HBS in Sri Lanka



HBS in Sri Lanka

HBS was introduced to Sri Lanka in 1998 by Most Rev. Nisso R. Fukuoka. A group of enthusiastic Sri Lankans who took interest in Nichiren tradition sought for the correct message of Nichiren as there were many confusions. Eventually they came through a certain web site hosted by Myoshinji temple of Yokohama which belonged to the HBS. In this web site, they found Most Rev. Nisso R. Fukuoka’s articles in English and took interest in it. They contacted him through e-mail and invited him to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka was amidst the civil war at the time and was listed as one of the most dangerous destinations. Most Rev. Fukuoka accepted this invitation and decided to visit Sri Lanka despite of the warnings given by Japanese government for its citizens to refrain from visiting Sri Lanka at the time. If it was not for the brave & wise endeavor of Most Rev. Fukuoka, HBS would not have propagated in this country.

Most Rev. Nisso R. Fukuoka, Chief incumbent of Kofuji temple in Kobe, Japan is a renowned Buddhist scholar within the international Buddhist community. His works are being published in many languages apart from Japanese. He was graduated in Psychology from Kansai University who spent many years in propagating the fine dharma in Americas, Europe & Asia. Most Rev. Fukuoka is the former Principal of the ‘HBS educational institute’ in Kyoto and presently a senior lecturer. He is also an active & important member of the ‘Union of Nichiren Schools’. He himself pioneered HBS in Italy & Sri Lanka. It is due to his efforts, guidance that both Italy & Sri Lankan HBS chapters have achieved their present success.

Whilst Most Rev. Nisso R. Fukuoka presides Sri Lanka HBS, Most Rev. Nichio Seijun Nagamatsu leads the organization as the Vice-President. Most Rev. Nagamatsu is the Chief incumbent of Myoshinji temple, Yokohama & Choshoji temple, Kyoto. Most Rev. Nagamatsu was a Sports champion, Successful Businessman and a celebrity in his youth before becoming a priest. He is the present Curator at the ‘Kyoto HBS Museum of Buddhism’ who is taking immense efforts in propagating the fine dharma throughout the world as well as in Japan. Together with Most Rev. Fukuoka, Most Rev. Nagamatsu’s leadership & perseverance is the golden key to the success of Sri Lanka HBS.

Sri Lanka HBS celebrated the 15th Anniversary in 2013 at the Sri Lanka HBS Buddhist Centre with the participation of Local members & foreign delegations. At the present there are more than 700 families who have obtained the membership in Sri Lanka HBS. Sri Lanka HBS organization is maintained by a management committee consisting senior & active members and professionals. Members are categorized into Youth, Ladie’s, Gent’s associations in which they take part in activities.

In Sri Lanka, HBS creates a platform for the international understanding & corporation between local & global Buddhist communities. Further, we facilitate & encourage Sri Lankan Buddhists in studies and understanding of Buddhism in day to day life. Thus resulting the improvement of Sraddha (Faith) towards the fine Dharma.


Sri Lanka HBS Buddhist Centre

Sri Lanka HBS Buddhist Centre is located in Kohuwala, Nugegoda near Colombo. Initially Sri Lanka HBS Buddhist Centre was established in this premises in 2007 as the Headquarter of HBS in Sri Lanka. Major reformation was done to the premises in 2013. In the same year Sri Lanka HBS Buddhist Centre became a Branch of the Myoshinji Temple in Yokohama. Empowered by this collaboration, Sri Lanka HBS Buddhist Centre stands stronger to fulfill its mission.

One can find the sanctity of living Buddhism, in the serenity of Sri Lanka HBS Buddhist Centre. It is open for the spiritual needs of HBS members such as Namu Myoho Renge Kyo recitations, Sermons, Study sessions, and further serves as a community centre for members around the clock every day. This peaceful yet lively vicinity facilitate a true home for those who practice the path of Bodhisattvas.

Observances are conducted at the Centre on :

Weekdays & Saturdays :
Morning session  -  from 6.30am to 7.00 am
Evening session  -  from 6.00 pm to 6.30 pm (with a short sermon)

Sundays :
Morning session  -  from 9.30am to 11.00 am (with a Sermon)
Evening session  -  from 6.00 pm to 6.30 pm

Poya day (Full moon) and other holidays :
Morning session  -  from 9.30am to 10.00 am
Evening session  -  from 6.00 pm to 6.30 pm (with a short sermon)


Address :
HBS Buddhist Centre
(Myoshinji Branch)
131/2A, S.De.S. Jayasinghe Mawatha,
Kohuwala, Nugegoda. Sri Lanka.
Telephone:+94 112 769 177
FAX:+94 112 769 177
E-mail: mail@hbssrilanka.org

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