Devotees of Sri Lankaramaya are very fortunate to have the services of four resident venerable monks to attend to their religious needs away from home. Although our resident venerable monks are always willing to accommodate to fulfil their needs to best of their wishes, NZSLBT appreciates if devotees make contact as appropriate well ahead of time to discuss the availability of the dates preferred.
Pirith Chanting ceremony
Pirith or (Paritta) is a collective term denoting a set of protective chants sanctioned by the Buddha for the use of both lay men and Bhikkus. Pirith chanting is a very popular ceremony among the Buddhists of Sri Lanka. The term ‘paritta’ implies protection. The ceremonial recital of Buddhist stanzas is regarded as capable of warding off all forms of evil and danger (vippaththi) including evil influences of the planets, evil spirits etc. In addition to curative and positive aspects, pirith is also chanted for the attainment of general success (Sampatti sidi).
As practised at Sri Lankaramaya, devotees invite monks to chant pirith in their homes to invoke blessings mostly relating to an important event such as house warming ceremonies, blessing new born babies etc. Pirith Chanting is also practiced as a part of religious proceedings at Sri Lankaramaya amongst various other programs. In particular, a weekly chanting of Dhamma Chakka Pavattana Sutta is a part of the regular program at Sri Lankaramaya. Please click on Events for a detailed calendar.