ART WORKS at TULANA

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The ART works at TULANA, many of which are by Buddhist artists, contribute to it’s unique ambience, and are the manifestation of Fr. Aloysius Pieris’  life-long project to move away from scholastic theology and its scientific, formulaic “God-Talk”, to a more intuitive theology where the oblique language of poetry and parable, and the evocative idiom… Read more »

ACADEMIC BLOCK

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ACADEMIC BLOCK for RESIDENTIAL SEMINARS The Academic Block for Residential Seminars became operational at Tulana in 2010. The availability of essential classroom and conference facilities with dormitory-style residential accommodation for 24 men and 24 women complements Tulana’s continuing work programmes with its valuable and unique research and reference library. This new building complex now enables… Read more »

CEHIC – Centre for Education of Hearing Impaired Children

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Lumbini Mawatha, Dalugama. Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Co-Founders (in 1982) : Rev. Sr. Greta Nalawatta (Sisters of Perpetual Help) Rev. Fr. Aloysius Pieris s.j. A SMALL MIRACLE IN SRI LANKA Where the deaf hear and the mute speak The miracle that is the CEHIC today emerged out of two strong founding principles – free education for… Read more »

Tulana Media Unit (TMU)

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BEGINNINGS Almost from the beginning of the Tulana Research Centre, the media apostolate had been one of its major areas of work. It has been one of Fr. Aloy’s personal concerns even before founding Tulana because no apostolate is possible without engaging in the use of modern means of communication. In the 1960s, Fr. Aloy… Read more »

Social Animation Unit

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Primary Staff: Fr  B.T. Sarath Iddamalgoda, Diocesan Priest. BEGINNINGS The Social Animation Unit at Tulana grew out of two main founding experiences of the Tulana Research Centre. Initially it was Fr. Aloysius Pieris’ first-hand experience of the Marxist inspired insurrection of rural Buddhist youth in 1971. His response to the aspirations of these Buddhist youth… Read more »

ORIGINS of TULANA

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TULANA  – a jesuit apostolate of the sri lanka   province 0fficially Mandated by the Superiors of the Society of Jesus TULANA,  as it evolved during the four decades, cannot be defined in one word. The name ‘Tulana” means four things taken together: elevation, weighing, comparing and deciding for the weightier thing  – in short, discernment…. Read more »