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.
Alawwe Anomadassi Thero’s Building in Anuradhapura. Cost around 10 Million. 2 Million already donated.
Here are the the estimates and the design of the building.
Construction was started on 1/1/2018 – below is a photo from that day.
Thero sent us an account number to deposit the funds. M.P.T. Wijewickrama, BOC, Matale, 76273401
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 https://pathnirvana.org/donate or by sending us a check.
Please make sure to send your donations before the end of October 2017. More information about the project – Project Flyer
We have sent 2000 USD for this project on 2018 January.
Be a part of the flood donation programme, conducted by Path Nirvana Foundation.
Now you can donate to the people who are affected by the floods and landslides in different parts of the country with long term support items such as clothes, water filters, mattresses and medicine.
Path Nirvana Foundation is collecting funds to distribute goods among various projects helping the relief operations in Sri Lanka. Please make your charitable donation using our donation instructions.
Update on 06/23/2017
Total Flood Donations (Rs 1,215,000)
- Collected in US and Sent to Sri Lanka – $6,475.05 (Rs. 981,845.15) on 06/17/2017
- Collected in Sri Lanka – Rs. 235,000
This amount was donated to Ven Ventalalle Chandakitthi’s flood donation program (Dhammadeepa Foundation) by our director in Sri Lanka Mr Udana in 3 allotments
- Rs 175,000 – Cash (for shirts)
- Rs 355,000 – Cash
- Rs 685,000 – Check
respectively. In addition Mr Udana has personally supervised program by traveling to the flood area with Ven Thero to attend the donation.
photos and videos taken by Mr Udana at the event
giving the check to Ven Thero
Ven Theros photos of the event in his FB Page
- Sanghawasa remaining work (roof and internal walls & floor finishing) 400,000 Rs
- Water supply (well construction, motor, tank etc.) : 500,000 Rs
- Electricity connection and wiring: 150,000 Rs
- Doors/windows 50,000 Rs
- Total 1.1 Million LKR
More photos and information about this Arana -> http://wanaarana.lk/yan-oya
Brochure: Help Build Yan
There is an opportunity to help the Bhikkhu hospital started by the Galigamuwe Gnanadeepa thero in Horana. Check the photo below.
As of a week ago 2.5 million was collected from donors around the world out of about 10 million estimated amount needed to buy the Ambulance.
More information about this Bhikkhu hospital can be obtained from the two websites below.
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Project Progress: On 2016-08-29 We have sent $6,900 for this project.
As of 2017-06-19 Galigamuwe Gnanadeepa thero has bought the Ambulance the details are posted in his Facebook page with the photos.
Project Progress: completed on 06/05/2015. PNF has collected 1480 USD from the donors in US. An anonymous donor has come forward to double the donated amount increasing the grand total to 2960 USD. This amount has been transferred it to the Thavathinsa Yathra account in Sri Lanka shown above. If you are interested to know more details please contact us.
The photos of the donations made by the Thavathinsa Yathra were posted on their Facebook page which can be accessed here.
Maharagama Cancer Hospital in Sri Lanka is badly in need of a PET CT scanner. So far only one private hospital has the facilities necessary to do PET scans. One scan costs around Rs.150,000 and during the course of treatment most patients need to undergo many scans but they cannot afford private scans.
A PET CT scanner costs approximately Rs. 200 million. The lack of a PET CT scanner has caused complications and irregularities in the diagnosis of cancer. In other words, a PET scan would give hope of life to a person who would have otherwise succumbed to a deadly disease.
Please watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwT6ZwzUEkk
We encourage everyone of you to watch the video.
Path Nirvana Foundation (http://pathnirvana.org/about) is helping raise funds in USA for this noble cause. If you wish, you can make a donation quickly from https://pathnirvana.org/donate
Project Progress: completed on 06/05/2015. PNF has collected 7011 USD from the donors in US and transferred it to the Cancer Hospital account in Sri Lanka. If you are interested to know more details please contact us.