Thank you everyone for being with us! Wish you all a wonderful #Happy-Thanksgiving-Day! Let us be grateful and thankful to all those who helped us in every single way all throughout our life! #Dhamma-US sincerely wishes all our friends, family members, relatives, friends, teachers, well-wishers and all - the very best of health, longevity, and the best of spirit to continue your journey of life with less suffering and more happiness! May you all be well and happy and healthy! #Dhamma-US share merits to all our friends' departed ones as well for the wellbeing and happiness of all of them. May all beings be well and happy and healthy! 

What is Thanksgiving Day?

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November.
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We welcome all those who are interested in light Yoga & Meditation at a beautiful, serene temple atmosphere. We are glad to have you as a new member of our community and help you resolve many of your bodily and mental issues to maintain a healthy and balanced life. We're currently enrolling new students for the upcoming [Yoga & Meditation PROGRAM] which will be absolutely Free and open to all. Come join us and enjoy this beautiful spiritual experience with us.

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The 10 tasks of daily life:
1.   Read from at least one newspaper and one good book each day.
2.   Keep a good balance between rest and work. Keep set hours for going to bed and waking up in  
            the  morning. Eat the same amount of food for your 3 meals each day.
      3.   Develop an exercise routine and walk at least 5000 steps each day.
4.   Stay away from tobacco, alcohol, pornography, and drugs. Govern and regulate your own life.
5.   Cherish your blessings and be frugal. Do not buy things thoughtlessly or indulgently.
6.   Do not eat snacks foolishly nor express anger thoughtlessly.
7.   Recite the Buddha’s name 3 times at each meal, and observe the 5 contemplations when eating at 
8.   Go on a journey by yourself.
9.   Give away all your possessions at least once in your lifetime to experience the state of emptiness.
10. Manage your time well, use your space well, and be in harmony with the world.
                              Reference: For All Living Beings by Venerable Master Hsing Yun

(As for the No. 7 task, I recommend you use your own spiritual master or your own religious leader, i.e. Jesus, Mohammad, Krisna etc. That way you can keep your own faith and be faithful and be a better human being as per your own system of faith.)

I could not resist from sharing with all our friends when I was reading For All Living Beings by respected venerable master Hsing Yun, the founder of Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order. Hope this will help all our friends to build up a wonderful and balanced life. Looking forward to sharing more from Venerable Master's fascinating book.

This is an amazing #YouTube Dhamma Channel channel if any of you really want to explore the in-depth #Dhamma #Practice. The interview process when s/he shares the personal #meditation experience is very impressive. There seem to be a group of very highly accomplished #practitioners linked to this channel led by a powerful #monk who is in good command of his subject. Anyone who has any kind of questions regarding the real complications while practicing, I recommend this is a wonderful channel to follow. This is a great way to improve your right view and practice the #Dhamma and achieve some higher spiritual levels through some meticulous guidelines.

The only concern is that it is in #Sinhala and if someone can put up some #English sub-titles, this can be beneficial to millions of #Truth-Seeking #practitioners. I wish I have time to do some #translations of this project.

Dear #Sinhala practitioners, please carefully listen to all these lessons and make yourself closer to the realization of the #Dhamma.

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මම දැන් මෙතන !!! මේ මෝහෝතේ ඔබ ඉන්නාවූ ඉරියව්ව (අරමුණ ) ඔබට ප්‍රකටවී තිබේද? එසේනම්, ඒ මෝහෝතේ ඔබට දුකක් හෝ සැපයක් දැනුනිද? නොදැනුනිනම්, ඔබට රාග, ද්වේශ, මෝහ නොමැතිවූ බව අවබෝධ වූයේද? එසේම ! ! ! ඔබ නිවන අත්විඳි බව ඔබට අවබෝධ වූයේද? අවබෝධනොවුනිනම් ! ! ! නිවන වර්තමාණ මෝහෝතේ අත්විඳිය යුත්තක් බවට වන බුදු බණ තවමත් ඔබතුලට කිඳාබැස නොමැති බව පිලිගැනීමට ඔබ සූදානම්ද? ඔව් නම් ! ! ! ! ! මෙම වෙබ් අඩවියට පිවිසීමට ඔබ සුදුස්සෙකි.
There is a pop up message to guide you to your own level of practice. Hence you can easily decide your own path.

May all beings be well and happy and healthy!
May all the listeners to this channel realize the Dhamma within this life itself!
Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu!!!