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Malalasekera Foundation launches Aloka magazine

The Malalasekera Foundation recently launched an International Buddhist quarterly Magazine titled Aloka in conjunction with 119th Birth Anniversary of Professor G. P. Malalasekera, the Founder President of the World Fellowship of Buddhists whose vision and ambition was to unite the entire Buddhist global family under one banner.

“This marks a milestone event for our Aloka editorial team, as we set out on an ambitious journey one year ago, to truly create a modern Buddhist lifestyle Magazine for all the lay readers and lay followers of the Dhamma throughout the world, and also to create a forum of academic study and inquiry to propagate the Dhamma,” states Chief Editorial Consultant Ashan Malalasekera in his Editor’s note.

The magazine contains insightful articles written by veterans such as Dr Praneeth Abeysundara, Prof.Pravat Chandra Barua, Dr Bikiran Prasad Barua, Ratnasiri Mutukumar, Prof. Dipankar Srijnan Barua Dharma Teacher Acharya Andrew. J Williams, Ven. Senior Prof. Uturawala Dhammaratana Thero, Prof. Dr Bikiran Prasad Barua, Prof. Kusuma Karunaratne, Shermila Milroy and Rajendra Thokar .

Amongst the objectives of the Malalasekera Foundation inter alia is to bring about a modern Buddhist lifestyle to cater to the followers of the Dhamma and to create International awareness of the noble doctrine of the Buddha.

The Foundation sincerely hopes that Aloka magazine will pave the way for the followers of the Dhamma to precisely understand and practise the noble doctrine of the Buddha in the context of the modern world.


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