Grand opening of Wolverhampton Buddhist Maha Vihara
on Sunday 15th September 2013 Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm.
Special guests: The Right Revd Clive Gregory, The Bishop of Wolverhampton, Ven Dr. W. Kassapa (O.B.E.) President, I.B.R.O. & B’ham Buddhist Mahavihara, Ven. Dr. Uttara Nyana, Chief Abbot, Burmese Buddhist Vihara B’ham, Dr. Harun Rashid JP, Chairman, Wolverhampton Interfaith & Regeneration Network
At Owen Road, Pennfields, Wolverhampton WV3 0HG
Punjab Buddhist Society UK
83 Lea Road, Pennfields, Wolverhampton WV3 0LN
Tel: 01902 656665 Email: email@example.com
Web: www.punjabbuddhistsocietyuk.com Regd. Charity No. 1108360
For further information please contact:
Ven. Tejwant 07551862666 Mr. Ram Pal Rahi (President) 07721935138
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TO JOIN A MERITORIOUS DAY
OF KATHINA ROBE OFFERING TO THE BHIKKHU SANGHA
Brickkiln Community Centre, Cherry St., Merridale,Wolverhampton
WV3 0QW on Sunday 18th November 201211.30am – 3:30pm
offering is one of the most meritorious activities in Buddhism.
All monks have to observe the Vassa, living at one monastery for
three months during rainy season. Monks who fulfill the Vassa retreat
without a break and perform Pavarana at the end are able to accept
the Kathina Robe. There are two ceremonies in Kathina offering.
One is offering the Kathina robe to the Bhikkhu Sangha as a whole
and secondly, the Sangha selects an individual Monk to whom the
kathina robe is offered.
year, Punjab Buddhist Society UK celebrates this Kathina Ceremony
with joy and happiness. Devotees from British, Indian, Thai, Sri
Lankan & Burmese communities participate in this ceremony. All
are humbly invited to participate in this sacred ceremony. If you
would like to make any special offerings please contact: Ven. Tejwant
@ 01902 656665 / 07551862666
year’s Kathina Robe is sponsored by Mr. Malind Kaul, Mrs.
Kanta Kaul & Family from Hounslow (Mob. 07960631306)
11:30 am Gathering at the centre, 11:45 am Offering Lunch to Venerable
Monks, 12:15 pm Lunch for lay devotees, 1:00 pm Dhamma talks on
Kathina in English/Hindi/Punjabi, 2:00 pm Offering Kathina Robe
and Pha Pa to the Ven. Sangha, 2:30 pm Talks by Lay Devotees, 3:30
pm Blessing & Anumodana
Punjab Buddhist SocietyUK
83 Lea Road, Pennfields, Wolverhampton West Midlands
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel/Fax: 01902 656665, www.punjabbuddhistsocietyuk.com,
Charity Registration No. 1108360
(Posted on www.ambedkartimes.com,
October 23, 2012)
Buddhist Society UK of 83 Lea Road, Penn fields, Wolverhampton celebrated
2556th Buddha Purnima and 121st birth anniversary of Baba Saheb
Dr. B.R.Ambedkar. The function was held at Blakenhall community
and healthy living centre, Wolverhampton on Sunday, 27th May 2012.
Most Venerable Agga Maha Pandita Saddhamma Jotika Dhaza Bhaddanta
Gyaneshwar had very kindly consented to be the chief guest who came
from Kushinagar, India. He is the chief Abbot of Burmese Buddhist
Monastery in Kushinagar, the place of Mahaparinibbana of Lord Buddha.
Bhante Gyaneshwar is the Dhamma Brother of Baba Saheb Ambedkar as
both Baba Saheb and Bhante ji was given Diksha by Most Ven. Bhaddant
function was started by lighting the candles by the President Mr.
Ram Pal Rahi. Then Ven. Sangha gave five precepts in which monks
from Burma, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bangladesh and India participated.
A documentary film was shown on this occasion. This film showed
the entire history and rise of Buddhism in modern India and gave
the detail description of all the important Buddhist places in India.
This marvelous film was prepared by Mr. P. Kelley from Bedford along
with Mr. Arun Kumar.
local councilors Mr. Elias Mattu, John Reynolds and Jackey Sweetman
were among the special guests who expressed their views. Mr. Ramesh
Srivastava, the councilor from Rugby specially came to attend this
function. Miss Poonam Sampla read her paper on Buddha Purnima. The
President of Dr. Ambedkar Buddhist Organization, Birmingham, Mr.
Gurdevinder Kumar attended this function. The representatives from
Dr. Ambedkar Action Committee Mr. Rasham Mahey, Rattan Lal Sampla,
Dharam Chand Mahey also attended. The other prominent personalities
who were present include Mrs. Dr. Opinderjit Thakkar, lecturer,
Wolverhampton University, Rev. John Burnet, Mr. Jaswinder Singh
and Prem Lal from WIFC. Mr. Manohar Lal Gindha, Baldev Birdi, Ranjit
Singh Anand, managing editor Samaj Weekly and Manjinder Singh, sub
editor Punjab Telegraph.
Dr. W. Kassapa OBE Chief Abbot, Birmingham Buddhist Maha Vihara
gave his sermon. Bhante Tejwant the resident monk of PBSUK read
out the letter of appreciation which was presented to the Chief
Guest, Bhaddant Gyaneshwar. In his long and highly intellectual
sermon Bhaddant Gyaneshwar explained life and the Dhamma of Lord
Buddha. In his sermon he urged everybody to follow the path of Baba
Saheb in true sense. He expressed his happiness to be in England
and among the Upasaks and Upasikas of UK. On this day large number
of Burmese families from all over England overwhelmlly participated
in this programme. Mr. Mehar Chand Jassal, read out a beautiful
poem. Mr. Chaman Chahal and Mrs. Vidya Midha announced the list
this special day Punjab Buddhist Society UK gave the awards to the
students who achieved degrees. Among those who were awarded were
Kavita Walia, Rupan Walia, Sumant Walia, Amrita Paul, Neil Paul
and Steven Bodhi Raj Kumar Sampla. A special award was presented
to Mr. P. Kelley for making documentary film on Buddhism. The first
Life Time Achievement Award was presented to veteran Ambedkerite
Mr. Rattan Lal Sampla from Birmingham for his long standing contribution
towards Dhamma and mission of Baba Saheb. The best member of Punjab
Buddhist Society UK award was presented to Mr. Ram Pal Rahi, the
President of PBSUK for his outstanding leadership and guidance as
entire programme was conducted in a very efficient way by Mr. Manohar
Birdi, the General Secretary of PBSUK. On this occasion food was
offered by Night Inn, 53-54, Great Arthur Street, Smethwick. The
video and film service was provided by Mr. Deesh Jassal of Jassal
Studio, Dudley Road. The musical entertainment was done by Mr. Prem
Chamkila and Party from Wolverhampton. In the end Mr. Ram Pal Rahi,
the President gave a vote of thanks and after that Bhante gave blessing
the Blessings of The Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha May you all be peaceful
Posted on June 19, 2012
GREETINGS ON THE BUDDHA PURNIMA
congratulates all its worthy writers,
readers and well wishers on Lord Buddha's Jayanti
and wish you all happy, healthy and peaceful life.
Prem Kumar Chumber
(Posted on May 05, 2012)
Our new website www.deshdoaba.com
in Punjabi coming soon
|WESAK DAY AND AMBEDKAR
Manohar Birdi UK
Buddhist Society UK celebrated 2553 rd Buddha Purnima the birth,
enlightenment and Mahaparinibbana of Lord Buddha and 118 th birth
anniversary of Bodhisattva Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on 30 th May 2009
at Brickkiln Community Centre Wolverhampton. The programme was attended
by members of Sangha from Milton Keynes peace Pagoda, Birmingham
Buddhist Vihara, Buddha Vihara Temple from Kings Bromley, Litchfield.
At 11am the food was offered to Ven. Sangha on behalf of Mr. and
Mrs. Harbans Lal Virdee from Southall who offered Dana. The function
was started by lighting the candles by Mr. Raj Kumar from Canada
. There after Ven. Monks gave Trisarna and Panchsheel to the devotees
and did chanting.
Mrs. Kamlesh Ahir General Secretary,
Indian Buddhist Society, Vancouver and Mr. Raj Kumar Oshoraj, Vice
President of Indian Buddhist Society Toronto, Canada were the special
guests. Local political stalwarts also attended the function. The
prominent among them were Mr. Rob Marris MP, Cllr. Elias Mattu,
and Cllr. John Reynolds. All these leaders expressed their views
and praised the activities and programmes being undertaken by Punjab
Buddhist society UK within the community. Cllr. Ravi Kumar Sunder
S/O Mr. Banarsi Dass Sunder from Norway also attended this ceremony.
A young poet from India read
his poem in memory of Baba Sahib Ambedkar. After this Mr. Raj Kumar
from Canada gave his speech. He highlighted the activities and programmes
of Indian Buddhist Society Toronto. Recently this society celebrated
Buddha Jayanti in House of Commons of Parliament of Canada in Ottawa
. The function was a great success. He assured his full support
to Punjab Buddhist Society UK and Takshila Maha Vihara Ludhiana.
During his talk he recited a beautiful poem. After this another
young boy sang a devotional song in praise of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.
Then came the turn of the speaker
of the day. She is one of the rising stars in the mission, an inspiring
personality, an icon for the ladies and young brigade and the general
secretary of Indian Buddhist Society Vancouver, Mrs. Kamlesh Ahir.
She gave a very impressive lecture and touched almost all the burning
issues presently concerning the community. In her long and emotional
speech she gave a call to unite under the banner of Buddhism as
it is the only path to get rid of evil of caste system as shown
by Baba sahib. She sang a melodious poem of missionary poet late
Gurdass Ram Alam and Mr. Sohan Sehjal.
Mr. Chanan Chahal a veteran
Ambedkarite, a missionary leader, an impressive speaker was honoured
for his life time devotion, dedication and contribution for the
spreading of Buddhism and Baba Sahib Dr. Ambedkar mission all over
the world. Firstly he was honoured by Dr. Ambedkar Mission Society
Bedford represented by Mr. Dhanpat Rattu, Hukam Chand Mehmi, Ram
Pal Rahi and their families. His services towards this society
were high lighted by Mr. Arun Kumar. Later on he was awarded by
FABO (Federation of Ambedkarite and Buddhist Organisations) Mr.
Chahal is also the current president of FABO. Mr Gautam Chakravarty
applauded the contribution of Mr. Chanan Chahal done towards FABO.
After this he was honoured by Punjab Buddhist Society UK of which
he is the founder member the current Vice President. Mr. Chahal
thanked these organisations for giving him so much regard and honour.
He gave a very impressive and emotional speech although his health
was no so good.
In the end Ven. Chander
Bodhi in his sermon thanked every body present in the function with
special thanks to Mr. Chanan Chahal for his life time contribution
for the cause of Dhamma and mission, Mrs. Kamlesh Ahir and Mr. Raj
Kumar from Canada . The duty of stage secretary was performed efficiently
by Ven. Sujan. Mr. Harbans Birdi and Manohar Birdi did the job of
video recording. Mrs. Satya Birdi, Vidya Birdi, Parminder Saroy,
Mrs. Chakravarty, Mrs. Bahal served food to the Sangha and Upasaks.
Mrs. Vidya Midha collected donation and announced the list of donors.
In the end Ven. Sangha gave the blessing the programme came to an
Posted on July 04, 2009