Bhante Punnaji (Memorial Center)

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https://www.gofundme.com/bhante-punnaji-memorial-center

Dear Friends in the Dhamma:

Please use the GoFundMe link below to make a donation towards the construction of the Bhante Punnaji Memorial Center in Sri Lanka, at the Nisala Arana Monastery and International Meditation Center.

https://www.gofundme.com/bhante-punnaji-memorial-center

Nisala Arana Monastery and International Meditation Center, was founded in Sri Lanka by Venerable Bodhichitta Theri, a Buddhist nun of the Theravada tradition and one of Venerable Punnaji’s closest ordained disciples. She has studied under Bhante over many years and has also served as a meditation instructor in his retreats. The forest monastery is nestled in a beautiful and serene environment in south-west Sri Lanka and borders the scenic Sinharaja Rain Forest. You may recall that Bhante Dr. Punnaji Maha Thera passed away at this monastery during a retreat period on July 27, 2018.

Bhante Dr. Punnaji Maha Thera had a few last wishes, specifically to:

1. Set up a Center for Buddhist Studies, Research, Meditation and Humanitarian Services.
2. Set up a Trust Fund to support the Center in (1) as well as for any other noble causes.
3. Author and publish his biography so that other Buddhist Monks and Lay persons could learn out of his lifelong journey of dhamma.

Venerable Bodhicitta’s vision is to disseminate the teachings of Venerable Dr. Madawela Punnaji Maha Thera through the Bhante Punnaji Memorial Center.

Venerable Bodhicitta has already initiated construction of the Bhante Punnaji Memorial Center — consisting of three floors; Ground Floor: Meditation Halls, Dormitories for retreat participants, Offices, Discussion/Visitors rooms; First Floor: Daana Saala, Kitchen, Veranda for Walking Meditation; Second Floor: Bhante Punnaji Library, Study Areas, Research Facilities and Museum, Storage facilities, Halls for emergency accommodation (for flood victims) in memory of Bhante Dr. Madawela Punnaji Maha Thera.

This fund raising will enable Nisala Arana Monastery and International Meditation Center to complete the construction work that is currently in progress but has a funding shortfall that requires the support of well-wishers.

For more information on the Nisala Arana Monastery and International Meditation Center, please visit: http://www.nisalaarana.lk/

Let’s keep Bhante Dr. Madawela Punnaji’s tremendous contribution to the understanding and practice of the Buddha Dhamma alive. Supporting the construction of the Bhante Punnaji Memorial Center is an excellent way to achieve this goal.

Kindly share this with your friends and family, and support this meritorious activity in building “Bhante Punnaji Memorial Center” undertaken by Nisala Arana Monastery and International Meditation Centre, Sri Lanka