Nelligala International Buddhist Center by  Arundathie Abeysinghe  Situated approximately 700 meters above sea level on the summit of breathtaking Nelligala Mountain, Nelligala International Buddhist Center is visited by Buddhists as well as non Buddhists. Popularly known as Nelligala Temple, this recently built temple is well-maintained and has great architectural value. The peaceful and spectacular surroundings of the Temple with tall gold color Buddha Statues, a white dagoba (stupa) surrounded by gold color swans, a *Bodhi tree planted on a gold plated large urn are some of the prominent features of this temple. The Sacred Hair Relics of the Buddha are deposited in the Temple. A key feature of the Temple is gold color Buddha Statues which blend well with the blue sky and spectacular surroundings which render a breathtaking view.  The main objective of the International Buddhist Center in the Temple is to provide a serene environment for devotees as ...

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The search for the Buddha’s toothbrush By Bhante S. Dhammika of Australia We usually think of the Buddha’s Dhamma as being “deep, difficult to see, accessible to the wise, and going against the stream” and with good reason. The Buddha himself described his Dhamma like this. Further, when we examine it we see that it deals with some of the most fundamental questions of life and destiny in terms as subtle and as comprehensive as any modern philosopher or psychologist. But while this is true, it is equally true that the Buddha addresses far less lofty but still important issues, issues that relevant to ordinary human beings, whether they be awakened or not, whether they be professors, postmen or pheasants. An example of this less lofty but still important aspect of the Dhamma is what the Buddha had to say about dental hygiene. “Dental hygiene!” some might ask. “What has ...

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