Kolkata: Headquarters 
 
Bodhisattva Anagarika Dharmapala found that the facilities and intellectual atmosphere in Calcutta, the then capital of India was conducive for his work. He started his activities with launching the journal “The Maha Bodhi” in 1892 and through that he established a communicational channel with the outside world. He represented Budddhism in the First World Parliament of Religions held in Chicago in 1893.
       During the British rule in India, the Sacred Relics of the Buddha were presented to the Maha Bodhi Society of India. Sri Dharmarajika Chetiya Vihara was constructed at the premises of the headquarters, where those Sacred Relics of the Buddha were enshrined. The Vihara was designed on the model of the Ajanta caves. The Vihara and the Dharma Hall was decorated with beautiful fresco paintings on the life of the Tathagata Sakyamuni Buddha.
       On 26th November 1920, Sir Asutosh Mukherjee, Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court and Vice Chancellor of Calcutta University – who was the President of the Maha Bodhi Society of India, the Founder Bodhisattva Anagarika Dharmapala, and Mrs. Annie Besant, the President of The Theosophical Society of India together with thousands of devotees and well-wishers, attended the opening of the Vihara.

Activities: 
Arabinda Barua Library; Dharmapala Institute of Culture  and International Guest House; Maha Bodhi Publication and Media Division; Publication of Half yearly journal “The Maha Bodhi”; Meditation programme, Maha Bodhi Yoga Class, Maha Bodhi Nursery & Primary School; Sri Jinaratana Memorial Free Homeopathy Dispensary; Buddha Jayanti Celebration; Birth Anniversary of the Founder; Kathina Chivara offerings; Seminars etc.

Address: 
Maha Bodhi Society of India, 
Headquarters,
Sri Dharmarajika Chetiya Vihara, 
4A Bankim Chatterjee Street,
Kolkata- 700073, 
West Bengal, India. Phone 033-22415214,
033-65364328, Email – mbsihq@gmail.com
Website – www.mbsiindia.org
Contact: 
General Secretary / Bhikkhu-in-Charge, Maha Bodhi Society of India.


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Date: 9th March 2019                                  Time: 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
The Doctor will Screen 60 (Sixty) Individual on First Come First  Serve Basis
154th Birth Anniversary celebration of Ven. Anagarika Dharmapala at MBSI Hq.
                                                               SERVICES
Arabinda Barua Library
The Library situated at the Headquarters is a treasure of large number of books and journals on Buddha, Buddhism, the sacred Tripitaka, Life and writings of Bodhisattva Anagarika Dharmapala, comparative Religions, Art and Culture, Literature and History of Buddhism as well as series of the journal - 'The Maha Bodhi'.
Scholars, Researchers, Students and others has the opportunity to study on their subject of interest from the valuable reference books available in the Library.
The Maha Bodhi
Bodhisattva Anagarika Dharmapala, Founder of the Maha Bodhi Society of India, made the first publication of the Society's journal - "The Maha Bodhi" in the year 1892. Since then, the Society had maintained the tradition by publishing the journal every year. The 124th volume of the journal was published on the Buddha Jayanti in 2018.
Maha Bodhi Nursery & Primary School
Maha Bodhi Nursery and Primary School continued to extend Chirldren's eductional facility in the locality under the management of the Maha Bodhi Society of India with Bhikkhu-In-Charge, Headquarters as the Chairman of the Managing Committee. The School being of English medium, due attention was given to maintain the quality of teaching, while art and dance were given importance for development if creativity of the students. The School functions include celebration of Independence Day, Republic day & Netaji's Birthday. School Children also performed cultural programme in Buddha Jayanti. 
Vipassana Meditation
Regular Vipassana Meditation programmes which was started since 21st January, 2017, continued to be held on every 2nd and 4th Saturdays at Sri Dharmarajika Cheitya Vihara with Dhamma talk by Bhikkhu-in-Charge of Headquarters, MBSI.
Ven'ble Neluwe Jinaratana Memorial Free Homeopathic Dispensary
The Homeopathic charitable dispensary extended servive to the needy people of the locality from the Headquarters premises. A qulified medical professional engaged by the Society treated 1603 patients during the year with supply of medicines. 
Anagarika Dharmapala Institute of Culture & International Guest House
The International Guest House, a Dharmasala of the society, continued to provide the accommodation facilities to the members of the Society, pilgrims, students and other visitors who came to the city of Kolkata from within the country and abroad.

In the Guest House we have A/C, Non-A/C, Double and single occupancy bed rooms. We have also separate dormitory for male and female. For room booking, please contact: 9903847855/033 2241 5214
              Maha Bodhi Yoga center
The Yoga center run by the Maha Bodhi Society of India in collaboration with World Yoga Society continued to generate interest amongst the people of the locality to practice Yoga in all the weekdays, except Sunday. In the year 2018, 123 persons (50 male & 73 Female) attended the Yoga sessions at the Headquarters premises.
Activities in Pictures
Celebration of the 2562nd Buddha Jayanti
Ven. M Medhankara Thero Bhikkhu-in-Charge is leading the special prayer on the eve of Buddha Jayanti
 
Ven. M Medhankara Thero Bhikkhu-in-Charge is distributing the dry food packet to physically handicapped women 
 
Audiences are listening attentively at Dhamma Sabha