2016

Nirodha Retreats Worldwide ® 

Moving in to
a City Centre

23rd May 2016

at Jayanthi pura Battaramulla

As the numbers of meditators grew in size, the living premises of the house of a devotee was not adequate. A larger place for exclusive use became a necessity. Once again the Nirodha City Centre idea needed to be implemented. However as there was not enough funds we were unable to purchase a land and build a City centre or buy a building, nor was a place offered for the City centre. 

Therefore Nirodha needed to rent a place and money was needed to  pay the rent. Buddhist Devotees in Sri Lanka are used to supporting temples and monks, but they were unaccustomed to developing and supporting a meditation centre. After many trials and errors and a few teething problems, the practitioners came to understand and collectively supported towards maintaining the Centre, rather than confining to one-off meritorious actions.

 

The City Centre was established in a small 3 roomed upstair house with a small hall downstairs suitable for a meditation hall. The premises were located close to the Parliament of Sri Lanka in a quiet neighborhood. 

Nirodha yogi Abeyratne Jayasundera negotiated and leased out the premises for the Centre and Nirodha Treasurer Ms. D. Jayasinghe handled the rental and other utility payments & expenses of the City Centre.

 

With the generosity of the practicing yogis,  the Nirodha community grew. The City centre had many weekly classes and many retreats were instigated while in residence here. 

Restarting the Nirodha City Centre proved to be beneficial for the practitioners, hence the continuation of a City Centre was a necessity even after the Battaramulla premises had to be vacated at the request of the land owners. 

 

The premises were used as the City Centre for over 3 years and Nirodha is thankful that the house owners  maintained the same rental at Rs.100,000/= per month throughout this period. 

2016 Right From the Start Series

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The Right From the Start (RFS) meditation program was held at the temple where Bhikkhu Samadhikusala resided at the time, in Rajagiriya.  Here many of his former students with their friends joined the RFS program.  Subsequently this group continued to be the core Nirodha Colombo meditation group.  After sometime Mr. & Mrs. Wijesekera of Jayanthipura invited Bhikkhu Samadhikusala to reside at their residence to continue meditation classes.  Thereafter these RFS classes continued in Jayanthipura, Battaramulla.

Moving in to
a City Centre

23rd May 2016

at Jayanthi pura Battaramulla

As the numbers of meditators grew in size, the living premises of the house of a devotee was not adequate. A larger place for exclusive use became a necessity. Once again the Nirodha City Centre idea needed to be implemented. However as there was not enough funds we were unable to purchase a land and build a City centre or buy a building, nor was a place offered for the City centre. 

Therefore Nirodha needed to rent a place and money was needed to  pay the rent. Buddhist Devotees in Sri Lanka are used to supporting temples and monks, but they were unaccustomed to developing and supporting a meditation centre. After many trials and errors and a few teething problems, the practitioners came to understand and collectively supported towards maintaining the Centre, rather than confining to one-off meritorious actions.

 

The City Centre was established in a small 3 roomed upstair house with a small hall downstairs suitable for a meditation hall. The premises were located close to the Parliament of Sri Lanka in a quiet neighborhood. 

Nirodha yogi Abeyratne Jayasundera negotiated and leased out the premises for the Centre and Nirodha Treasurer Ms. D. Jayasinghe handled the rental and other utility payments & expenses of the City Centre.

 

With the generosity of the practicing yogis,  the Nirodha community grew. The City centre had many weekly classes and many retreats were instigated while in residence here. 

Restarting the Nirodha City Centre proved to be beneficial for the practitioners, hence the continuation of a City Centre was a necessity even after the Battaramulla premises had to be vacated at the request of the land owners. 

 

The premises were used as the City Centre for over 3 years and Nirodha is thankful that the house owners  maintained the same rental at Rs.100,000/= per month throughout this period.