Devotees gathered and donated laptops for children at the Mahamevnawa Buddhist College to learn with ease.
On November 19th and 20th, the WeCare4U (We Care For You) Team organized a blood drive with the support of the staff at the Hillcrest Mall Blood Drive location. 25 devotees donated blood. There is an urgent need for blood in Canada - especially when the holidays approach. In Canada, 52% of people have family members who need or have needed blood or blood products at some point in their lives. 1 blood donation can save up to 3 lives.
We share merits with Pinwath Loku Swaminwahanse, Sasanasarana Bhante who encouraged the WeCare4U (We Care For You) Committee to organize this meritorious event, and all the monks and nuns all over the world. We share merits with everyone that donated blood, helped us organize the blood drive, the incredibly supportive staff at the Hillcrest Mall Blood Drive Clinic, who not only helped us organize this meritorious event but went to great lengths to ensure that we were safe while donating in a pandemic. We share merits with all those volunteers who were instrumental in organizing the blood drive by offering advice, sending emails and buying snacks for those who donated blood.
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Many students from different schools of the York Region District School Board, had a field trip to our monastery in order to discuss Buddhism and the Venerable Monks had the opportunity to give them valuable topics and to help these students for their world religion class!
We like to share all the merits we gained helping these students, to our Loku Swaminwahanse, and all the monks and nuns of Mahamevnawa and around the world.
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On June 1, 2013, several Buddhist communities within the Greater Toronto Area, representing many cultures and nationalities came together to celebrate Vesak. The name ‘Buddha’s Birthday Celebration’ was given to this event, which was represented by nearly thirty different Buddhist temples from all three sects of Buddhism.
The event attracted both Buddhists and non-Buddhists who came together to celebrate the birth, enlightenment and attainment of Nibbana of Gautama Supreme Buddha. This was an excellent opportunity for people of the many different Buddhists communities as well as non-Buddhists to see all the many unique Buddhist traditions followed all over the world. Non-Buddhists as well as Buddhists had the opportunity to meet the Maha Sanga from various Buddhists sects and learn from them. This event gave a chance for the various Buddhist communities in Canada represented by many cultures and nationalities to showcase some of their programs, traditional dances and songs. The Sangha representing the various Buddhist temples at the event also recited blessings and chanting in many languages.
Buddha’s Birthday Celebration also provided a chance for people to educate not only fellow Buddhists, but also interested non-Buddhists through the many illustrations and portraits prepared by children as well as through pamphlets and free Dhamma books that were handed out.
A beautiful stupa, which was created by the devotees of Mahamevnawa Toronto was displayed at this event. Devotees had the opportunity to collect invaluable merit by paying homage to the Stupa by offering flowers, which were also provided by the devotees of Mahamevnawa Toronto. Several devotees and curious onlookers were delighted to have had the opportunity to offer flowers this Stupa, which symbolized the great Stupas that hold much of Gautama Supreme Buddha’s sacred relics.
Because of the compassion of our monks at Buddha Meditation Centre, we all had a rare opportunity as Dhamma friends, from all different backgrounds, both adults and children, to get together and have a 3-day retreat in the monastery. For those days, we all collected huge merits by listening to the Dhamma, reading Dhamma books and engaging in discussions, as well as practicing many kinds of meditation taught by the Buddha such as loving-kindness, impermanence, meditation on foulness, meditation on the aggregates and much more. We also chanted many suttas along with the Maha Satipatthana Sutta and devoting all our time to imitate those great Arahants.
We share all these merits with our Teacher, Ven. Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Bhante, along with the monks of Buddha Meditation Centre of Greater Toronto as well with all the lay devotees who helped and participated in this great retreat. May these merits help to realize the Four Noble Truths in this Gautama Buddha's Dispensation!
Spreading Loving-Kindness through the many Languages of the World (English, French, Mandarin, Pali and Sinhala)
May all beings truly live in Peace and Happiness! May The Buddha's message travel far and wide!
Our monastery was fortunate to join the 2018 Parliament of World Religions Conference held in Toronto of 2018 where we were able to discuss important topics of Buddhism, and share valuable teachings and resources and chant the Loving Kindness Meditation in several different languages.
The blood drive organized by "We Care For You Team" was successfully held on 31st of march 2018. More than 50 people could donate blood and gain lot of good kamma for their lives. we share the all good kamma to all of you. May you be well , healthy and happy... May you be able to understand the Four Noble Truths.
Volunteers and friends of Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Toronto participated in a meritorious project of building houses for the under privileged families in Toronto in association with Habitat for Humanity Toronto Chapter.
We learned many great things about helping others from our great teacher, Supreme Buddha. Before becoming a Buddha, our Bodhisatta (Buddha-to-be) was able to collect immense merits by helping others and providing a service to the society.