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Meditation Programme Conducted by Department of Practical Buddhist Studies - 1st Year
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The practical sessions of ‘Meditation and Buddhist Counselling’ programme of the 1st year students, Bhikshu University of Sri Lanka was commenced on the 19th January 2018, from 07.30 am – 08.30 am, under the guidance of Senior Lecturer Ven. Welivita Soratha Thera, head of the department of Practical Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Buddhist Studies. The programme was conducted by Ven. Probationary Lecturer Ven. Madipola Wimalajothi Thera, Probationary Lecturer Ven. Welipitiye Pagngnarathana Thera and Probationary Lecturer Ven. Gomila Gunalankara Thera, Temporary Lecturer Ven. Dr. Kotiyagala Uparathana Thera. More than one hundred students in the 1st year were participated the meditation programme. They were practiced to cultivate mindfulness of the Breathing Meditation and practiced to understand the nature of mind and mental process. Meditation is practiced as a psychotherapeutic method in the Buddhist counselling. ‘Meditation and Buddhist Counselling’ is a compulsory programme for all the 1st year students.


Meditation Programme Conducted by Department of Practical Buddhist Studies - 3rd Year
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The practical sessions of ‘Satipaṭṭhāna (Mindfulness) Methods of Meditation’ programme of the 3rd year students, Bhikshu University of Sri Lanka was commenced on the 22nd January 2018, from 05.30 pm – 06.30 pm, under the guidance of Senior Lecturer Ven. Welivita Soratha Thera, head of the department of Practical Buddhist Studies, Faculty of Buddhist Studies. The programme was conducted by Probationary Lecturer Ven. Madipola Wimalajothi Thera, Probationary Lecturer Ven. Welipitiye Pagngnarathana Thera and Probationary Lecturer Ven. Gomila Gunalankara Thera, Temporary Lecturer Ven. Dr. Kotiyagala Uparathana Thera. More than seventy five students in the 3rd year were participated the meditation programme. They were practiced to cultivate mindfulness and keep concentration on the Breathing Meditation, which is the first object of the Contemplation of the Body, stated in the Maha Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta of Deegnikāya. ‘Satipaṭṭhāna Method of Meditation’ is a compulsory programme for all the 3rd year students.