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Dahamdeepa Foundation

Address:   Hakmana Southern 23700
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: +94 412286959
Fax: +94 412286959
E-mail: dahamdeepa@gmail.com
Website: http://www.dahamdeepa.com
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Teacher: bhante suseela  
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Dahamdeepa foundation is founded in 2005 as a social development organisation. DDF Registered under the Voluntary Social Services Organization bearing Act No:31 of 1980. RG NO: SPC/HK/2012/01.


Dhammadhara Foundation

Address: The Cypress Hermitage, Bambarella   Tawalantenna Central 20838
Tradition: Theravada, Forest Tradition (Aranna-vasin)
Phone: (+0094) 081 562 0553
E-mail: bhikkhu.samahita@what-buddha-said.net
Website: http://What-Buddha-Said.net
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Spiritual Director: Venerable Bhikkhu Samahita  Email  (Phone: (+0094) 081 562 0553)
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Solitary meditation hermitage in connection with meditation center.
Longterm retreats welcome, personal guidance by solitary meditator.
The Dhammadhara Foundation performs public service for all beings:
http://What-Buddha-Said.net/various/Dhammadhara_Foundation.htm


Government Services Buddhist Association

Address: 9/2, Sri Siddhartha Passage, Kirillapone Avenue, Colombo 5 Kirulapona Sri Lanka   Colombo
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 0112512667
E-mail: n_piyadigama@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.gsba.lk/
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Objectives:

In relation to Buddhists presently employed in or who were previously employed in the public service:

  • to take action to fulfill the religious, social,cultural and educational needs
  • to establish and develop mutual cooperation
  • to cultivate and foster spiritual development
  • to inculcate and promote the values such as

honesty,efficiency, impartiality and good public relations

To take appropriate action as far as possible in respect of matters affecting those of the Buddhist faith in society.

To work in collaboration with other organisations having objects similar to those of the Association.

To take action for the welfare of the Buddhists in general.


Kanduboda, Delgoda

Address: Telephone at Centre (94 1) 570 306 
Tradition: Theravada, Vipassana Meditation
E-mail: bogoda@cga.slt.lk
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An affiliated Mahasi Sayadaw Meditation Centre, about an hour's bus ride from Colombo catering for foreign meditators. This centre in Kanduboda is a residential vipassana training and retreat centre, open to sincerely interested meditators.


Keleththewa Samadhi International Buddhist Centre

Address: Anuradhapura-Kandy Road Kandy 
Tradition: Theravada
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Spiritual Director: Venerable Rambukwella Gnanaseeha Thera  
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Ven. Gnanaseeha Thera also plans to use this Buddhist centre as a place to teach Buddhist Culture, English and computer to students in Anuradhapura, and as accomodation for up to a thousand Bhikkhus.


Lanka Vipassana Bhavana Centre

Address: 108 Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7 
Tradition: Theravada, Mahasi Sayadaw method.
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Teacher: Ven. Pemasiri  
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This centre in Colombo is a residential vipassana retreat centre, open to sincere male and female meditators who are prepared to do intensive retreats. 


Lewella Meditation Centre

Address: 160 Dharmasoka Mawatha Lewella Kandy  
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 081-4921814
E-mail: lewella.meditation@gmail.com
Website: http://members.aol.com/Analayo/index.htm
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A centre for experienced male meditators, and for the study of Buddhism, situated on the outskirts of Kandy. In addition to rooms within the centre several individual retreat kutis (huts) are available on the edge of the Udawattakelle forest reserve.


Mahamevnawa Monastery

Address: Waduwawa, Yatigal-oluwa, Polgahawela, Sri Lanka   Polgahawela North Western
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 0094372244602
Fax: 0094372244602
E-mail: info@mahamevnawa.lk
Website: http://www.mahamevnawa.lk
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Teacher: Bhikkhu Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Maha Thera  
Main Contact: Bhikkhu Mirigama Indawansa  Email  
Spiritual Director: Bhikkhu Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Maha Thera  
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Mahamevnawa is an organization of monasteries established for the sake of spiritual development of human beings through the teachings of the Sakyamuni Buddha who was born in 500 B.C. Our only wish is to give you spiritual help in order to make your mind pure which is useful for the realization of Nibbana: the unbounded liberation. Now we have already established over 40 branch monasteries to give you a more space to practice spiritual life. In this purpose, there are thousands of people who have joined with us to practice this joyful spiritual life together. Now, we have spent 11 years with you, with our pure service.


Mawilmada Meditation Cottage

Address: Vidyala Mawatha   Kandy, Mawilmada Central
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: +94779231254
E-mail: mawilmadameditationcottage@gmail.com
Website: http://mawilmadameditationcottage.blogspot.com/
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Spiritual Director: Venerable Bhante Sobhana  Email  (Phone: +94779231254 )
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Small meditation refuge with a Theravadin monk of the forest tradition having 40 years of in-depth meditation practice. Up to three resident yogis at a time. Advanced guidance in insight meditation (vipassana) and concentration (jhana).


Meetirigala Nissarana Vanaye

Address: Meetirigala 11742, Sri Lanka. 
Tradition: Theravada, Mahasi Sawadaw
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Meetirigala Nissarana Vanaye is a monastery in the strict forest tradition in Sri Lanka. It is one of Sri Lanka\\\'s most respected meditation monasteries. It was founded in 1968 by Asoka Weeraratna (the founder of the German Dharmaduta Society and the Berlin Buddhist Vihara in Germany). He equipped the monastery with all the facilities conducive to the meditative life, found an accomplished meditation master, Ven. Matara Sri Gnanarama Mahathera (author of \\\'Seven stages of Purifications\\\' and \\\'Seven Contemplations\\\', both published by the BPS), to direct the meditation training, and then, his mission accomplished, he himself entered the Buddhist order under the name Ven. Mitirigala Dhammanisanthi Thera. Meditators and monks go pindapada in the traditional style, male meditators are allowed to stay for up to 2 weeks, but only after receiving prior invitation. The meditation teacher is Ven. U Dhammajiva, a student of Ven. Sayadaw U Pandita.


Mount Hermitage

Address: Horana, Sir Lanka Teacher: Rev. Sathindriya Contact address: c/- Mr. Liyanage Dehiwala, Sri Lanka \\\"Mount Hermitage\\\" is a small meditation centre one hour from Colombo City. It is situated in Horana. People who want meditate and study the Teachings of the Buddha are welcome. It is opened for everybody who belongs to the three schools of Buddhism as well as non-Budddhist who wish to practice meditation. 
Tradition: Theravada
E-mail: sathi2500@yahoo.com
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Address: Horana, Sir Lanka Contact address: c/- Mr. Liyanage No 83 A, Pepiliyana Road, Dehiwala, Sri Lanka 
Teacher: Rev. Sathindriya  


Nilambe Meditation Centre

Tradition: Theravada
Website: http://www.nilambe.org/
Notes and Events:

Contacting Nilambe in the new electronic ways is not always easy - we suggest that you come here and meet us! However, do try Upul on 0777-804 555;  Nalaka on 0777-811 653; or Pitigala on 0776-756 598. You may also want to try email:  info@nilambe.org (sometimes checked).

Getting there and away: The centre is easily reached by the Galaha/Deltota bus #633 from Kandy. It passes Nilambe Office Junction (about 17km). From there it is a steep walk through tea plantations to reach the centre. Alternatively, taxis or autorickshaws are available from Kandy. Advice can also be sought from the Buddhist Publication Society in Kandy. Autorickshaws are often available from the bottom of the office junction, at Nilambe, but the gate half way up the tea estate road is locked most of the time.

General info: Meditators stay from one night to several years, and the centre can help long term meditators with visa extensions. Accommodation at the centre is in single or shared rooms. The centre has no electricity supply, and conditions are adequate but basic. Although this is a lay centre, often there are members of the Sangha undertaking personal retreats at Nilambe. The centre charges 400 Sri Lankan rupees per day (about GBP 2.15 sterling, USD 3.90 at June 2004 rates) to foreigners to cover accommodation and food. Sri Lankans may offer donations instead. The majority of resident meditators are westerners, but many Sri Lankans also use the centre (particularly around Poya days). Teaching is also available in English and Sinhala by the resident teacher, Upul. There is a good library of books and tapes in English and Sinhala. Make sure that you bring a flashlight (no electricity), an umbrella and warm clothes (cold at night). The centre provides bedsheets and pillows et cetera.


Nirodha City Centre

Address: 44, Edirisinghe Road, Mirihana,   Nugegoda Western
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: +94 11 2824534
E-mail: nirodhatrust@me.com
Website: http://www.nirodhatrust.org/NT/Home.html
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Assistant Teacher/Trustee Director: M. Kumarasinghe  Email  
Teacher/Trustee: Rusara  Email  (Phone: +18085949575)
Teacher: Dhammaruwan  
Spiritual Director: Dhammaruwan  Email  (Phone: +94727577557)
Notes and Events:

Nirodha City Centre, a Dhamma and Meditation teaching facility was inaugurated at a ceremony on Saturday, 20th February presided over by Ven Kirama Wimalajothi Nayaka Thero and Ven Olande Ananda Thero. The City Centre now located at No 44, Edirisinghe Road, Mirihana Nugegoda, is one of the key projects of the Nirodha Trust whose aim is to foster, preserve and spread the authentic teachings of the Buddha.  

The programs that will be conducted at the Nirodha City Centre include guided meditation, Dhamma workshops, Sutta discussions, Dhammapada teachings, Day-Long retreats and yoga sessions. 

The Spiritual Director and founder of the Nirodha Trust Dhammaruwan, is an experienced meditation teacher who has trained with Bhante Henepola Gunaratne and Joseph Goldstein in the USA. 

At the inauguration ceremony, in a special message Joseph Goldstein reiterated the importance of centers such as the Nirodha City Centre, for providing opportunities for those in the city with busy work schedules to learn meditation in a place close to home. Venerable Wimalajoti welcomed the concept of the City Centre since he felt it would fill an existing void in Dhamma dissemination  and learning meditation in Colombo.


Nisala International Meditation Center

Address: Udadumbara, Kandy, Sri Lanka   Kandy Central 20000
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: +94713876444
E-mail: meditationwithacharin@gmail.com
Website: http://www.nisala.org
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Main Contact: Dilu Fernando  Email  (Phone: +94713876444)
Teacher: Acharin Wijenayake  
Spiritual Director: Acharin Wijenayake  Email  (Phone: +94713492216)
Notes and Events:

Based in Udadumbara, Kandy, Sri Lanka, Nisala International Meditation Center is a non-profit organization that hosts Mindfulness Mediation retreats throughout the year for people from all over the world. Situated amidst the lush greenery overlooking the Knuckles mountains range, the Center is the perfect oasis to practice meditation and deep spiritual contemplation.

Acharin G. Wijenayake is the Chief Kammattanacharin (Meditation teacher) in the Nisala International Meditation Centre. He is based in Udadumbara, Kandy, Sri Lanka. He has been meditating for more than two decades in the Mindfulness and the Vipassana traditions in Sri Lanka & abroad. He employs a direct method of teaching to guide his students in their efforts to establish Right Mindfulness within their hearts. His teacher was the late Buddhist monk and the meditation master the Most Venerable Marathugoda Mahinda.


Pagoda Meditation Centre

Address: 49/2, 1st Cross Street, Pagoda Road   NUGEGODA Western 10250
Tradition: Theravada, Mahasi Sawadaw
Phone: +94-11-2812397
E-mail: olandeananda@gmail.com
Website: http://pagodamedcentre.multiply.com/
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Teacher: Ven. Olande Ananda Thera  
Maha Nayaka Thera: Ven. Davuldena Gnanissara  Email  (Phone: +94-11-2769243)
Spiritual Director: Ven. Olande Ananda Thera  Email  (Phone: +94-11-2812397)
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REGULAR PROGRAMMES AT PAGODA MEDITATION CENTRE:

EVERY SUNDAY : 4-6 pm MEDITATION –
INTRODUCTION – GUIDED MEDITATION + DHAMMA DISCUSSION
 
FROM 1ST JANUARY 2010 WE HOPE TO CHANGE THE TIMINGS FOR THE SUNDAY MEDITATION TO 4-6 PM
 
EVERY TUESDAY: 6 – 7:30 pm MEDITATION –
INTRODUCTION – GUIDED MEDITATION  + DHAMMA DISCUSSION
EVERY FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAYS :

8:30 -10:30 AM: MEDITATION AND DHAMMA FOR CHILDREN (AGE 8 -18) - IN ENGLISH.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

EVERY POYA DAY: 6 am – 6 pm
8 SIL + BHAVANA + DHAMMA DISCUSSIONS
Heel Dana and Daval Dana are provided by the generosity of Dayakas.


Paramitha Foundation

Address: 510A, Old Kottawa Road, Udhamulla,   Nugegoda Western 10250
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 94 11 4973492
Fax: 94 11 4308276
E-mail: paramitha1@gmail.com
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Main Contact: Lakshman Attygalle  Email  (Phone: 94 727750790)
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This 2600 Sambudhatva Jayanthi year we have got the Sinhal/Pali and English/Pali versions of the smallest book of protection for nominal fee to sustain our on going Buddhist development projects. Not sold in shops in Sri Lanka. Only at our office and at the Temple of Tooth in Kandy. 

Worlds smallest Dhama book place inside a brass pagoda

(Piruwana pothwahanse as the symbol of  Dhamma  )  

Vendor: Paramitha Foundation
  • Include all four Sathara Banawara
  • 32000 letters,218 pages
  • Length 2.5 -3.5 cm
  • Height 1.0 cm,Width 8.75 sq.cm
  • Hard cover, hand binding with gold foiling outer cover
  • Durable special paper and ink
  • Pirith Chanted Thread (Pirith noola) rolled in to the potha/book
    The Maha Pirith Potha - Piruwana Pothwahanse was named as Chatubanawara (Satara Banawara) Pali by the Arahnts Sanagha during the Anuradhapura period is part of the sermons by Lord Buddha`s own words.
    According to historical records Pirith was written in Ola leaves which includes four sections (Satara Banawara) of sermons. Later it is considered that some sections might have been added from Mahayana sector. However the original four sections of the Pirith Potha/Book which had been prepared with 8 letters in a line to 4 lines in all to be 32 letters of 1000 Gathas/Stanzas. Each section contains 8000 words and a total of 32000 words in the entire Pirith Potha of Satra Banawara.
The  concept of producing the Maha Pirith Potha ( Great book of protection ) as a symbol of Dhamma  is to offer the due place for the much venerated  book by all Buddhist through out of the world.


Parappaduwa Hermitage

Address: Dodanduwa, Galle District  
Tradition: Theravada
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Teacher: Resident monk: Ven. Nagata (an Australian monk)  
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Parappuduwa Hermitage is a Theravada Buddhist Meditation Centre in the Forest Monks tradition. The island is situated in beautiful Rathgama Lake 5 kms south of Hikkaduwa and 104 kms south of Colombo. It is possible for sincere meditators (males only) to stay on the island to study and practice traditional Theravada meditation. To maintain the quiet of the hermitage it is necessary to write in advance and receive a written invitation. To receive an invitation, please write in English: To the Monk-in-Charge Parappuduwa Hermitage Katudampe Dodanudwa 80250   


Rangiri Sri Lanka Media Network

Address: 130, Dambulla, Sri Lanka   Dambulla Central 21100
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: +94662283606
Fax: +94662283603
E-mail: radio@rangiri.com
Website: http://www.rangiri.com
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Spiritual Director: Ven Inamaluwe Sri Sumangala Himi  Email  (Phone: +94662283606)
Notes and Events:

Rangiri Sri Lanka Media Network is being activated as a special Project under the Rangiri Dambulla Development Foundation with the following media.

01.Rangiri Sri Lanka News Paper

02. Rangiri Sri Lanka Radio Broadcasting

03. Rangiri Sri Lanka Television


Rockhill Hermitage

Address: Wegirikanda, Hondiadeniya Via Gompola, Sri Lanka     
Tradition: Theravada, Vipassana Insight Meditation
Phone: 602 801 871
E-mail: timbrowning@netspace.net.au
Website: http://www.rockhillsrilanka.com/
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Contact Persons: Venerable Bhante Kassapa & Tim Browning  
Spiritual Director: Venerable Bhante Kassapa Rockhill Hermitage and Rockhill International Buddhist Nunnery offer group and individual Vipassana Insight Meditation retreats for Westerners and Sri Lankans. The head teache  


Rohana Vipassana Meditation Center

Address: Aagarawala   Aparekka, Matara Southern MH 81032
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Sri Mathikarama Purana Viharaya
Phone: 94-60-2414710
E-mail: smpvlk@gmail.com
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Ullala Chandima Maha Thera  (Phone: 94-60-2414710)
Main Contact: Ven. Ullala Chandima Maha Thera  (Phone: 94-60-2414710)
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Forest Monastery  provides meditation instructions & spiritual guidances.


Savanata Sisilasa Internet Only Dhamma Radio

Tradition: Theravada
E-mail: savanata_sisilasa@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.savanatasisilasa.org
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Savanata Sisilasa is the first online Dhamma radio in Sinhala language. you can listen to sleceted sinhala dhamma sermons by various bhnathes in all 24 hours. This is complete a free dhamma service. We also conducu two online dhamma classes for children in English languagae using SKYPE facility.


Siri Amathagavesi Noble Society

Address: Veluvanaramaya Kannimahara Waturugama Sri Lanka   Kirindiwela, Gampaha District Western
Tradition: Theravada, Insight Meditation
Phone: +94 332267992
E-mail: sppasociety@gmail.com
Website: http://sppasociety.wordpress.com
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International Contact: Ven. Kadawatha Rewatha Thero  (Phone: +94 724471921)
Main Contact: Ven. Gampaha Siriseevali Thero  (Phone: +94 724471490)
Teacher: Padmavo Rajapakshe Meniyo  
Spiritual Director: Most Ven. Waturugama Nanadasiri Thero  Email  (Phone: +94 332267992)
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Our Vision

Those who are searching for the supreme happiness in their lives’ walk through the right path towards the ultimate freedom and achieve liberation from all sufferings in this very life.

Our Mission 

People living in this world are constantly working hard to get rid of all kinds of mundane sufferings of life. The modern science is always trying to give an answer to this question by introducing new inventions with unending research, but have not come across an ultimate solution. Day by day the problems are getting more complicated. Buddha has found the way to get rid of all sufferings and his teaching on the path to freedom is documented in the tipitaka. But it is not easily understood by the layman just reading the text. Only a good teacher who has practiced the path to freedom successfully and experienced the teachings can explain in a systematic way for novices to understand. Siri Amathagavesi Foundation was established to take you to an experienced teacher. He is Ven. Panditha Waturugama Nanadasiri thero. Nandasiri thero teaches Saddha Seela, Samadhi, Panna sections with meditation through a very pragmatic approach and proven that an ordinary man is able to understand the path to nirvana. Over 12000 laypeople from Sri Lanka and abroad have followed his teachings and have improved their intelligence to understand the life and how to overcome the suffering.

The entire course is divided into the following sections.

1.    Saddha Bhawana       (Devotion meditation)
2.    Seela bhavana            (Seela Meditation)
3.    Samadi bhawana        (Samata  Meditation)
4.    Kayanupassana          (Contemplation of Body)
5.    Chitanupassana          (Contemplation of Thoughts)
6.    Panna bhavana           (Wisdom Meditation)

There are residential and part time classes organized by the management. The seven day residential course is conducted at Veluwanaramaya temple, Kannimahara, Waturugama (Gampaha District) Sri Lanka. Part time classes are conducted at Waturugama, Gampaha, Ratmalana and Ratnapura. Duration of the course is about 32 hrs, divided into 8 half days and one session a week. No fee is charged for any of these courses and food and lodging is also free for the residential students.

Please note that those who wish to participate for the residential course should have sent their application by post for reservation two months prior to the expected date. The facilities available are limited to twenty five participants at a time.


Sri Dewananda Dharmayathanaya

Address: Sri Isipathanaramaya  Uda Karawita Sabaragamuwa Ratnapura
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Sri Isipathanaramaya
Phone: +9445-2279335
Website: http://www.sddlibrary.lk
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Teacher: Mr. Darmasiri  
Main Contact: Mr. Darmasiri  (Phone: +94 718 150869)
Spiritual Director: Rev. Hangarangala Sumedha Thero  (Phone: +94 777 034105)
Notes and Events:

Sri Dewananda Dharmayathana Library is not only a library. It has a Library, an Auditorium and much more.

We have not finished this project yet. Only started it. Visit our Gallery to see what we done so far.


Sri Gnanalankara Dhamma School

Address: Sri Subodharama Maha Viharaya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.   Peradeniya Central 20400
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: +94 81 238 80 80
Fax: +94 81 238 75 68
E-mail: nenalakarads@gmail.com
Website: http://www.nenalakara.org
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Spiritual Director: Most Venerable Wattegama Dhammawasa Nayaka Thero  Email  (Phone: +94 81 238 80 80)
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Sri Gnanalankara (English Medium) Dhamma School is one of the prestigious Dhamma schools in the central hills of Sri Lanka. The Dhamma School is an organized effort to provide an opportunity for children in their search for the "right way" of living.  This Dhamma School which holds a history of 10 Years has been successful in enhancing the knowledge of nearly 500 students throughout these years while giving the students a solid basis for life while shaping up their thinking abilities to develop wholesome thoughts and personalities to withstand the ripples of evil.


Sri Lanka International Buddhist Academy

Address: Pallekele, Kundasale 20168, Sri Lanka   Kandy 2000
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Sri Dalada Maligawa
Phone: 94812421693
Fax: 9482421692
E-mail: upalisedere@gmail.com
Website: http://www.siba.edu.lk
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Teacher: Dr. Iromi Ariyaratne  
Prof Sarath Chandrasekara: Sarath Chandrasekara  Email  (Phone: 0094722953032)
Spiritual Director: Dr Upali M Sedere  Email  (Phone: 94715335062)
Main Contact: Ms Naomi Subasinghe  Email  (Phone: 0094812423975)
Notes and Events:

Meditation Programs are arrange at request for foreigners.  Local Sri Lankans joins the regular monthly program.

The Faculty of Buddhist Studies offers Meditation Program for all undergraduate and Post graduate students on regular basis once a month.


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