Punna Potthaka (Merit Record)

Punna Potthaka ( Merit Record)

This is a wonderful practice to Record our own good deeds to inspire ourselves and others. This Punna Potthaka tradition is an ancient practice in Sri Lanka. I am giving you an idea as to how you can do it on a daily basis. This can be a better practice to record good meritorious acts rather than recording negative and disastrous actions. Good, positive actions can create a positive frame of mind in others. This is way better than today's breaking news which really breaks our hearts. Here is a sample template for you to record your day-to-day merits.

Date
Venue
Action in Brief

















































































Tibetan Rinpoche's Visit to Los Angeles

Sera Jey Monastery (Abbot) His Eminence Khen Rinpoche - Logoan Tulku
First Dharma Teaching Trip to Los Angeles
All Are Welcome!


May all beings be well and happy!


Dhamma US Online Pali Lesson - Flash Cards

Flash Card Version

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Dhamma US Online Pali Class - Noun Declension: Nara

Declension of the Noun "Nara"

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Dhamma US Online Pali Class

Here we are with our New Pali Learning Tool: Here is how you start.
Step One: Start Game
Step Two: Choose a study mode : 1) Match 2) Learn 3) Test 4) Flashcards (click on the flashcard to see the Pali word) 5) Spell

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One Day Retreat with Eight Precept Observance

Poson Full Moon Day Program
Lankarama Buddhist Institute
398 Giano Ave, La Puente, CA 91744.

You are invited to join our Poson Poya Day on Sunday, June 18th 2017. Mark your calender!
We are going to have One day retreat program (Atthasila / 8 precepts) along with dhammatalks, meditation and sutta discussion. Free Dinner will follow by 7PM!
For Buddhists, this hallowed day of Poson is second only to Vesak in terms of importance. The full-moon Poson Poya Day is noteworthy to the Sri Lankan Buddhists as the day on which Emperor Asoka's son, the Arahat Mahinda, officially introduced Buddhism to the island in the 3rd century B.C.
Accordingly, in addition to the normal ritualistic observances undertaken on a Poya day, on Poson day devotees flock to Anuradhapura, the ancient holy capital city of the country, for it was there that Arahat Mahinda converted the then ruler, King Devanampiya Tissa, and his court to Buddhism, thereby setting in motion a series of events that finally made Sri Lanka the home of Theravada Buddhism.

Lankarama Buddhist Institute - Rains Retreat (Vassana Samaya) - 2017

Saturday Events 
July 9 - October 21
Invitation Ceremony 
July 9 2017 (Saturday)
Annual Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony
October 28 (Saturday)
2017 Kathina Celebration Announcement.
Lankarama Buddhist Institute
398 Giano Ave, La Puente - CA 91744
Contact: Ven. Sumanatissa Maha Thero - Abbot (626-913-0775)


Please mark you calendar. All are welcome!

Saturday Events at Lankarama Buddhist Institute

Lankarama Buddhist Institute
Saturday Evening Program
June 3, 2017
  • Yoga Class - 5pm
  • Meditation - 6pm
  • Buddha Vandana - 7pm

All are welcome!

Pali Noun Declension - The Noun Root Buddha

Akaranta Pullinga Buddha Sadda
(Declension of the Masculine noun Buddha ending ‘a’ sound)
Vibhatti = Case
Ekavacana = Singular
Bahuvacana = Plural
Pathama Vibhatti
Buddho = Buddha
Buddha = Buddhas
Alapana Vibhatti
(He) Buddha, Buddha = (O!) Buddha
(Bhavanto) Buddha = (O!) Buddhas
Dutiya Vibhatti
Buddham = Buddha
Buddhe = Buddhas
Tatiya Vibhatti
Buddhena = by the Buddha
Buddhebhi, Buddhehi = by the Buddhas
Catutthi Vibhatti
Buddhaya, Buddhassa = to/for the Buddha
Buddhanam = to/for the Buddhas
Pancami Vibhatti
Buddha, Buddhamha, Buddhasma = from/off the Buddha
Buddhebhi, Buddhehi = from/ off the Buddhas
Chatthi Vibhatti
Buddhassa = of the Buddha
Buddhanam = of the Buddhas
Sattami Vibhatti
Buddhe, Buddhamhi, Buddhasmim = in/on/at the Buddha
Buddhesu = in/on/at the Buddhas

Some Nouns similar to this pattern of declension:

  1. Dhamma = Dhamma
  2. Sangha = Sangha 
  3. Deva = Deity 
  4. Sura = Deity 
  5. Manussa = Man 
  6. Nara = Man 
  7. Uraga = Snake 
  8. Naga = Dragon, Cobra 
  9. Yakkha = Demon 
  10. Kinnara = Mermaid 
  11. Turanga = Horse 
  12. Varaha = Pig 
  13. Siha = Lion 
  14. Vyaggha = Leopard 
  15.  Kacchapa = Turtle  
  16.  Miga = Deer 
  17.  Sona = Dog 
  18. Bilala = Cat 
  19.  Aloka = Light 
  20. Loka = World


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