Dear family and friends,
I got some news for you. This year 2018 is the 15th year that our magnificent Big Sitting Buddha statue has been at this residence.
On 03/03/18 we are going to celebrate this 15th Anniversary at Sasana Ramsi Vihara, 83 Booth Road, London, Colindale, NW9 5JU.
You all are cordially invited to join us in this celebration event.
It was because of you all, who have contributed your effort, energy and donations to make this place a suitable place for this big Buddha statue to reside. It was really a very hard work, physically extremely laborious, digging the ground, laying the concrete foundation and using a big crane to lift the carry the Buddha statute over the roof of the house and place it at the present place. It must be an exciting and satisfying moment for those who involved in this project to see that all your efforts and energy paid off.
The Buddha statute weighs 10 tons and the height is 8feet. This Buddha statute travelled to this residence through the skyway as He has to lifted by a big crane. The statute is surrounded by 108 small Buddha statutes sitting in the background. The amazing Buddha statute was crafted from one big marble stone by the craftsmen in Mandalay, Myanmar. It is magnificent, beautifully crafted and it is huge; but He is warm and welcoming and He is smiling on you when you look at Him. He is very peaceful and calm, radiating loving kindness and Serene. People claimed that just sitting in front of Him was so tranquil and if they really put their faith in Him and made a wish, they found that their wishes were fulfilled. You can also come and try this.
Programme on 03/03/03 to 03/03/18; 15 year’s journey
The celebration will start at 10am; the monks and the gentlemen will be changing the robe of the Buddha and tidying up the shrine room.
The ladies will be cooking and preparing the food for the monks and visitors
- 11 am – we will be offering food to the monks
- 12 to 1pm – the supporters, donors and the visitors will all have our lunch
- 1.30pm – before the dhamma talk begins it will be nice to hear from those who personally involved in laying the very first foundation of this Buddha statue in this place. After this, the Dhamma talks begin and receive the blessing from the monks.