RobertK in Sri Lanka from December 26 to January 2

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RobertK in Sri Lanka from December 26 to January 2

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I’m flying in with my family.
Visiting the holy sites in Anuradhapura.
If anyone would like to meet up I can go Colombo or Kandy or other places also.
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:thumbsup:

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https://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?ti ... anwelisaya

est. 161 BCE :o

diameter of 90 meters.
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This is one of the "Solosmasthana" (the 16 places of veneration) and the "Atamasthana" (the 8 places of veneration). The stupa is one of the world's tallest ancient monuments,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruwanwelisaya
I think there are other monuments even taller than pyramids, however they have not restored.

If you have time visit this place as well.
This work is done only few years back and in my opinion it is a wonderful effort.
World's tallest granite Samadhi Buddha statue in Kurunegala
https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attracti ... _West.html
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DNS wrote: Mon Nov 13, 2023 10:31 pm :thumbsup:

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https://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?ti ... anwelisaya

est. 161 BCE :o

diameter of 90 meters.
I visited it with my wife back in 2012 :) looking forward to seeing again!
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SarathW wrote: Mon Nov 13, 2023 11:35 pm
This is one of the "Solosmasthana" (the 16 places of veneration) and the "Atamasthana" (the 8 places of veneration). The stupa is one of the world's tallest ancient monuments,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruwanwelisaya
I think there are other monuments even taller than pyramids, however they have not restored.

If you have time visit this place as well.
This work is done only few years back and in my opinion it is a wonderful effort.
World's tallest granite Samadhi Buddha statue in Kurunegala
https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attracti ... _West.html
Nice!
Would you like to meet for Dhamma discussion Sarath?
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robertk wrote: Tue Nov 14, 2023 3:18 am
SarathW wrote: Mon Nov 13, 2023 11:35 pm
This is one of the "Solosmasthana" (the 16 places of veneration) and the "Atamasthana" (the 8 places of veneration). The stupa is one of the world's tallest ancient monuments,
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruwanwelisaya
I think there are other monuments even taller than pyramids, however they have not restored.

If you have time visit this place as well.
This work is done only few years back and in my opinion it is a wonderful effort.
World's tallest granite Samadhi Buddha statue in Kurunegala
https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/Attracti ... _West.html
Nice!
Would you like to meet for Dhamma discussion Sarath?
Unfortunately I will not be available.
Perhaps next time.
There are so much to see there. The great thing is that you are going to Anuradhapura.
As you know the Bodhi Tree is the world oldest tree planted by a human and with a written record of the planting.
By the time you cover places like Sigiriya, you will find that you have not enough time to do anything else.
I hope you enjoy the trip.
:D
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Nice Event
But Unluckily, I will not be present.
Maybe next time.
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robertk wrote: Mon Nov 13, 2023 3:19 am I’m flying in with my family.
Visiting the holy sites in Anuradhapura.
If anyone would like to meet up I can go Colombo or Kandy or other places also.
So how was it? Any holiday snaps? :anjali:
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negombo.jpg

We met with venerable Subhuti, an American monk, at the International Theravada Institute.
A vihara with young, energetic intelligent bhikkhus, 82 so far and it only opened a year ago.
and I listened to an excellent lecture by the Venerable Maggavihari on Abhidhamma.

Then we went to Sigiriya rock and climbed it - saw wild elephants on the road nearby.
Highlight of Anuradhapura was the Ruvanwiliseya.
other than that lots of beach time :)
nina.jpg
ruvan2.jpg
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robertk wrote: Sun Jan 07, 2024 9:05 am...
Many thanks! :anjali:

That looks absolutely superb. It gives one a lift to know that such places exist!
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DNS wrote: Mon Nov 13, 2023 10:31 pm :thumbsup:

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https://www.dhammawiki.com/index.php?ti ... anwelisaya

est. 161 BCE :o

diameter of 90 meters.
Wow...Lovely.
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That journey is great :anjali:
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robertk wrote: Sun Jan 07, 2024 9:05 am negombo.jpg


We met with venerable Subhuti, an American monk, at the International Theravada Institute.
A vihara with young, energetic intelligent bhikkhus, 82 so far and it only opened a year ago.
and I listened to an excellent lecture by the Venerable Maggavihari on Abhidhamma.

Then we went to Sigiriya rock and climbed it - saw wild elephants on the road nearby.
Highlight of Anuradhapura was the Ruvanwiliseya.
other than that lots of beach time :)nina.jpg

ruvan2.jpg
:twothumbsup:
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