News & Resolutions

Vesak Celebration 2018

Saturday Apr 21, 2018
from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

Vesak celebration (වෙසක් තෙමඟුල් සැමරුම) will take place on Saturday, 21st April at Kansas Mediation Center.
On this day, KMC is organizing "Atavisi Buddha Pῡja" (අටවිසි බුද්ධ වන්දනාව) to invoke blessings to devotees and everyone else. KMC would like to invite you to be part of this great, rare blessing ceremony.

You may kindly register to reserve a Buddha Statue on our website using the link below. Each Pῡja has been valued at $100 to raise funds for the much-needed KMC operations.
http://www.kansasmeditationcenter.org/events.php?id=54

07:30am - 08:00am –– Welcome & Breakfast
08:00am - 08:30am –– Observe Eight Precepts
08:30am - 09:15am –– Meditation
09:15am - 10:00am –– Dhamma Discussion
10:00am - 10:15am –– Tea Break
10:15am - 10:45am –– Dhamma Discussion
10:45am - 11:00am –– Buddha Pūja
11:00am - 12:30pm –– Dhāna to Monks and Lunch for Everyone
12:30pm - 01:00pm –– Meditation
01:00pm - 02:30pm –– Pirith Desana and End of Sil Program

03:00pm - 05:00pm –– Atavisi Buddha Pūja

06:00pm - 09:00pm –– Dansela and Vesak Lantern Exhibition

If you would like to prepare a dish for dhāna, please feel free to sign up below
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1orsHDDcyd3XzUNZkEdO49kWQlm91ipPxcUOsga3aoCA/edit#gid=0

Please contact any of our committee members, If require any further information. thank you.

May your heart be filled with giving and kindness!
තෙරුවන් සරණයි!
- KMC

Atavisi Buddha Puja

Saturday Apr 21, 2018
from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

Gilan Pasa and Pirikara (Sivura Pirikara) will be provided.

Each Puja has been valued at $100 to raise funds for the much-needed KMC operations. Please click the 'Reserve This Puja' Button below to reserve your Puja.

Tanhankara Buddha

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Medhankara Buddha

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Saranankara Buddha

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Deepankara Buddha

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Kondanna Buddha

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Mangala Buddha

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Sumana Buddha

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Revata Buddha

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Sobhita Buddha

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Anomadassi Buddha

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Paduma Buddha

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Narada Buddha

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Padumuttara Buddha

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Sumedha Buddha

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Sujata Buddha

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Piyadassi Buddha

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Atthadassi Buddha

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Dhammadassi Buddha

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Siddharttha Buddha

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Tissa Buddha

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Phussa Buddha

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Vipassi Buddha

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Sikhi Buddha

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Vessabhu Buddha

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Kakusandha Buddha

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Konagamana Buddha

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Kassapa Buddha

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Gautama Buddha

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May you all be blessed by the Triple Gem with all happiness and prosperity!!!!!

Blood Drive 2018

Saturday Mar 03, 2018
from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
at Kansas Meditation Center

Monthly Program - February, 2018

Sunday Feb 11, 2018
from 08:00am to 2:00pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

Monthly Program - January, 2018

Saturday Jan 06, 2018
from 08:00am to 2:00pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

Children's Dhamma School

Saturday Jan 06, 2018
from 10:00am to 1:00pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

Children's Dhamma School

Sunday Dec 10, 2017
from 10:00am to 1:00pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

Monthly Program - November

Saturday Nov 04, 2017
from 7:30am to 2:00pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

Asian Festival Food Booth Fundraiser

Saturday Oct 28, 2017
from 5:00pm to 11:00pm
at Century ll Wichita KS

Kathina Ceremony 2017

Sunday Oct 22, 2017
from 6:00 am to 1:00 pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

Katina Ceremony, an Annual presentation of new robes to the monks at the end of three months (July-October) Buddhist Lent, regarded as one of the meritorious events in Buddhist calendar.

This year's Kathina Robe is sponsored by Hewawitharana family.

To celebrate the Katina with the visiting monks, there will be an evening chanting (pirith desana) on Saturday, October 21st from 6.00 pm - 10.00 pm

Saturday, October 21st
6.00 pm - 10.00 pm
Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
9.30 am – 2.00 pm

The agenda for the Kathina Ceremony is as follows:

6.3.0 am - 8.00 am - Buddha Puja, Heel Daana

9.30 am - Katina Perahara (Parade)
10.00 am - Introduction of the Katina Program
10.10 am - Observation of Five precepts
10.15 am - Special Dhamma Discussion
10.45 am - Pirith Chanting
11.15 am - Offering the Kathina Robe to the monks
11.20 am - Offerings to Buddha
11.30 am - Offering of Daana to the Monks
12.00 noon - Lunch
1.30 pm - Dhamma discussion and Conclusion

On behalf of the venerable monks, we, Kansas Meditation center Committee would like to invite you, your family and friends to join this special robe offering ceremony on the day to perform meritorious activities.

The venerable monks and committee members of the Kansas Meditation center wish to thank all members for their generous donations and supports to the Temple and their valuable works to the community in Wichita.

Please use the link below to sign up for the daana and the Pirikara for 12 monks attending the Katina Ceremony at the temple.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1B0vXfHsxynCSQ0xojmLV6uwdWqE6i-gjmjhazhKTrrw/edit?usp=sharing

May you all be blessed by the Triple Gem with all happiness and prosperity!!!!!

Monthly Program - October

Saturday Oct 07, 2017
from 7:30am to 2:00pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

Children's Dhamma School

Sunday Sep 24, 2017
from 10:00am to 1:00pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

Children's Dhamma School

Sunday Sep 10, 2017
from 10:00am to 1:00pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

String Hoppers Night1

Saturday Aug 19, 2017
from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

Children's Dhamma School

Sunday Aug 06, 2017
from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

Monthly Program - August

Sunday Aug 06, 2017
from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

Grand Opening Ceremony of Kansas Meditation Center

Saturday Jul 15, 2017
from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
at 3011 George Washington Blvd, Wichita KS 67210

Rains Retreat (Vas Kalaya) Invitation

Sunday Jul 09, 2017
from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Fried Rice Night Fundraiser

Saturday Jun 10, 2017
from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

Vesak Celebration 2017 - Wichita, KS

Sunday May 21, 2017
from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

Kansas Meditation Center (KMC) is organizing the Vesak celebration in Wichita, Kansas for the fourth time (Sunday May 21st, 2017). On this day there will be the performance of religious and meritorious acts such as, observance of Sil, Offerings to the Buddha, Offering to the Sangha, Meditation, Dhamma sermon and Dhamma discussion.

7:30am - 8.00am - Welcome
8.00am - 8:30am - Observe Eight Precepts
8:30am - 9:15am - Meditation
9:15am - 10.00 am - Dhamma Desana
10.00am - 10:15.am - Tea Break
10:15.am - 10:45.am - Dhamma Desana
10:45.am - 11.00am - Buddha Pūja
11.00am - 12:30pm - Dāna to Monks and Lunch for Everyone
12:30pm - 1.00pm - Walking Meditation
1.00pm - 2.30pm - Pirith Desana and End

6.00pm - 9.00pm -Dansela and Lantern Exhibition

If you would like to prepare a dish for the daana for the Vesak sil program, please use the following link and sign up.
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1y0qJJeFhjMbaxXWaeaRcrgc24A93FmlyfsZm_BVcEcM/edit?ts=59151597#gid=0

Note: If you are unable to attend for the morning events, you are more than welcome to attend for the lunch.

May you all be blessed by the Triple Gem with all happiness and prosperity!!!!!

Nasi Night Fundraiser

Saturday Apr 01, 2017
from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

SL Independence Day Kottu Night Fundraiser

Saturday Feb 04, 2017
from 5:00PM to 9:00PM
at Kansas Meditation Center

new year blessing 2017

Saturday Dec 31, 2016
from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

Annual General Meeting 2016

Sunday Dec 04, 2016
from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

Dosa Night Fundraiser

Saturday Nov 12, 2016
from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
at 610 S Trig St Wichita, KS 67207

Children's Dhamma School

Sunday Nov 06, 2016
from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

Kathina Ceremony 2016

Saturday Oct 29, 2016
from 7:00 am to 3.30 pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

Katina Ceremony, an Annual presentation of new robes to the monks at the end of three months (July-October) Buddhist Lent, regarded as one of the meritorious events in Buddhist calendar.

This year's Kathina Robe is sponsored by Palliyaguru family.

To celebrate the Katina with the visiting monks, there will be an evening chanting (pirith desana) on Friday, Oct. 28th from 6.00 pm - 8.00 pm

The agenda for the Kathina Ceremony is as follows:

7.00 am - 8.00 am - Buddha Puja, Heel Daana
9.00 am - Katina Perahara (Parade)
10.00 am - Introduction of the Katina Program
10:10 am - Observation of Five precepts
10:15 am - Special Dhamma Discussion
10:45 am - Pirith Chanting
11:15 am - Offering the Kathina Robe to the monks
11:20 am - Offerings to Buddha
11:30 am - Offering of Daana to the Monks
12.00 noon - Lunch
1.30 pm - Dhamma discussion and Conclusion

On behalf of the venerable monks, we, Kansas Meditation center Committee would like to invite you, your family and friends to join this special robe offering ceremony on the day to perform meritorious activities.

Funds raised in the course of the Kathina Ceremony will go towards purchasing a property for the Kansas Meditation Center in Wichita.

The venerable monks and committee members of the Kansas Meditation center wish to thank all members for their generous donations and supports to the Temple and their valuable works to the community in Wichita.

Please use the link below to sign up for the Pirikara for 15 monks attending the Kathina Ceremony at the temple. (including Pirikara for the Dharma on the 28th and Katina Ceremony on the 29th of October)

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14FVealDurd3aIGGtayTeiV2VSfEN2zbgQgzozJDtl00/edit?usp=sharing

Note: If you are unable to attend for the morning events, you are more than welcome to attend for the lunch.

If you are interested in preparing a dish for the Dawal Dana for the Katina Ceremony, please use the link below and sign up.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14FVealDurd3aIGGtayTeiV2VSfEN2zbgQgzozJDtl00/edit?usp=sharing

May you all be blessed by the Triple Gem with all happiness and prosperity!!!!!

Kottu Night Fundraiser

Saturday Oct 15, 2016
from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Rains Retreat Invitation

Thursday Jul 21, 2016
from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
at 610 S Trig St, Wichita, KS 67207

Children's Dhamma School

Friday Jun 17, 2016
from 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Vesak Celebration 2016 - Wichita, KS

Saturday May 21, 2016
from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

New year blessing 2016

Saturday Jan 02, 2016
from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
at Kansas Meditation Center

School Supplies Donation Drive in Sri Lanka

Wednesday Nov 18, 2015

Kathina Ceremony 2015

Sunday Oct 25, 2015

Fundraising T-Shirt 2nd Edition

Thursday Oct 22, 2015

Sil Observation and Meditation Program for Binara

Saturday Sep 12, 2015

The Rains Retreat (Vas Kalaya)

Wednesday Jul 01, 2015
from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
at 610 S Trig St Wichita, KS 67207

Asian Festival Food Booth Fundraiser

Saturday Oct 26, 2013
from 5:00PM to 11:00PM
at Century ll Wichita KS

The Wichita Asian Festival is the biggest Asian cultural event in Wichita with an attendance of more than 10,000 people. KMC organized a food booth at the Asian Festival as a fundraiser for the organization. Traditional Sri Lankan food ranging from snacks such as rolls, cutlets and fish buns to rice with devilled chicken and chopsuey was prepared by members of KMC and sold at affordable prices to the participants of the Asian Festival. The KMC food booth had an amazing response from the public and sold out all the food items within a few hours. The booth was even featured in an article in the Wichita Eagle newspaper. This was a great fundraising project that took Sri Lankan food to the masses of Wichita.

Fundraising T-Shirt

Saturday Oct 12, 2013

Our first fundraising event for this year was the sale of a KMC t-shirt. A t-shirt designed by members of the Executive Committee was pre-ordered by members of KMC on our website then printed and sold at the Cricket Tournament. This was a very successful fundraiser as all the initial batch of t-shirts were sold out that day. Funds raised from this event will go towards the organizing of future KMC events.

Six-a-side Cricket Tournament

Saturday Oct 12, 2013
from 9:00AM to 5:00PM
at Plainview Park, 2819 S Fees St, Wichita, KS 67210

Another proud community service project organized by KMC this year was the Champions Trophy Cricket Tournament. 6 teams battled it out on the field to become the Champions for this year. A special exhibition women's game was also played. Plaques were awarded to the best sportsmen in each category; batting, bowling, fielding and overall. The Champions trophy for 2013 went to the victorious "Sri Lanka A" team. Refreshments and food were provided again to all players and spectators free of charge.

Vesak Celebration 2013

Saturday May 25, 2013
from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
at Tall Oaks Grounds

A Vesak Festival was organized by the KMC to celebrate Lord Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. As part of this festival, a Vesak lantern competition and traditional Sri Lankan Dansal (giving free food to all those who come to see the lantern) was held. Participants were provided with bamboo and colored paper to build their lanterns. A variety of colorful and exotic designs could be seen, including stars, lotus flowers, 8-sided lanterns and even a motorized spinning lantern with a more than a dozen smaller lanterns circling a large parent lantern. Ice coffee, bread and Sri Lankan side dishes were provided to all spectators free of charge. As the lanterns lit up the night sky, many passers-by stopped to admire them and learn about what was going on. It was a very successful event to not only celebrate a religious occasion but to also inform our fellow Wichitans about our religion and culture.

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