News at Tipitaka Network
The Official Opening Ceremony Of ‘Metta Scotland Clinic And Training Centre’, Matara
SBV Press Release-Glasgow, Monday, July 31, 2006
Scotland’s Buddhist Vihara, (SBV) the only Sri Lankan Buddhist temple in Scotland, is officially opening its “Metta Scotland Clinic and Training Centre” on Saturday 19th August at 3 pm in Pamburana, Matara.
“Metta Scotland Clinic and Training Centre” was established by Scotland’s Buddhist Vihara and funded by the Lloyd’s TSB Foundation for Scotland, one of the largest financial institutions in British society. As Venerable K Sri Rewatha Thero, head monk of SBV said, “We called this clinic and training centre ‘Metta Scotland’ because that is what made it possible and that is where it came from. Thanks to the generosity of people and Government and large financial institutions of Scotland we have been able to offer direct assistance to the people in Southern Sri Lanka.”
The Clinic and training centre operate as part of the post-Tsunami relief projects run by Scotland’s Buddhist Vihara. The Clinic and Training Centre will provide opportunities for 500 widows and widowers to move into self-employment or to receive training for employment as part of SBV’s livelihood development project. Complementing the livelihood development project is SBV’s counselling and medical treatment programme which will also operate out of ‘Metta Scotland Clinic’. The Clinic therefore serves a variety of purposes all aiming to keep families together and support the infrastructure in Matara.
Scotland’s Buddhist Vihara is running five interrelated projects in the Southern districts of Sri Lanka. The Scottish Executive directly funds these projects to the tune of 30 million rupees over two years. The projects represent a substantial investment in Southern Sri Lanka.
The Chief Executive of Lloyd’s TSB Foundation for Scotland, Mr Andrew Muirhead will be the guest of honour and perform the opening ceremony. Venerable Rewatha Thero (head of SBV), Mr. Barry McGivern (SBV Charity Advisor) and Ms Nelum Arachchige (Project Coordinator) will be participating in the ceremony on behalf of Scotland’s Buddhist Vihara.source: http://www.lankaeverything.com/vinews/ukscene/20060731140106.php
Buddhist News Features:
Saturday, May 21, 2016 Vesak Extra!
Monday, June 1, 2015 Vesak Extra!
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Vesak Extra!
Quake damages scores of Myanmar`s heritage Bagan temples
Buddhist monastery calls Bolivia`s Midway Road home
Global scholars gather to celebrate 1650th anniversary of Mogao Grottoes
Buddhism on an enlightened canvas
Dalai Lama: Buddhism and Science have connection
Japan`s national museums get a face-lift
Ninth century stupas left unattended in Central Java
World`s first Arctic Buddhist stupa opens in Russia
Buddhism in ancient Egypt and Meroe – Beliefs revealed through ancient script
Billionaire Oei Hong Leong`s Buddhist treasures
Helensburgh gives Buddhist temple a warm welcome
China denies demolitions at center for Tibetan Buddhist learning
Buddhist monk is best friends with baby cow after rescuing it
Huge statue suggests early rise for Buddhism
Monks find a simple, peaceful life
Buddhist African youths thrill Ipoh folk
Dharma Day celebrates the beginning of Buddhism
Buddhist Women`s Association awards scholarships
Ancient Buddhist site Nalanda recognized as World Heritage
Why one museum wants you to meditate in times of tragedy
Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammāsambuddhassa.
Buddha sāsana.m cira.m ti.t.thatu.