Sunday, September 23, 2007


Dear all,

First of all many thanks for the letting me contribute to your Blog.

As the first ever Buddhist Chaplain in the UK Armed Forces, I wanted to congratulate you on your new Buddhist Military Sangha Blog. It is great to see the dhamma services are slowly being made available to the Military community in the US.

I have now been in the post for 2 years and contrary to what some thought past 2 years I have been able to share the Dhamma and spread nothing but peace amongst the Military Community in the UK. I am the only Buddhist Chaplain to the whole of the three forces here at the moment and the number of Buddhists are increasing as ever. Though Buddhism is not a religion interested in converting others into it, it is our duty to help anyone who become interested in the Buddha Dhamma.

I would like to wish Chaplain Shin and Chaplain Somasri and all your group every sucess in your efforts in discovering dhamma. personnally there is absolutely nothing more enticing than discovering dhamma for me. Therefore it is a great merit to help and support those who are interested in the dhamma through the understanding of Buddha and dhamma.

Best wishes!


Dr. Sunil Kariyakarawana
Buddhist Chaplain to HM Forces
Wellington Barracks
London SW1E 6HQ
Tel. 020 7414 3411

1 comment:

Jeanette Yuinen Shin said...

Thank you and welcome Chaplain Sunil! Looking forward to reading about your experiences "across the pond!"

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