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HBV Newsletter – December 2020

Beat Depression Forever with MeditationBy Dylan CharlesSource: The Waking Times Doctors and psychiatrists are well-versed in the science of antidepressants. They’ve established a body of research showing how levels of certain brain chemicals fluctuate to affect mood, and they can chemically stabilize someone’s mood with pills. But truly healing from depression involves many intangible factors such […]

HBV Newsletter – October 2020

Where Is the Soul? Various religious groups zealously campaigning for followers, the Buddha’s society produced famous speakers and debaters. They address audiences and argued in public debates, highlighting the soundness of their views. Those who impressed the public most won members to their groups. Succhka, a strong believer in the soul, was such a famous debater […]

HBV Newsletter — September 2020

Is Giving a Cause of Decline? During one of his constant tours, the Buddha, with a large number of Bhikkhus, arrived in the city of Nalanda in the state of Kosala and was lodging in the Mango Grove. During that time, Nalanda was experiencing a famine. Trees and plants produced little fruit and crop. Food […]

Newsletter – August 2020

How to React to a Disagreeable Speech Some profound statements of the Buddha remain unnoticed, and the following is just one of them: “Some are extremely gentle, extremely meek, and extremely peaceful so long as a disagreeable speech does not touch upon them. However, only after a disagreeable speech reaches them, one can understand whether […]

Announcement 2020/08/21

Live-stream Dhamma Talk in English by Most Venerable  Udairiyagama Dhammajiva Maha Thero: Saturday, August 22nd, at 8:00 pm The 3rd of the Dhamma Deshana during the Vassana season will be given by Ven. Udaeriyagama Dhammajiva Thero in English. It begins at 8:00 pm. Ven. Maha Thero is a renowned meditation teacher. Dhamma Deshana is sponsored by Anuruddha and Irani Kulatunga  family. Please use […]

Newsletter – June 2020

There could be more than 30 Alien Civilizations in our Galaxy Note: This research article draws our attention for two reasons: 1. The ancient Buddhist scriptures state that there are 31 planes of existence, You can learn about that teaching here: https://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/sagga/loka.html 2. Pali Buddhist texts state that life on earth, as well as the […]

Newsletter – May 2020

Meditation May Have Shaved 8 Years of Aging off Buddhist Monk’s Brain Source: LiveScience.com By Laura Geggel While there’s no fountain of youth, a Tibetian Buddhist monk may have tapped into the next best thing, according to an analysis showing that his 41-year-old brain actually resembles that of a 33-year-old. The monk, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche […]

Newsletter – April 2020

Who Am I? Now that the Vesak 2563 is approaching, it is timely to draw the reader’s attention to who the Buddha is as explained by the Buddha himself.The mission launched by the Buddha during the 6th century B.C. after attaining the Buddhahood is the most rational, compassionate, and spiritual guidance the human being has ever […]

Online stream of events – YouTube and Zoom

New Year Blessing Service Monday (04/13/2020) at 9:00 am The live-stream New Year blessing service will be held at the Vihara tomorrow (April 13th at 9: 30 am).  According to Sri Lankan time, the New Year dawns Monday 13th of April at 08.23 pm, which means that it is 9:53 AM Monday in Houston. The Maha Sangha […]

New Preventive Measures at the Vihara for April

New Preventive Measures at the Vihara for April In an effort to safeguard the well-being of the resident monks and the community, the Vihara is extending the preventive measures taken previously. Accordingly, 1. No classes or services will be held at the Vihara during April 2. Sri Lankan New Year festival and the food fair […]