The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Brazil organized a Dhamma Programme under the theme ‘’Serenity of the Mind’’ at the Embassy Premises on 05 May 2023 and an alms giving at the Nepalese Buddhist Temple in Brasilia on 20 May 2023 to celebrate Vesak 2023, with the participation of the staff, their families and well wishers etc.
The Vesak celebrations held at the Embassy premises provided an opportunity for the participants to listen to the Dhamma Sermon by the Most Ven. Gnanaseeha Thero of the Sri Vajirarama Temple in Bambalapitiya. The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to Brazil, Sumith Dassanayke emphasized the value of the message of Lord Buddha in modern context followed by reading the Vesak Day message of President Ranil Wickremesinghe.
In the event held at the Nepalese Buddhist Temple in Brasilia, the Chief Incumbent of the Buddhist Temple, Venerable Lama Sonam Thero conducted the Buddha pooja and Dhammadeshana. The staff of the Embassy offered an alms giving to the resident monk of the temple and also provided essential items to the temple.
The Sri Lanka Embassy Building and the Nepalese Buddhist Temple were decorated and illuminated with Buddhist flags, traditional oil lamps and colourful Vesak lanterns by the Embassy staff.
Embassy of Sri Lanka
23 May 2023