BLUWS’s Present Programs

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Though BLUWS is a newly born child it has been undertaking the following programs since its establishment.

  1. Dharmangkur Vihara (DV)
  2. Buddha’s Light Academy (BLA)
  3. Buddha’s Light Orphanage (BLO)
  4. Buddha’s Light Scholarship Program (BLSP)
  5. Buddha’s Light Insight Meditation Centre (BLIMC)
  6. Miscellaneous
  1. Dharmangkur Vihara (DV) :

    Dharmangkur Vihara Cyclone affected Dharmangkur Vihara
    Dharmangkur Vihara
    Cyclone affected Dharmangkur Vihara

    The monastery of the seeds of the truth was set up almost 150 years ago by the Buddhists in order to perform Buddhist cultural and religious activities. The Vihara is situated on 2 acres of plain land where the BLUWS headquarters and orphanage are located. The monastery is used for Buddhist cultural, religious and meditation practice and Buddhist devotees from many villages come together every morning and evening for chanting and meditation practice. There are 4 monks and 1 novice monk in the monastery. The Vihara was demolished by the horrible cyclone in 1994 and BLUWS is rebuilding the monastery with funds from our benevolent donors in Thailand, Korea, Japan, Germany, Canada and U.S.A.

    We ask your kind support to complete the construction work as soon as possible.
  2. Buddha’s Light Academy (BLA) :

    Students and instructors of the Buddha's Light Academy
    Students and instructors of the Buddha's Light Academy

    As we are well aware, Education is the backbone of the nation and education is one of the basic human factors and rights to blossom human life. None can progress without education and illiteracy is a curse to the world. A man without education is a man without soul.
  3. In order to eradicate illiteracy and to implement the “Education for all” slogan, BLUWS has set up the Buddha’s Light Academy with 5 instructors and about 250 students aged from 4 to 12, teaching from KG level to grade 6 including Buddhism and Buddhist culture. It also runs a night shift program teaching more than 100 senior citizens. BLUWS provides all students with free books and necessary stationary materials - notebooks and pen etc. BLUWS needs more support from all to keep this program going.

    Students of Buddha's Light Academy
    Students of Buddha's Light Academy

  4. Buddha’s Light Orphanage (BLO) :

    As we know, poverty always hinders further progress in life. Due to poverty many children of this world are deprived of proper education. Sometimes children are enforced in hard work and are never blessed with the light of education. Besides this, many children who lost their parents or relatives are without care, warmth and education. They need care, warmth and proper education. Children are the future of the nation. If we do not give them proper education, they will never be able to lead our nation as well as the world properly.

    In order to give the poor, orphan and destitute children a chance to grow up and to educate them properly in a suitable environment, BLUWS set up the Buddha’s Light Orphanage with 50 students and the number of children is  increasing. BLUWS provides them with food, shelter, medical care and education. BLUWS receives applications from many poor, orphan and destitute children but unfortunately, needless to say that the BLUWS cannot accept them due to lack of sufficient funds, shelter and support. The BLUWS expects more support from all to keep this program going on.

  5. Buddha’s Light Scholarship Program (BLSP) :

    Besides offering free education, food and shelter to many children  BLUWS also always encourages and supports many poor and meritorious students by offering scholarships on monthly and yearly basis from primary and vocational training levels to University levels. Many poor and meritorious students have benefited from this program and still many applications have been received but unfortunately, due to inadequate funds, BLUWS cannot approve all. BLUWS asks your kind support to continue this program.

  6. Buddha’s Light Insight Meditation Centre (BLIMC) :

    As we know today’s world is always torn with war, conflict, discrimination and social disharmony etc. Why does this happen? Because human minds are always burning with anger, hatred, greed and delusion and we always follow our emotions of anger, hatred, greed and delusion without judging them - right or wrong and good or bad.

    The Buddha says, ”Mind is the master of everything.” Both happiness and suffering consists in our mind. Conflict, war, discrimination and peace arise in our mind beforehand to happen with others. We are happy when our mind is free from hatred, greed and delusion. We suffer when our mind is full of hate, greed and delusion. To fulfill our angry, hateful and deluded desire, we quarrel with one another, kill one another and even destructive war happens.

    We always think that happiness and peace can be gained by material objects and we follow many things in the pursuit of happiness and peace. Absolute happiness and peace is within ourselves, nowhere else.

    In order to remove hate, greed and delusion from the mind, to seek inner happiness and peace, and to search the path of enlightenment, BLUWS has set up the Buddha’s Light Insight Meditation Centre which practices The Buddha’s unique method of universal insight meditation. The BLIMC is located in the bush about 1 km from the headquarters. It holds meditation retreat programs. Everyone is cordially welcome to attend our retreat programs. BLUWS seeks your assistance to build up the BLIMC hall with residential facilities for happiness and welfare of all.

    “Inner peace is world peace”

  7. Miscellaneous :

    Besides afore-said activities BLUWS holds many activities regularly such as :

    1. Spreading The Buddha’s message of universal love, compassion, peace and non-violence
    2. Spiritual counseling program
    3. Tree plantation program
    4. Friend help friend volunteer program
    5. Inter-cultural and religious program
    6. Cooperation with many individuals, sectors and organizations working for the same ends.
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Page updated 18th August 2001