Sath Budu Wandanawa (Worshiping The Qualities of Seven Buddhas)

As a part of the series of Katina Offering events during this Katina season, we wish that you join with us to worship the qualities of seven Buddhas this Sunday August, 23rd, 2015. This offering is mainly aim towards to bless the school children for this beginning of school year and be successful in their mundane and supra-mundane life by worshiping the qualities of seven Buddhas and accumulate wholesome meritorious deeds suppressing the unwholesome roots of greed, ill will, and delusion.

We hope and encourage that parents with children to participate this meritorious act on this Sunday and accumulate wholesome merits. Should you need further information, do not hesitate to contact Nevada Buddhist Temple.

Thank You

May Seven Buddhas Bless You! 

Happy New Year 2015 (Subha Aluth Awruddak Wewa)

As we are welcoming the New Year, we wish you wholeheartedly that may this New Year be a great New Year. It is easy to welcome the New Year but it maybe difficult to let go of unwholesome memories of 2014 more so than wholesome memories. However; it is your duty to train yourself to let go of every moment. When you begin to live in the present moment, every moment is a new moment; every minute is a new minute, every hour is a new hour; every day is a new day, every month is a new month and every year is a new year with fresh start with fresh mind. If you have not noticed, what you can notice is that the nature of time is impermanent. This means that every moment; every minute; every hour, every day, every month and every year that the amount of time that we have to live also gets shorter. This is the nature of life. This gives a great value to the time that even though it is impermanent. In day to day life regardless of monks, lay people or celestial beings, or other forms of living beings are bounded by the time. Because we are bounded by the time, time is invaluable for us not just in day to day activities towards success in life but also while travel in the path of purification toward the spiritual Enlightenment. Therefore; even the last word of the Buddha was to be earnest towards spiritual development. Buddha mentioned that just as someone’s hair caught on fire and that person try to put out fire earnestly, one should be earnestly travel in the purified path towards spiritual Enlightenment. Therefore; likewise you have always be with the temple and associated monks, we believe that you will be closely stay with the temple in this New Year and benefit from our service and dedication towards accomplishing your final goal of Spiritual Enlightenment.

Please join with us to pay homage to the 28 Buddhas January 1st, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Nevada Buddhist Temple

May your wishes be fulfilled, may you, your families, relatives, friends live healthy, wealthy, peacefully, and may your children’s education wishes be fulfilled, May you have a spiritual success.

 Thank You.

May Noble Triple Gem Bless You!

Renaissance of a Temple (This Project is On Hold)

Nevada Buddhist Vihara

Enhancement of an existing civility; bringing a close rapport between families and individuals; maintaining respect for each other, especially for the elders; leaning to listen to erudite counseling; fruitful discourse between the clergy and lay devotees; understanding the precepts of the Buddhist philosophy in a simple manner to transform them to enrich both spiritual and material lives.

These are the factors that are associated when lay persons flock around a Buddhist Temple.

And, these are the supreme qualities the Nevada Buddhist Temple disseminated since its founding in 1998.

Buddhism is not emerge on bricks and mortars that are used to bring the physical appearance, but on the hearts of those who frequent the institution. It is through that devotion, affinity, civility and constant discourse with the prelates and with the devotees that the atmosphere of  equanimity and compassion  emerge. Temple Image 1

With this emergence of universal kindness and serenity, the dedication on the part of the laymen take a significant turn toward the enrichment of the facilities of a Buddhist Temple.

In recent months, the dedicated devotees made this physical enrichment of the Nevada Buddhist Temple a reality because of the inner enrichment they developed since the founding of the temple.

We now present you how that inner enrichment transformed into a physical enrichment to make the temple more closer to ones sole and heart.

The renaissance of the physical appearance of the Nevada Buddhist Temple was possible because of the maintenance and enhancement of the spiritual renaissance of the devotees.

The Shrine Room was extended to accommodate more devotees with added features such as an improved audio-visual technical system.

The air-conditioning system was vastly improved. Temple Image 2

The pipe borne water system was greatly improved.

Within the Shrine Room area, a conducive atmosphere was built to enhance the spiritual aspect of the devotees.

Rest Rooms were modified.

These photographs will tell the whole story of the devotion of those who frequent the Nevada Buddhist Vihara.

We have not stopped at that:

Plans are underway to commence the construction of a three-room annex attached to the main temple to extend the facility to guest monks travelling from other states.

The outer appearance of the Temple will be greatly improved  as an added attraction. Once all these are completed the Nevada Buddhist Temple will undoubtedly stand-out as a prominent Buddhist place of worship in the Western part of the United States.

Those who are in the State of Nevada and in other states are greatly encouraged to participate in this project by monetarily helping the Temple.

We need to state that Nevada Buddhist Temple is being patronized by a large number of non Buddhist who participate in discourses that bring understanding not only of the Buddhist Philosophy but also about the interaction between all religions.

For monetary assistance, this web site carries the address of the Nevada Buddhist Temple elsewhere.


As we have mentioned in the lead story, we present here the Temple Extension Project- commenced September 2014 – to enhance living facilities for the Buddhist prelates who visit from other states.

PHONE:  702.457.7938

Katina October 2014

Katina             Katina is not only traditional but also one of the most important Buddhist celebration for Buddhists around the world.  “Katina” means the idea solid or firm refers to strong karma (good action(s) and good thought(s) generates positive energy by offering Katina robe to the Sanga (Community or assembly of monks) council. At the time of the Buddha, rainy season last for three months in India. Therefore; it was inconvenience for monks to travel outside during the rainy season. Buddha mentioned for monks to reside in the temples during this rainy season but with exceptions. Lot of monks from California participated this ceremony. Ven. Dhamamapala explained about the meritorious deed that accumulate one who offers Katina robe. Also, he mentioned that the monks know their rank not by the day they ordain but by the Vassa which meant by the number of Katina that they participated determines their rank. Ven. Dhammapala mentioned about alms-giving and attachment that how one should give alms-giving without attachment or let go.

Main sponsors of this Katina Ceremony are Mr. Sunil S. Amarasinghe, Mr. Wije Thennakoon, Mr. Anura Kapugamage, and Bindu Mudunkothge families.

May Noble Triple Gem Bless You!