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Katina Cheewara Ceremony 2023

Katina Cheewara Puja Ceremony at the temple to mark the ending of Vas season.

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The origin of the custom of Drinking Alchol that cause inattention

Many people think that drinking in moderation can have benefits, but

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Kids Talent Show 2022

This event was held at the Oak View Theater in Oak Lawn, IL. Talent Show 2022 was organized by Sathmi Liyanage, Risandi Magalage, Iruni Munasinghe, Inuli Silva and Yehansa Dissanayake

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Talent Show 2021

Thank you for your participation and for being an excellent audience! Here is the recording of the talent show.

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Vesak Celebration 2021

Chicago Buddhist Vihara Vesak Program through zoom due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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කරනීය මෙත්ත සූත්‍රය සහ එහි තේරුම

කරණීය මෙත්ත සූත්‍රය

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Opening Ceremony & Donor Appreciation

Sept 22, 2018 was a very special day to the Chicago Buddhist Vihara community. The newly acquired spacious temple opened its doors ceremoniously to the greater public on this day.

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Readiness is all it takes to get started with Meditation

Mindfulness, focus, intention, being in the moment: these are current words that can be turned into real experience through practicing meditation.

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Happy is teaching of the True Dharma

This is peace, this is exquisite — the resolution of all fabrications; the relinquishment of all acquisitions; the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Unbinding

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The Present Moment

From a Western perspective, the Present Moment is probably the ultimate conundrum. What is the Present Moment? Where is it in our experience or awareness?We certainly seem to have a base-level familiarity with it, but Buddhism challenges

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How people are drawn into VIOLENCE

This is a fascinating question that reflects the irony of living beings. The Buddha gave an insightful answer explaining that conflicts arise through a causal process

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Mindfulness of the Body

The Buddha taught that realization of the true nature of the body is essential for one’s spiritual development. The body is a very important tool in Buddhist meditation.