2559th Buddha Jayanti Celebration
Lumbini Nepalese Buddha Dharma Society (UK) celebrated 2559th Buddha Jayanti on Sunday, 7th June 2015 at Harrow Borough Football Club. The celebration started as usual with Buddha Puja and taking five precepts followed by explanation by Venerable Bhikkhu Sumana their meaning and importance of observing them. Anu Sthapit and Nani Shova Shakya recited couple of verses from Dhammapada with explanation by Dr Rasana Bajracharya, Master of ceremony. Visiting Guruma Kshyantiwati gave very pleasing talk on Dhammapada Katha Gatha based on verse 35 of Chitta Vagga. This was followed by showing of DVD on Kissagotami and Mustard seeds with comments from Amrit Ratna Sthapit, Meditation on Loving Kindness by Sujan Bhante and question and answer session. The programme ended with chanting of Sutta, distribution of Paritran threads and light refreshment. On the whole it was a joyous occasion. Thanks are due to everyone. Anumodana.