Community Engaged Buddhism


Our Centre is currently supporting two community projects:

1. Buddhist Book Donation and Prison Pen Pal Program. See http://www.buddhisminprisons.ca/book-donation–pen-pals.html for more information. If you would like to support this program in any ways, please email info@BuddhismInPrisons.ca.

2. Sunday Dhamma Sunday Schools for Children in Sri Lanka
As you may have heard, Sri Lanka is currently facing severe economic hardship. Our Centre is grateful to have the opportunity to support the breakfast programs in Dhamma Schools offered by monasteries in Sri Lanka. If you would like to support the boys and girls attending these Dhamma Schools, you may make a donation by e-transfer to our Centre. We are currently supporting one school (Sri Chandajothi Dhamma School in Bihirawa – over 360 students) for 16 weeks beginning on February 26, 2023, and are also supporting another school (Sri Gangagiri Dhamma School in Godakawela – over 250 students) for 16 weeks beginning on April 23, 2023). We would like to extent our support for both schools beyond the 16 weeks. Please email us at admin@appliedbuddhism.ca to let us know how you’d like to be involved. To make a donation, you may send an e-transfer to admin@appliedbuddhism.ca and specify in the message area your donation is to support Sunday Dhamma School breakfast program for children in Sri Lanka and also let us know the name, postal and email addresses of the donor. A Canadian tax receipt will be issued for a donation over $20.

Sri Chandajothi Dhamma School of the Sri Mangala Bodhi Viharaya in Bihirawa, Sewanagala, Sri Lanka – over 360 students from Grades 1 – 12 attend the Sunday Dhamma school.
Our Centre is currently supporting the breakfast program in the Dhamma school for 16 Sundays.
One of the instructors of the Pali Chanting Course offered by our Centre Bhante Suneetha (currently residing in Ottawa) was at the Dhamma school for the launch of the breakfast program in February 2023. Bhante is seen here serving breakfasts to the children. He also donated exercise books and stationery to them on that day.
A variety of vegetarian breakfasts will be served to the students over the 16 Sundays. Ingredients such as cereals, grains, mung bean, chickpea, porridge (made from raw rice, coconut milk and the fresh juice of medicinally valued leafy greens) will be prepared by the parents of students.