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Family groups were made by grouping all HBS member families on the basis of their resident areas. Each group consisting 4 to 6 families in average. There will be meetings & activities conducted by these family groups regularly. This concept was introduced to facilitate the corporation & awareness of members. Few groups have already conducted their inaugural activity and enthusiastic for more activities.
Second issue of Suhada magazine is being edited and will be published soon. Many members contributed towards the magazine with their creative articles, poems whilst the magazine contains articles of HBS teachings. Suhada magazine also creates a platform to share the experiences of practicing the HBS way.
HBS Museum in Kyoto, (located in HBS headquarter) presents their next exhibition themed "Sri Lanka & Buddhism" launching from 10th April till September this year. Exhibition will feature the Buddhist heritage, culture and history of the isle of Sri Lanka whilst giving a glimpse of present day Sri Lanka. This programme will further facilitate as a gateway for the Japanese community into the world heritage sites of Sri Lanka.
Annual traditional New Year festival of the HBS members will be held on Sunday 24th April. Traditional aurudu games will be conducted throughout the day. All the members are invited to take part.
Sri Lanka HBS Centre will conduct the Vesak-Alms stall this year simultaneous to the exhibition on Primordial Buddhist practice at the Sri Lanka HBS Centre. Decorations will be made illuminating the streets as the programme would start from 7.00 pm. Main hall of the centre will display many panels regarding what HBS & Primordial Buddhism is about. All those who are interested can walk-in free.
Second blood drive of Sri Lanka HBS will be held on 26th of June starting from 9.00 am till 3.00pm. All the blood donors are invited to contribute in this humanitarian endeavour.
Sri Lanka HBS holds a 24 hours chanting session once every year. Chanting sessionwill start from 9.30am on 16th of July, Saturday and will continue till 9.30am the following day, 17th of July. Lodging facilities will be arranged at the Centre for participants.
Annual cricket encounter of Sri Lanka HBS will be held on 21st of August, Sunday from 10.00 am at the Ratmalana Railway Grounds.