The Relationship Between the Practice of Buddhist Rituals and the Happiness in the Old Age Essay

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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE PRACTICE OF BUDDHIST RITUALS AND THE HAPPINESS IN THE OLD AGE Name: A . Ranil Kumaranyake email address: rankuna82@gmail.com About the Author The author is a graduate in Psychology from University of Peradeniya and have contributed to several research findings on the “Identity of Schizophrenic patients” as well as on “The practice of Hersey and Blanchard leadership model in Sri Lankan contexts. Also the author has written newspaper articles on “Psychology and Child Rearing” as well as on “the Challenges to Counseling In Sri Lanka”. The author is Currently a full time counselor as well as working as a visiting lecturer in Psychology at the Buddha Sravaka Bikshu University, Anuradhapura,Sri Lanka. DEDICATION To the memories of All Buddhist priests who devoted their all the potential to the existence of Buddhism and To my grandmother and Sewwandi whose love and Support make my every achievement possible ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This study aimed at identifying the relationship between the Practice of Buddhist rituals and the happiness in the old age. This work would not have been achieved its success if the help was not received from the following persons in the necessary points. The necessary guidance to initiate the research processes received from Rev.Raluve Padmasiri is enormous. Also I am very thankful for the participants who devoted their valuable time to respond to the questionnaire of the study. The support given by Ms.Premawathi, Ms.Wasanthi, Ms.Aruni, Ms.Aruni and Ms.Malika in accommodating me to conduct the

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