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'Sri Lanka is accepted as the golden casket in which the original Theravadi Buddhist philosophy is enshrined solely due to the unflinching efforts of the Maha Sangha who did everything possible to protect it from all evil elements who wanted to destroy ...
LankaWeb – 2002 Report of the Presidential Commission on the Buddha Sasana

Buddhism, which was so sensible, became popular among the people of Sri Lanka, and by the 4th and 5th centuries Anuradapura became the centre of Theravada Buddhism. Sri Lankan Buddhists have protected this proud state up until now. 9.3 Various influences contributed to the establishment of South Indian Tamil settlements and to the presence of Hinduism in various places in the country by the end of the Anuradapura Era. These influences include a marriage to a princess from south India, Indian invasions, and the fact that some Sinhalese kings hired mercenaries to capture kingdoms and to retain power. 9.4 By the 14th and 15th century, Muslims and Arabians dominated the Indian Ocean...
Buddhist association connects visitors with Burmese culture

The association, which opened in 1980, teaches Theravada Buddhism, a branch widely followed throughout Burma, also known as Myanmar. It also is common in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Every other Sunday, the temple holds hour-long silent meditation ...
Letters To Young Rationalists

Yet according to Theravada Buddhism as practised in Sri Lanka though women are capable of a certain level of religious liberation, they cannot achieve Buddahood. Mahayana Buddhist tradition goes further than Theravada Buddhism and declares that women too can achieve the status of Buddhahood, while Theravada insists that one has to be born a male to be Buddha. Mahayana asserts through texts such as Avathamsaka, Rathnakoota that even little girls can achieve Enlightenment. Chinese philosophical traditions such as Hua-Yen, Tao too recognize the uniqueness of womenhood. According to them women’s wisdom surpasses that of men. This uniqueness is further recognized within the co...
LankaWeb – German Dharmaduta Society elects new Office Bearers

Asoka Weeraratna, purchased Das Buddhistische Haus, on behalf of the Trustees of the German Dharmaduta Society, from the heirs of Dr. Dahlke in 1957 and converted it into a Theravada Buddhist Vihara with resident monks drawn primarily from Sri Lanka.
Religion TV channel push

He envisions the channel would focus not only on Theravada Buddhism, literature and Dhamma (the Buddha’s teachings) but would also cover other faiths and feature short films and coverage of religious events. “I have been impressed with MRTV-4’s ‘For EDU’ channel, which has carried Dhmma doctrines, but I want to make a religious channel that does not also carry other entertainment,” he said. “Even if the government won’t allow the private sector to set up a completely new channel, the state-run MRTV or MRTV-3 should create a new channel only for religion. It could be interesting not only for local viewers but for people all over the world.” U Maung Maun...
Selangor Times

“In Malaysia, the Theravada Buddhist community celebrates the Thai Traditional New Year also with a splash just like our neighbours up north,” said volunteer Ng Han Kok, 45, in reference to the world famous Songkran festival in Thailand.
Dalai Lama facts and figures
Theravada, the teaching of the elders, is a traditional form of Buddhism predominantly practiced in Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia. Theravada stresses the monastic life and teaches that only a few will ever attain enlightenment.
Spiritual spaces
Specifically they seem to be Theravada Buddhist monks in their brown-rust chivaras or robes, sometimes with other accruements of monkhood such as the alms bowl, or the staff. Peter Burke has described monks in the European context as belonging to the ...
San Francisco Celebrates Lao New Year
The Lao people celebrate their New Year, Pii May (pronounced Pii-My) or Songkan Festival according to the Theravada Buddhist calendar, around April 13th, 14th or 15th. Lao people around the world, along with the Burmese, Khmer, Thai, Sri Lankan, ...