EWA 3: Pilgrimage to Sri-Pada

There are places and places to see in Sri Lanka but just about every place in Asia offers ruins, colonial cities, temples, and natural wonders. This puts a pilgrimage to Sri Pada, AKA Adam's Peak, in a class in itself. A huge footprint at the top of the mountain is said to be Adam's (say … Continue reading EWA 3: Pilgrimage to Sri-Pada

EWA 3: The Kelaniya Temple

About six miles from Colombo, the Kelani Vihara derived its sanctity in the Buddhist era 2531, with the third visit of the Buddha to this country. By the time the Portuguese conquered the country and destroyed the temple built on the spot, considerable land had been donated by the kings to the Kelaniya Vihara. In … Continue reading EWA 3: The Kelaniya Temple

EWA 3: Dialogue with Fr. Alloysius Pieris, S.J., January 22, 2007

Fr. Alloysius Pieris, S.J., founder and director of the Tulana Research Centre in Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, earned his first doctorate in Buddhist studies, the first ever awarded to a non-Buddhist by the University of Sri Lanka. A pioneer of Liberation theology in Asia, he teaches that spirituality is not the practical conclusion of theology, but … Continue reading EWA 3: Dialogue with Fr. Alloysius Pieris, S.J., January 22, 2007