Leading Buddhist Activists in 1889 … with Olcott too

LEADING BUDDHISTS IN bR CEYLON  Pic from The Golden Book of the Theosophical Society, 1925.

seated on ground: Anagarika Dharmapala, Weragama Banda, C. Don Carolis, William de Abrew, CP Gunawardane, .., Aliph

middle row: two Japanese monks, Revd Devamitta, Revd SH. Sri Sumangala, Col. Olcott, Japanese monk, Muhandiram Dharmagunawardana

standing back: …, Dullewa, C Wijeysinghe,.. ……..CW Leadbeater, ….  NS Fernando, “Bob’ (Olcott’s servant), NP Fernando, James Perera.

The Three Japanese monks seated may be Y. Ato, C. Tokugawa and Shaku Kozen (also known as Kozen Gunaratana who hailed from Yokohama and lived in Sri Lanka till 1893) . who became new members of the Maha Bodhi Society pursuant to the trip made to Japan in 1884 by Colonel Olcott  and Anagarika Dharmapala then a youth of 20 years.


Photographs courtesy of  Soma and Percy Gunawardena, Palo Alto, Calif


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One response to “Leading Buddhist Activists in 1889 … with Olcott too

  1. Steven Kemper

    Michael: I’m curious about this image. Give me an email. Steve

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