Poson Celebrations 2018
Kalutara Bodhi premises and the Galle –Colombo motorway had been beautifully illuminated with Poson Lanterns to mark this years Poson Poya day.
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Medical Camp to mark Poson Poya

 

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Release of cattle from the Slaughter house on Poson day 27-06-2018
The release of cattle from the slaughter house was ceremoniously held on Poson Poya day which fell on the 27th of June 2018. The event took place at the Thalawwa car park at the premises of the Kalutara Bodhi Trust.
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Vesak Celebrations 2018

Kalutara Bodhi premises and the Galle –Colombo motorway had been beautifully illuminated with Vesak Lanterns for a period of one week commemorating the Birth Enlightenment and the passing away of Lord Buddha. Large crowd of Buddhist devotees gathered in the evening to pay their homage to the Lord Buddha.  Several thousand of devotees observe sill on this day as programmed by the Kalutara Bodhi Trust. Dana too was organized as in the previous years.

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Release of cattle from the Slaughter house on Vesak day – 30th April 2018

Kalutara Bodhi Trust had been organizing release of cattle from the slaughter house since 1999.  Up to now, a large number of cattle had been released and handed over to the poor families in the Anuradhapura District.  In the year 2018, on Vesak day, 40 heads of cattle released and handed over to the cattle bank, maintained on the advice of Ven. Tanthirimale Chandraratana Thero.  The ceremony to this effect was held at the Thalawa car park in the presence of a large crowd. 

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40 Death Commoration of Sir Cyril de Zoysa, Founder of the Kalutara Bodhi Trust.
The above ceremonies were held in the Kalutara Bodhi Trust premises on 1st and 2nd of January 2018, as in the previous years. The ceremonies commenced on 1st of January evening with chanting of pirith the whole night, followed by “Kiripidu Dana” early in the morning following day by paying homage to the Sacred Bodhi Tree and the Unique Dagaba. After the Pirith Ceremony, Heel Dana and valuable pirikara were offered to those 25 monks, who took part in the pirith chanting in order to pass on merit to the founder, Sir Cyril de Zoysa.
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Education of SamaneraBhikkhus
The Kalutara Bodhi Trust takes an interest in educating the samanerabhikkhus (novicesmonks) in order to carry on the mantle of uplifting and fostering of Buddhism in Sri Lanka and abroad in future. In this regard, the Bodhi Trust provides text books and other educational requisites needed by the samanera bhikshus in the Kalutara district annually, as recommended by principals of the pirivenas, since the year 2000.
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Award of Scholarships – 2017
A project of Award of financial assistance to those students who obtained merit passes at the GCE O/L was started in the year 2004. Since then each year on the day after the Vesak, this was continued. In the year 2018, 189 students received financial assistance to the value of Rs. 750/= each per month, until they complete the full course of studies in the A/L classes. The ceremony was held on 30th April 2018, Ven. Malimbada Pannasara Thero delivered the Anusasana.
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Assistance to the Flood Victims
Kalutara District is considered to be affected by floods every year. Kalutara Bodhi Trust had always been in the fore front, in giving assistance, whenever floods occur in the District. During the month of December 2017, floods have devastated same areas of the district and Mr. Ajita de Zoysa Chairman Kalutara Bodhi Trust took initiative steps to help those victims in the area. By contacting the Ratnam Foundation of the United Kingdom he was able to get a donation of Rs. 1.0 million and another half a million was received from the National Savings Bank.
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November 9th 2017
 
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121st Birth day of Sir Cyril de Zoysa Founder of the Kalutara Bodhi Trust.
Kalutara Bodhi Trust pay tribute to Sir Cyril de Zoysa Founder of the Trust, every year by way of garlanding the statue of Sir Cyril de Zoysa and offering Dana to nearly 75 monks to bestow merit on him. In the same way, in the year 2018 as well, the statue of Sir Cyril de Zoysa was garlanded at a well attended, but simple ceremony where his contribution to the upliftment of Buddhism was emphasized by the speakers. Later on midday meal was offered to the 75 monks invited whom were represented all the chapters of the maha Sangha. Ceremonies started early in the morning, at 6.00 a.m. on the 26th October 2017 by offering “Kiripidu Dana”.
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Giri bhanda Poojawa

 

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Upasampada 2017

 

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The lighting up of Kalutara Bodhi
To mark the Vesak Festival 2017, the entire Kalutara stupa and the entire premises was beautifully lit up.
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President's visit to Kalutara Bodhi Premises
H.E. the President completed one year of ascending of the Presidency as at 8th January 2016 and therefore he had thought of attending to religious activities at the Kalutara Sacred Bodhi premises on the 8th January 2016 at 7.30 a.m. As a mark of visit to the sacred Bodhi, arraingements were also made to hand over the Lease agreement document signed by the H.E. the President himself on that day.
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Medical Camp
The Full moon Poya day of Nawam fell on 22.2.2016. This day is special for buddhists for two reasons i.e this day being the day the Ven. Sariputta Thero and Ven. Moggallana Thero were appointed as the chief disciples by Lord Buddha, and on another Full moon Poya day of Nawam the Lord Buddha declared at the Chapala Dagaba premises in the city of Visala Mahanuwara that he would pass away after three months from that day of His declaration.
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The Kalutara Bōdhi Trust (KBT) was established in 1951 by Sir Cyril de Zoysa
 
The library at Kalutara Bhodi trust, houses a large number of valuable Buddhist literature.
 
The essence of true charity is to give something without expecting anything in return for the gift. Donating blood is one such thing.
The legacy of Sir Cyril de Zoysa, the founder of the Kalutara Bōdhi
Trust, is every bit a monument which shall certainly endure...
 
 
 
 
 
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