Tuesday, April 26, 2011

First Buddhist Monk at a UK Royal Wedding

A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, Venerable Bogoda Seelawimala Nayaka Thera, is the first ever Buddhist monk to be invited for a royal wedding in UK, and may be in the whole of Europe, ever.

Hailing from the Malwatta Chapter of the Siyam Nikaya in Sri Lanka, Venerable Seelawimala Nayaka Thera is the Director of the London Buddhist Vihara, which has a history of 85 years. Anagarika Dharmapala started the Vihara in 1926.

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