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Damrivi has guided me towards great training in self-examination through its meditation programme. Serenity, peace of mind and tremendous inner strength are positive outcomes of my experience with Damrivi. It has been a rewarding experience sans religious bias.
Mrs. Chandralekha Fernando
Damrivi is my place of religious work. It is because my only goal in life is to attain Nibbana. At Damrivi we receive the knowledge of Dhamma and practical training at the same time. As long as I live I am determined to come to Damrivi each and every Sunday morning. The Noble friends I meet at Damrivi is a big help on the Path and enhance my quality of practice. Leave alone associating them, just sitting for meditation amongst them alone makes me feel happy and is a very special experience.
Mrs. Eva Wanasundara
I have participated in Meditation programs conducted at Damrivi Foundation from its inception. These programs have helped many of us spiritually and given us mental relief to conduct our daily lives in a more organized and peaceful way.
The Meditation program conduct by Mr. Gamini Priyantha is something we look forward to every weekend. Many have benefited by coming to Damrivi Foundation.
Mrs. Lakshmi Gunewardana
Damrivi has convinced me of the benefit, to those seeking an environment conducive to learning more of meditation.The teachings of Mr. Gamini Priyantha and Ven. Udueeriyagama Dhammajeeva Thero often enlivened with humour, have helped me to apply Dhamma to daily life.To those who have not had the good fortune to get acquainted with "Damrivi", I would strongly recommend the phrase "Ehi-passika" "come and see"!
Mr. Hema Weerasinghe
The core of Buddhist philosophy is the practice of Right Mindfulness and Right Concentration facilitating a developed mind. Detachment and objectivity are essential to clear thinking which enables a person to assess a given situation without bias, in dealing with problems personal or otherwise. Meditation is an invaluable aid towards this end. Buddhist practice of meditation is to cultivate an attitude of learning to see things as they really are. It also provides a cushioning effect to the routine stresses of life. Hence developing and taming of the mind through meditation are key to mental wellbeing and mental health. In addition to being of immense help to face the mundane problems of life , meditation is also the path to the ultimate goal in Buddhism being Nibbana. In this state of mind, one completely transcends the notion of self.
Since its inception Damrivi functions as a well patronized meditation centre in Sri Lanka providing guided meditation programmes on a weekly basis and extended meditation retreats periodically. Damrivi being a group of Buddhist specialists makes a conscientious effort to present meditation in its most authentic form i.e. samatha and vipassana ( insight ) meditation in line with the Theravada tradition. The weekly meditation programmes are provided free of charge and are run with voluntary contributions. Damrivi’s meditation sessions are attended by both Buddhists and non Buddhists. At Damrivi non- Buddhists find an atmosphere which is not threatening to their own faith whilst giving an opportunity to peruse their spiritual aspirations further.
During the last calendar year ( 2010) over 5000 people have participated in Damrivi meditation programmes including both Buddhists and non- Buddhists who seek mental solace. Many people who attend these meditation courses on a weekly basis feel that Damrivi has become a part of their life and meditation has become an essential part of their daily routine.
Since July 2007 Ven. Udueeriyagama Dhammajeeva Maha Thero, the Chief Preceptor of Nissaranavanaya Hermitage, in Meethirigala has been conducting a meditation session at Damrivi every last Sunday of the month from 8.30 a.m to 1.30 p.m. on a monthly basis. This programme includes a sermon, meditation and a question and answer session. The session is attended by around 250 people representing a cross section of society.
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Since the inception of Damrivi, Mr. Gamini Priyantha, an experienced and a most sought after lay meditation teacher has been conducting meditation sessions at Damrivi on a weekly basis. Currently there are two meditation sessions a week conducted by him on Wednesdays and Sundays ( 9.a.m- 11.30.a.m.). These sessions are presented in the form of structured courses in Sinhala. During the last financial year Mr. Gamini Priyantha conducted over 80 half day meditations sessions at Damrivi. Many people have been introduced to Dhamma through these structured meditation programmes and for many others it is an aid to advance on the Noble Eightfold Path.
Meditation session is being conducted at the Damrivi Center by Mr. Gamini Priyantha every Sunday from 9.a.m. to 11.a.m.
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