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This was Mahayana Buddhism which only had a short life in Sri Lanka.  
   

This was Mahayana Buddhism which only had a short life in Sri Lanka.

Tissamaharama or Tissa for short.

October 24th 2010
On the way to Tissa we visited an ancient site of a Buddhist temple from the Mahayana tradition, the one that I am more familiar with and I got a kick our of seeing carvings who’s names I knew. Theravada is the tradition here in Sri Lanka and although the philosophies are not that different, the religious practices are. Tissamaharama is a lively little town and a lot bigger than Ella. It’s h ... read more
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Sri Lankan Flag The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C., probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-third century B.C., and a great civilization developed at the cities of Anuradhapura (kingdom from circa... ... read more
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