this task help each and every one of you on your journey through samsara in understanding the teachings of the Lord Buddha. May the merit of this help you see the reality of life from within.
You can make a donation for this Dhamma donation program through Path Nirvana Foundation. We are planning to end this campaign on 5th January 2020. Please send your donation before then. Methods of Donation
We have decided to support the following project to buy a land for building a Pariyatti center. You can donate to buy at least one perch (50,000 LKR or just 275 USD). Following is the letter explaining the project.
Dear Path Nirvana Foundation Regarding proposed land extension for facilitate Pariyatthi Project in Katana. Katana Sri Gangārāma Vipassanā Meditation center https://goo.gl/maps/KcFyNfwoDv92 is an affiliated monastery to the Sri Kalyānī Yogasrama Samstha. This monastery will be the main residence of the Sri Lankan monks led by Ven Werapitiye Dewananda, Ven Watagoda Maggavihārī Theros who are currently studying in Myanmar. We are intending to use this place as the base to make our institutional plans and manage project developments about the future Dhamma Institution, most probably, in Kaluwaragaswewa Divisional Secretariat Portal, near Anamaduwa. As initiation the qualified monks will be gathered here and according to curriculum, the text books will be prepared for the upcoming Pariyatti & Bhikkhu training program. As for our experience and understanding, we have chosen this location as it meets easy access for both monks and lay devotees who provide and gain support and services. This place also the most suitable place for our digital Dhamma works such as editing the digital version of the Tipitaka and conserving, the e-books related to Dhamma and recording online Dhamma tutoring projects. We have an intention to equip this monastery with modern technologies and equipment in our quest of propagating Dhamma into the modern world, especially in English. Hence, should have to provide more accommodation for monks and novices in the time to come. However, the limited present monastic land which has spread only within 3/4 acres seems not adequate enough to support our intended plans. This obstacle can be overcome by adding this appropriate land property (comprising 90 Perches), which is available for the monastery purpose for cooperative price, to the present land hoping to fully facilitate required proposals and accommodate more monks. I, here by, sincerely inform you that this would be appropriate lodging-place, for the centre and for present works. The cost of the land ( 90 perches) is 4.5 Million . We believe it’s a reasonable price considering the land is situated right next to the monastery at Katana. The owner wishes to finalize the sale immediately and appreciate if we can do the transaction as soon as possible. I take this opportunity to thank you and everyone who is supporting this Noble project
Here are some photos of the proposed land including the deed of the land
Update: We have sent 2 Million LKR for this project and the land purchase was done by the Katana Temple
Monks in Labunoruwa monastery are donating 100 tipitaka book sets to needy temples, monasteries and other dharma education institutes across Sri Lanka in an attempt to squash the adharma distribution by rejuvenating the tipitaka learning in Sri Lanka.
The donation will happen in front of Ruwanweli Maha Seya in Anuradhapura on May 12th where a ceremony will be held whole day (information about it can be found here). May 12th is also the 50th birthday of Ven Mankadawala Sudassana, chief meditation master of Labunoruwa monastery.
The cost of printing a book set consisting of 57 books is estimated to be 50,000 Rs (320 USD). You can contribute to this great dharma dana by sponsoring one or more book sets. Please visit the donate page for information about how to donate.
We are supporting the efforts for collecting and sending the funds necessary for the purchasing of the land of the above institute. You can donate through paypal http://pathnirvana.org/donate or by sending us a check.