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Mitta for Life Health Talk on Cancer Treatment
There will be a talk on Cancer Treatment at Mahindarama Buddhist Temple.
Topic: Modern Advances in Cancer Treatment Immunotherapy
Date: 10th April 2016
Time: 10 ~ 11am
Poster will be uploaded when available.

Dhamma Talk by Ven. Dr. T. Sangharatana Nayaka Thero
There will be a a series of Dhamma Talks at Mahindarama Buddhist Temple.
Topic: Trusted Path
Date: 18th April 2016
Time: 8 ~ 9:30pm
Venue: MBT Lecture Hall

Topic: The Ultimate Reality
Date: 19th April 2016

Topic: Six Qualities that Create Love & Respect
Date: 20th April 2016

Sutta Study with Meditation Workshop 2016
There will be a Sutta Study with Meditation Workshop at the Mahindarama Buddhist Temple as detailed below.
Date: 2nd May 2016
The workshop poster is viewable here.
The complete list of the workshop schedule is viewable here.

3rd Junior Buddhist Novitiate Programme
The Mahindarama Buddhist Temple will be hosting the 3rd Junior Novitiate Programme at mid-year.
The details and application form are available here.
Application form
Rules & Regulations
Further details
Date: 4th to 12th June 2016

Amata Free Medical Services
These are the free services offered by Amata Free Clinic. Please click the Amata icon above for pictorial description.

Mahindarama's Participation at the Jade Buddha Exhibition
View the moments captured during our participation at the Jade Buddha Exhibition at the Penang Time Square here.

MBT Activities for the First Half of 2016
Temple activities for the first half of 2016 are listed here.
Blood Donation Drives 2016: 28th February, 29th May - In conjunction with Vesak. Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm.
Disclaimer: Subject to change.


Mahindarama consist of two Pali words namely Arahant Mahinda, the name of a famous Missionary Buddhist monk who was also one of King Asoka's sons, assigned by the father himself to introduce the Buddha-dhamma to the Island of Tambapanni ( Modern Sri Lanka ) some 2000 years ago.

The second word, Arama basically means a holy place, a shrine, a temple (Vihara) or a place of refuge. Therefore Mahindarama, is a place where the people of the beautiful Island of Penang (Pearl of the Orient) go for their refuge to the Triple Gems (the Buddha, His teaching - the Dhamma and the Holy Order - the Sangha).

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Kathina Celebrations

Significance of KATHINA - To view15th - 16th OCT 2011 Kathina Celebrations Program, please click here .

In Pali "Kathina" literally means unshakeable or immovable. The merits accrued in offering this kind of robe is unshakeable by the other small demerits. Whenever the donors of Kathina Robe enjoy the results of theese meritorious deeds in Samsara, the other small demerits - except the Five Weighty Kammas - cannot interrupt or cannot shake its effect just like the great Earth or Mt. Meru cannot be shaken by the wind. Therefore, it is called "Kathina".

In Buddist countries such as Sri Lanka, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia, the annual offering of the Kathina Robe has assumed a great auspicious significance and this religious function receives even the Royal Patronage and favour. As such, devotees wait for this important annual occasion with great enthusiasm to take part in the celebration.

Kathina Robe annot be accepted by all monks. Only those monks who have received the Higher Ordination and observe the Vas - Rains Retreat for three months, can accept the Kathina Robe. Those who are novices, those who have broken the Vas and those who have ignored the observance of Vas are not eligible ot receive this Kathina Robe. The Kathina Robe also cannot be accepted by an individual monk. The donors offer the Robe to the Sangha - the Community of Monks. Therefore, according to the Vinaya - Disciplinary Rules, there must be at least five Higher Ordained monks to receive the Kathina Robe. After receiving the Robe, the Sangha will asseble in a Sima ( Chapter house for reciting Vinaya Rules) and unanimously choose an appropriate monk to receive this precious Robe.

A Bhikkhu who is bound by the numerious disciplinary rules in his life time, is also entitled to get a little relaxation or remission from a few minor rules, only for a few months after receving the Kathina Robe. The donors of the Kathina Robe will receive an immeasurable merit which will lead him to attain the Final Emancipation, after enjoying the heavenly and human bliss in Samsara. - Cyle of birth and death.

Unlike the other meritorious deeds, the offering of Kathina Robe cannot be performed at any time, but only within thirty days i.e. from the Full-Moon day of October to the Full Moon day of November, can this offering be done, Even on the same day and only in one place one Kathina Robe can be offered. Therefore, the offering of Kathina Robe is very rare significance and golden opportunity.

Devotees are encouraged to particpate in the Kathina ceremony.


Dhamma & Cultivation
Mahindarama Sunday Pali School
     MSPS School Board
MSPS Youth
     Games & Sport
K.Gunaratana Memorial Library
Dhamma Duta Section
     Bhavana Section
Dhamma Propagation Section
     Mahindarama e-Buddhist 
                  Education Centre
Sunday Dhamma Classes
Session 1 : 9.00 am - 11.00am
Session 2 : 10.30 am - 12.30am
Puja          :10.30 am - 11.00am
Kindy 1 [5 years old]  
Kindy 2
[6 years old]
Level 1 [7 years old]
Level 2 [8 years old]
Level 3 [9 years old]
Level 4 [10 years old]
Level 5 [11 years old]
Level 6 [12 years old]
Preliminary [13-14 years old]
Junior  [15-16 years old]
Senior  [17-18 years old]
Adult   [19 years old & above]
Parental [compulsory for parents of the new intake]
Library Hour 
Saturday [2.00 pm - 5.00 pm] & Sunday [9.00am - 1.00 pm]
Meditation Class 
Monday [8.00 pm - 10 pm]
Puja Sunday Dhamma Class
Youth Section Library


Welfare & Assistance
Amata Free Medical & Diabetic Centre   

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AMATA Foundation, Sri Lanka
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Sarana Old Folks' Home
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Janahita Welfare Section
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Sariputta Community Service Centre
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Mitta for Life
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(over 100 Free Dhamma books available on-line)
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