Sociedade Budista do Brasil  ~ SBB ~ Projeto Rio BuddhaVihara "And the Blessed One said to the Bhikkhus: 'I am delive...
Brazilian Buddhist Society – 40 years
Who we are <ul><li>Brazil Buddhist Society is one of the five institutions in Brazil officially established with the objec...
Site & Surroundings <ul><li>Our lands are placed in the surroundings of the  world’s largest urban forest  in Santa Teresa...
Site & Surroundings © 2007 - Brazil Buddhist Society
Site & Surroundings <ul><li>Santa Teresa: history, culture and entertainment  </li></ul><ul><li>corcovado and scenic views...
Site & Surroundings German Magazine: articles about new Hotels in Santa Teresa in many european publications .
BBS & Theravada Buddhism in Brazil © 2007 - Brazil Buddhist Society More than 40 years of dedication for  Dhamma ... Bikkh...
BBS & Theravada Buddhism in Brazil © 2007 - Brazil Buddhist Society 1974 1975 1986 2006/2007 . Prof. Kaled A. Assrauy is t...
BBS & Theravada Buddhism in Brazil © 2007 - Brazil Buddhist Society Sowing pure seeds for pure fruits … Ven. Vipassi: lay ...
BBS & Theravada Buddhism in Brazil © 2007 - Brazil Buddhist Society Wesak Celebrations: every year
BBS & Theravada Buddhism in Brazil Tripitaka: a jewel offered by from H.M. King of Thailand Courses, sutta studies, retrea...
BBS & Theravada Buddhism in Brazil Bhante Rahula (US)
Buddhism in Brazil <ul><li>Although our country has predominantly Christian population, the interest on  Buddhism has been...
Why Rio Buddhavihara Project? <ul><li>As Theravada Buddhism  is not yet fully established anywhere throughout the entire c...
Specific Objectives <ul><li>MONASTERY  - To establish a permanent home for venerable members of the Theravada Bhikkhu-Sang...
Urgent Repairs & Risk: intense rains and landslides in April/2010 destroyed part of the property BEFORE landslide landslid...
Helping the recovery and maintanance <ul><li>DANA DHAMMA </li></ul><ul><li>We rely entirely on the  generosity of  to assu...
Invitation © 2007 - Brazil Buddhist Society STRIVING TO KEEP THE WORK  If you are interested in financially or organizatio...
We need your help © 2007 - Brazil Buddhist Society In the memory of Most Venerable Bhante Puhulwelle Vipassi Nayaka Thero....
We need your help Site  www.sbb.dharmanet.com.br Email  [email_address] Phone 55 21 8648 0198 / 55 21 2205 4102 / 55 21 22...
In Gratitude for your generosity President: Fabiana Gaspar Gomes 1ª Secretary: Guilherme Cordeiro  2ª Secretary: Katia Lei...
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Help for Recovery and Maintanance of Brazil Theravada Temple // Pedido de apoio à Comunidade Budista Internacional para a recuperação e manutenção do templo de Santa Teresa ( Sociedade Buditsa do Brasil - SBB ). Saiba mais - www.sbb.dharmanet.com.br

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  • SOS Sociedade Budista do Brasil out2010

    1. 1. Sociedade Budista do Brasil ~ SBB ~ Projeto Rio BuddhaVihara &quot;And the Blessed One said to the Bhikkhus: 'I am delivered, O Bhikkhus, from all fetters, human and divine. You, O Bhikkhus, are also delivered from all fetters, human and divine. Go ye now, O Bhikkhus, and wander, for the gain of the many, for the welfare of the many, out of compassion for the world, for the good, for the gain, and for the welfare of gods and men.&quot; Mahavagga 1.11 Sowing Dhamma seeds in South America
    2. 2. Brazilian Buddhist Society – 40 years
    3. 3. Who we are <ul><li>Brazil Buddhist Society is one of the five institutions in Brazil officially established with the objective of bringing Theravada Buddhism to the knowledge of the Brazilian and South American public (Casa de Dharma - SP, Vipassana - DF and Nalanda - BH). </li></ul><ul><li>It has been playing a crucial role for the 40 years of its existence, serving as a reference of study and practice of Theravada Buddhism in Brazil/ South America. </li></ul><ul><li>Throughout its history our Society has hosted Respectful Venerable members of Sinhalese and Thai Forest Tradition Bhikkhu Sangha. </li></ul><ul><li>Our gates are open, in the city of Rio de Janeiro, for an ever-renewing audience, who attend Pujas and Ceremonies, Dhamma Courses and Retreats, and Study Groups and community social work for free . </li></ul>© 2007 - Brazil Buddhist Society Casa de Dharma SP: partnership in Brazil Dhamma Network Ajahn Sumeddho and Bhante Gunaratana: inspirations
    4. 4. Site & Surroundings <ul><li>Our lands are placed in the surroundings of the world’s largest urban forest in Santa Teresa neighborhood, 20 minutes from downtown. </li></ul><ul><li>We are situated in middle of the second largest city of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, with a over 11 million people population </li></ul>© 2007 - Brazil Buddhist Society Rio de Janeiro
    5. 5. Site & Surroundings © 2007 - Brazil Buddhist Society
    6. 6. Site & Surroundings <ul><li>Santa Teresa: history, culture and entertainment </li></ul><ul><li>corcovado and scenic views </li></ul><ul><li>biking and walking treks </li></ul><ul><li>100 years trolley </li></ul><ul><li>traditional restaurants and night life </li></ul><ul><li>new fancy and charming hotels </li></ul><ul><li>old rio carnival parade </li></ul><ul><li>art and music. The best choice for backpackers and sofisticated turists. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Site & Surroundings German Magazine: articles about new Hotels in Santa Teresa in many european publications .
    8. 8. BBS & Theravada Buddhism in Brazil © 2007 - Brazil Buddhist Society More than 40 years of dedication for Dhamma ... Bikkhu Dammanando: First brazilian ordained Bikkhu Anuruddha: building the Brazil Buddhist Society in Rio
    9. 9. BBS & Theravada Buddhism in Brazil © 2007 - Brazil Buddhist Society 1974 1975 1986 2006/2007 . Prof. Kaled A. Assrauy is the first Brazilian fully ordained as a theravada Buddhist monk, under the name of Bhikkhu B. Dhammanando in Thailand. He later disrobes and becomes one of the professors to minister Dhamma courses and retreats at BBS. . Ven. Shanti Bhadra Thero arrives from Sri Lanka to assuming the spiritual guidance of BBS for the period until 1979. . Ven. P. Vipassi Nayaka Thero arrives from London Buddhist Vihara with the mission of being the chief-bhikkhu for the whole Brazil and South America. He then fulfills his duty until late 2006. . Visit of Theravada Venerables from US, Portugal, Thailand, Africa and UK (once or twice a year) . The Rio Buddhavihara Project is conceived and internationally launched: creation and maintenance of a lasting and enduring home for the Theravada Bhikkhu Sangha in Brazil and South America. 1955 1967 1968 1969 . Members of the Theosophist Society idealize BBS out of their intention of bringing the Teachings of Lord Buddha to Brazil. . BBS is officially founded for developing the study of Buddhism as a philosophy, religion and science. . H. M. King Bhumipol Adulyadej offers BBS a complete printed version of the Pali Tipitaka . Acquisition of the lands where BBS is now established, under spiritual guidance of Bhikkhu T. Anurudha. . Prof. Kaled Assrauy is the first Brazilian to be ordained as a samanera in Sri Lanka
    10. 10. BBS & Theravada Buddhism in Brazil © 2007 - Brazil Buddhist Society Sowing pure seeds for pure fruits … Ven. Vipassi: lay peoples taking the 5 Preceipts in Wesak Dana: cooking and serving together
    11. 11. BBS & Theravada Buddhism in Brazil © 2007 - Brazil Buddhist Society Wesak Celebrations: every year
    12. 12. BBS & Theravada Buddhism in Brazil Tripitaka: a jewel offered by from H.M. King of Thailand Courses, sutta studies, retreats, yoga and social and cultural activities
    13. 13. BBS & Theravada Buddhism in Brazil Bhante Rahula (US)
    14. 14. Buddhism in Brazil <ul><li>Although our country has predominantly Christian population, the interest on Buddhism has been growing as films, books, documentaries and more cientists discover the benefits of meditation . </li></ul><ul><li>It is important to make the Theravada Teachings more accessible in portuguese. </li></ul><ul><li>According to statistics, Buddhists are 0.13% of the 188 million Brazilian population . From these 244.000 Buddhists in Brazil , 66% are not from Asian origins and naturally found in the Teachings of Buddha a welcoming Path to Happiness (2007). </li></ul><ul><li>Out of the 210 organized Buddhist groups in Brazil , only 5 were related to Theravada Buddhism Teachings and Practices (one of those, from S.N Goenka tradition, has a big centre and organizes monthly 10 day retreats for 25/30 people) . </li></ul>© 2007 - Brazil Buddhist Society
    15. 15. Why Rio Buddhavihara Project? <ul><li>As Theravada Buddhism is not yet fully established anywhere throughout the entire continent of South America. </li></ul><ul><li>Rio Buddhavihara is, at present, sole long term project assuring the presence of the Theravada School of Buddhism and its Teachings in Brazil and South America as a whole: a major initiative to secure a firm and lasting spiritual home for the Theravada Sangha . </li></ul><ul><li>By supporting a community of resident monks we can stimulate the transmission of the Lord Buddha’s Teachings as taught by this tradition for lay people and for future brazilian monks that may be ordained and trainned. </li></ul><ul><li>Wish to intensify social work in poor communities nearby </li></ul><ul><li>Education and Ethics – (english class, Sunday school) </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional Balance (for community and visiting schools) </li></ul><ul><li>Peace Culture and Conflict Resolution </li></ul><ul><li>Buddhist Culture (books, films and discussion, art and spiritual music, photography workshop for comunnity) </li></ul>© 2007 - Brazil Buddhist Society
    16. 16. Specific Objectives <ul><li>MONASTERY - To establish a permanent home for venerable members of the Theravada Bhikkhu-Sangha as a forest meditation centre, on the mountainous forested regions of Southern Brazil. </li></ul><ul><li>DHAMMA MATERIAL AND CULTURE – To publish books, texts, translations, podcasts, videos in portuguese and organize more cultural and social activities: preserve Buddhist culture and Brazil/South American Theravada Buddhist Community. Became a Touristical scenic point in tours in Rio. </li></ul><ul><li>SOS REPAIRS SINCE APRIL - To carry out URGENTLY needed renovations of buildings situated on the site of the present centre. </li></ul>Dream & Aspiration: a Buddha statue or Stupa in Santa Teresa Mountain and a simple typical thai main building and kutis Midia Dharma website with books, videos and podcasts
    17. 17. Urgent Repairs & Risk: intense rains and landslides in April/2010 destroyed part of the property BEFORE landslide landslide BEFORE AFTER AFTER
    18. 18. Helping the recovery and maintanance <ul><li>DANA DHAMMA </li></ul><ul><li>We rely entirely on the generosity of to assure the preserving for posterity of the Theravada Buddhist Temple maintained by Brazilian Buddhist Society in Rio de Janeiro/Brazil. </li></ul><ul><li>You can help: </li></ul><ul><li>- Becoming a Donator and offering your dana when possible </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming a monthly, semester or annual Associated and voting in the Annual Meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing fund raising campaings – dinner with buddhist familes, bussinessman or institutions, music show, play, fairs, seminars etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Becaming a Dhamma teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting the visit of international Venerables and Dhamma teachers to BBS </li></ul><ul><li>Becoming a volunteer – donating your time and habilities, once a week or a month </li></ul><ul><li>It is an auspicious oportunity for the International Buddhist Community to save this very valuable flame of Dhamma from dying out . </li></ul><ul><li>This inniciative is one of the pilars for the establishment of the Theravada Buddhism in Brazil and South America . </li></ul><ul><li>The total cost of repairs is 400.000 US$. Maintanance: 1.000 US$/ month </li></ul>© 2007 - Brazil Buddhist Society
    19. 19. Invitation © 2007 - Brazil Buddhist Society STRIVING TO KEEP THE WORK If you are interested in financially or organizationally supporting, taking part or assisting in the development of Rio Buddhavihara Project , you are invited to do so and welcome to contact us.
    20. 20. We need your help © 2007 - Brazil Buddhist Society In the memory of Most Venerable Bhante Puhulwelle Vipassi Nayaka Thero. May all beings be happy!
    21. 21. We need your help Site www.sbb.dharmanet.com.br Email [email_address] Phone 55 21 8648 0198 / 55 21 2205 4102 / 55 21 2245 4331 Adress Sociedade Budista do Brasil Estrada Dom Joaquim Mamede, 45, Santa Teresa – Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
    22. 22. In Gratitude for your generosity President: Fabiana Gaspar Gomes 1ª Secretary: Guilherme Cordeiro 2ª Secretary: Katia Leite  1º Treasurer: Gustavo Monteiro 2º Treasurer : João Paulo Rafael Director of Comunication Activies: Carla Schiavetto Director of Cultural and Social Activities: Lica Maciel Finances Concil: Khaled Amer Asrauy, Attila Robert e Arlindo Bezerra Set/2008

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