Buddhist Values for Sustainable Peace by Venerable Dambara Amila Thero

Venerable Dambara Amila Thero, Senior Lecturer and Director of Ethics and Spiritual Development of Rajagala Archaeological Project of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, visited the Philippines from 07th to 09th September 2017.

During Venerable Dambara Amila Thero’s visit to the Philippines, he had discussions with the Founder and Board of Trustees of the Universal Wisdom Foundation; and President and Administrators of the Buddha’s Light International Association (BLIA), Philippines.

Venerable Thero had a Dhamma sermon for the Sri Lankan medical students at the Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation (VMUF) and the Filipino students at the Guang Ming College.

Also Venerable Amila Thero met the Buddhist devotees at the Fo Guang Shang Mabuhay Temple and the Wisdom Park.

Sri Lanka Embassy in Manila coordinated the visit.


Embassy of Sri Lanka


11th September 2017

Fo Guang Shang (group)

Fo Guang - Dhamma sermon

Fo Guang-Library

UWF-Bodhi tree

Bodhi Tree gifted by Sri Lanka to the Wisdom Park

UWF - bodhi tree -group

UWF - Library

UWF - sitting-back


VMUF - group - 2

Dhamma Sermon for Sri Lankan medical students in VMUF


Eating (Pampanga)

Embassy group photo

Ven. Dambara Amila Thero with Sri Lankan Ambassador and the Staff of the Embassy