New Year Ceremony

正山寺 MAP
Sakamuni International Buddhist Center invites you all to be present at the New Year's Day ceremony  blessing  good health and happiness. 

Poson Pohya Day


2014年6月15日 正山寺(東京・八王子)でポソン・ポホヤ・デイの行事が行なわれました。ヤーラガムウェ・ダンミッサラ長老、アルボムッレ・スマナサーラ長老、マハメウナーウェ・マンガラ長老、ウェータラ・マヒンダ長老はじめ10名の大サンガのご指導により、早朝から8斎戒の受戒、御布施、冥想、ご法話、質疑など続き、夕方からはポソン・バティ(ポソンに歌う仏讃歌)を檀家のみなさんが歌い、最後に菩提樹への礼拝と、午前午後合わせて300名ほどの方が、大変有意義な1日を過ごしました。(写真・スメーダ長老)

Poson Pohya Day cerebration was held on 15th June 2014 at Shozanji. The program started at early in the morning directed and instructed by ven. Yalagamuwe Dhammissara Anunayaka Thero, ven. Alubomulle Sumanasara Nayaka Thero, ven. Mahamewnawe Mangara Thero, ven. Wetara Mahinda Thero, and other Theras. A total of around 300 people had participated and did Sila (observing 8 precepts), Dana (Charity to the community of monks), and Bhavana (training the mind by practicing meditation, listening the discourses, discussing dhamma), singing Poson songs and offering to bodhi tree at the end.


2014年7月13日(日) 午後3時より


(※インドの雨期 である ‘vassa’の約3か月間、僧侶が旅をせずに 一カ所に留まって修行をするという、仏陀の時代から続く上座仏教の伝統的な習慣)

Vassa Aradhana

We will hold the ceremony to offer the requisite to the Sangha to observe the vassa period at Shouzanji, on 13th July, at 3:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you to join this happy occasion.



Gratitude to Bhante Mahinda

Venerable Wetara Mahinda Thero went back to US on 30th June, after his 3 months' stay in japan. We all are grateful for Bhante who had spent a lot of precious time with us and taught us the teachings of Buddha insightfully.

 Booklet “Liberation from hurt and anger” Wetara Mahinda   (PDF)


毎週土曜日 2時〜4時

スリランカ・ペーラデニア大学で考古学の教鞭をとられていた、ウェータラ・マヒンダ長老が4月10日に来日され、正山寺に3か月間滞在されます。古代スリ ランカ寺院での医療の研究をされ、パーリ語・サンスクリット語、英語、ドイツ語など語学に堪能な大変優秀なお坊様です。仏教を勉強したい方のお力になれれ ばとおっしゃってくださっており、毎週土曜日に初めての方向けのパーリ語で読む経典の勉強会を開いていただくことになりました。ご希望があれば、日曜・平 日にも教えていただくことができます。詳細は下記まで どうぞお問い合わせください。

電話:042-667-7042 メール

Pāli sutta class

every Saturday until the end of Jun  2:00pm-4:00pm

Venerable Wetara Mahinda Thero, formerly lectured at University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka as a specialist in Archaeology, is staying in Japan for 3 months. Venerable  has studied medical and psychological treatment of the ancient buddhist monastic tradition in Sri Lanka, and is proficient  in Pāli, Sanskrit, English, and German language. He who is such a great teacher wishes to help us to learn Buddhism during his stay in Japan.This Saturday class is for beginners to read Pāli Sutras.
It is possible to have lesson at any other time.
If you wish to get more information, please contact below.

Sakamuni International Buddhist Center
tel: 042-667-7042  email:

 Booklet “Liberation from hurt and anger” Wetara Mahinda   (PDF)



The committee meeting report

On the 2nd of February, the committee meeting was held and discussed below.
1. Election of officers
2. Establishing the religious corporation Sakamuni International Buddhist Center

List of the officers PDF