Let’s help Dammadinna

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Prajapathi Buddhist Centre’s primary effort is to take welfare measures to alleviate the sufferings caused by inadequate facilities in the temples which are located in remote areas. We started helping Rev. Dammadinna.

This is the small temple where Rev. Dammadinna Nun lives. It is such a place where nobody finds at least the basic facilities for a human being to live in. After her three younger brothers got married she entered priesthood in 2005 when she was 38 years old. She was the only person to take care of her parents. Her father died in 2010 and she remained with her sick mother who was suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Her mother is still feeble and weak from the illness making the poor nun to struggle her entire life. Despite all these painful situations the nun attends Dhamma classes and meditation programmes. She built this small temple in Ekamuthu Mawatha Thalawathugoda. She has taken a great effort to bring this small temple to the present condition.

She has three major problems. The first one is to find meals for her and her sick mother. The second one is to look after her sick mother who is suffering from Parkinson’s disease. The third one is to build her temple.

It has been calculated that there are 3000 Buddhist Nuns in Sri Lanka residing in various parts of the country. Very few of them are supported by the government or any other organization. But these Nuns try their best to keep up the standard of their temples as well to educate the common people in Dhamma within their capacities. Due to this serious and extreme situation even a girl from a very good family is reluctant to enter the Buddhist priesthood though they are willing to.

We visited Rev. Dammadinna Nun and decided to help her. You can send your donations to the bank account of Prajapathi Buddhist Centre in Sampath bank.