Athula Dassana International Buddhist Temple(Heathrow Viharaya) - Paramitha Poojawa -
6th of April 2014.
On the 6th of April 2014, a Dasa Paramitha Poojawa was held at the Lampton School, Hounslow TW3 4EP. This was organised by Ven.Wanduramba Kassapa of the Athula Dassana International Buddhist Temple, Hounslow TW3 4JW. This was held for the first time in the UK.
The poojawa was carried out by Borella Athula Nayaka Thero, who was visiting the UK.
Dasa Paramitha Poojawa celebrates the 10 perfections of the Lord Buddha, before attainment of Nirvana.
1. Dana - Charity
2. Sila - Morality
3. Nekkhamma - Renunciation
4. Panna - Wisdom
5. Viriya - Perseverance
6. Khanti - Patience
7. Sacca - Truthfulness
8. Adhitthana - Determination
9. Metta - Loving-kindness
10. Upekkha - Equanimity
The setting for the Poojawa was made with ten Buddha statues, pearl umbrellas, paramita flags, Buddhist flags, flowers as well as fruit juice offerings for the Lord Buddha. A Buddhist flag procession was done by the devotees as well as offerings of Sivuru and Ata Pirikara. All the devotees donated and bought the above items, and helped to raise vital funds for our Buddhist centre. We are very grateful to all those who participated.
The Dhamma talk by Borella Athula Nayaka Thero was very informative, as he explained the importance of having good qualities as the Lord Buddha. To live a good life according to the Dhamma, helps us all to live a peaceful life being kind to our fellow men. The poojawa was very beautiful and spiritual, and was a wonderful blessing to all those who attended.