The Way to obtain Benefits through Practice of Buddhism - Public Talk by Ven. Prof. N. Gnanaratana Thero

It is recorded that at the end of Buddha's first sermon, many beings including five ascetics had been able to realise the truth. This indicates that even the first sermon was enough to get the final result of practicing Buddhism. Today, many people spend thousands of hours in reading books and listening to sermons but seem to achieve no intended advancement. This talk discusses what is wrong and shows guidance for right practice.


Rev. N. Gnanaratana obtained an Honours Degree in Pali and Sanskrit from the University of Kelaniya, a Post Graduate Diploma in Mass Communication and a MA Degree from the Buddhist and Pali University, PhD Degree in Pali and Prakrits from the Delhi University, India, Royal Pandith Degree from the Oriental Studies Society, Sri Lanka. He has been teaching for 28 years in the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Kelaniya, and other universities as well as in the Post Graduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Sri Lanka. Rev. Gnanaratana has made number of academic presentations in National and International conferences and published several books and number of articles in his specialized area of Pali, Prakrits and Buddhist studies. He was also appointed as the Director of Pirivena education, Ministry of Education, Sri Lanka and as a member of National Education Commission, Sri Lanka. Rev. Gnanaratana is a senior monk of Sri Lanka who has been 43 years in monkhood.

Date: 24 August 2019 (Saturday)

Time: 7:30 - 9:30pm

Venue: The Buddha-Dharma Centre of Hong Kong
28/F Pacific Plaza, 410 Des Voeux Road West, Hong Kong
(Near HKU MTR Exit B2)

Organizer: The Buddha-Dharma Centre of Hong Kong

Language: English



Fee: Free of Charge (Donations are welcome)

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