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Sunday Dhamma Talk | Venerable Galkande Dhammananda
March 19 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am UTC+10
Weekly Dhamma Talk. Teaching will be given by Venerable Galkande Dhammananda
Time: 9.30 am – 11.00 am
Venue: BSV Buddhaloka Centre
71 Darling Road, Malvern East VIC 3145
About the Teacher
Venerable Galkande Dhammananda is a Sri Lankan national and a monk of the Theravada Buddhist tradition. From a very young age, he had expressed a desire to be a Buddhist monk, and ordained in a Buddhist temple near Galle, in the Southern province of Sri Lanka. After completing his monastic training, Venerable Dhammananda obtained a BA in History at the University of Kelaniya, SL and a Masters in Philosophy from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.
Venerable Dhammananda is inspired by the Buddha’s teaching of ‘Bahujana Hitaya’ (for the betterment of all) calling for one to work beyond religious, ethnic, or social labels to actively uplift the society. His message of inclusiveness, equity and equality, the interdependency of everyone and the love and respect for everything and everyone in the environment including all forms of fauna and flora, has struck a chord with many people in Sri Lanka and overseas.
At 11 am, there is rice pindapāta and offering lunch dana to the monastics, followed by communal lunch. Please bring a plate of food to share with the monastics and lay community. Ensure all food is freshly cooked and prepared in advance. We kindly request those who wish to make an offering, to deliver their contribution to the Vihara kitchen upon arrival at the Centre (no later than 10:30am). This will greatly assist with lunch preparation.
There is a car park at the back of Buddhaloka Centre which can be accessed via Terminus lane. Please be PARTICULARLY mindful when parking on the streets around the Centre and ensure that you do not obstruct driveways in any way.