Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Invitation to the Commemoration of the Second Anniversary of the South East Asia Tsunami Disaster.

On the 26th of December 2004, the world was shocked to hear that south-east
Asia had been devastated by a tsunami. At least 230,000 people died and many more are still affected by the disaster.

To mark the 2nd anniversary of the tsunami, you are cordially invited to attend a commemoration service at Scotland’s new Buddhist Vihara in Maryhill, to be conducted by Venerable K. Sri Rewatha Thero at 3 p.m.- 4 p.m. on 26th December 2006.

After the service, Venerable Rewatha will give a brief report on relief projects in Sri Lanka which were made possible by the generosity of the people of Scotland.

Also on this day the new statue of the Buddha will be unveiled and blessed. This beautiful statue, the largest of its type in the U.K., was carved by a Sri Lankan artist at the new Vihara premises. This auspicious ritual will be completed according to Sri Lankan Theravada tradition.