Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Smile When We Are Doing Good Things For Ourselves and Others

Cambodian Buddhist-Students Center

Smile when we know that we are providing good services for the society. Smile when we are doing good actions for ourselves and others. Here, Smile Magazine would like to record and to bring you the great social events conducting in Cambodian Buddhist-Students Center (Khemarama Temple) by Cambodian Buddhist Student-monks in Srilanka and lay people from Cambodia on 25th, May 2011. This event can be called historical event done by Cambodian Buddhist Student-Monks in Srilanka.  The Dream and imagination really become true one day if we keep going our effort. As we have known Buddhism has existed in Cambodia since at least the 5th century CE, with some sources placing its origin as early as the 3rd century BCE. Theravada Buddhism has been the Cambodian state religion since the 13th century CE (excepting the Khmer Rouge period), and is currently estimated to be the faith of 95% of the population. The history of Buddhism in Cambodia spans nearly two thousand years, across a number of successive kingdoms and empires. Buddhism entered Cambodia through two different streams. The earliest forms of Buddhism, along with Hindu influences, entered the Funan kingdom with Hindu merchants. In later history, a second stream of Buddhism entered Khmer culture during the Angkor empire when Cambodia absorbed the various Buddhist traditions of the Mon kingdoms of Dvaravati and Haripunchai.

As the results, recently Theravada Buddhist Traditions in Cambodia become famous day by day among the Theravada Buddhist countries around the world. Cambodian Buddhist Student-Monks have gained higher education from various academies around the world. Nowadays we find there are many Buddhist Student-Monks in Myanmar, in Thailand, in Srilanka, in India and in other countries in the world. In the previous post, SMILE has recorded the great events by Cambodian Buddhist-Students Center at the International Buddhist Museum, Kandy, Srilanka. Cambodian Buddhist-Students Center has collected, arranged and provided the Heritages of Buddhism from Kingdom of Cambodia to the International Buddhist Museum in Kandy, Srilanka together with 16 Buddhist countries around the world. Cambodian Buddhist Culture and Tradition starts to be known in the world. Buddhist tradition and culture from different countries have been well kept in the same building which as record it has been spent Rs. 200 million for construction. It is quite easy for visitors who want to study Buddhist culture and tradition from various countries because all Buddhist countries in the world have brought Buddha's Statues and other Buddhist Heritages to keep in the International Buddhist Museum. Please take time to visit the International Buddhist Museum, Kandy, Srilanka to see how wonderful it is!

Once again, smile magazine would like to tell dear friends in the dhamma other great events by Cambodian Buddhist-Students Center. As Smile mentioned a little bit earlier that on 25th, May 2011, Cambodian Buddhist-Students and Lay Generous people from Cambodia have been celebrating the conducting foundation of building in Cambodian Buddhist-Student Center compound. In the ceremony, the participants who came to join are, 55 Canbodian Buddhist-Students in Srilanka, 20 Cambodian generous people from Cambodia, the owner of land-offering, Srilankan people and Lawyer of Srilanka. The Conducting for Foundation for two places, opening ceremony for conducting the foundation of Entrance-Gate of Cambodian Buddhist-Students Center and Foundation of Building. As Venerable monks mentioned in the ceremony, the Entrance-Gate of this Temple will be cost USD 20,000 to complete the construction, while the Building will be cost USD 110,000 to complete the construction. Why to do this temple? This is for the benefits of Cambodian Buddhist Students who come to study in Srilanka, for the development of human resources, for the promotion of Cambodian culture to the world, for peace and happiness of the world. As we understand Buddhism is for all of us, therefore Cambodian Buddhist-Students Center makes effort to do everything for benefits of Buddhism and their people. To see more pictures of activities from Cambodian Buddhist-Students Center, please kindly click Here.

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