Welcome to Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery
Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery is a place for everyone, regardless of background or experience, to learn and practice the ancient teachings of the Buddha. You will discover a like-minded community of people who are interested in finding happiness that is not based on endless consuming and accumulating more and more things. By learning and practicing the teachings of the Buddha, you will gain a peace and happiness that is not tied to the ups and downs of ordinary life.
Mahamevnawa, meaning “Great Cloud Monastery,” was the name of the first monastery established in Sri Lanka and the place where Arahant Mahinda Thero first introduced the Buddha’s teachings to the island.
The monestery is led by monks ordained and trained in the oldest tradition of Buddhism,Theravada. Through their guidance we are able to provide many opportunities for you to learn all of the Buddha’s teachings of mindfulness, meditation, morality, and generosity. We have several Dhamma programs as well as other chances to learn the teachings.
- Organizing charitable activities.
- Teaching people how to develop good qualities such as generosity, virtue, concentration.
- Teaching people how to develop wholesome thoughts such as loving kindness and compassion.
- Teaching how to collect good karma and to strengthen world peace practicing the Noble Eightfold Path that leads to ultimate liberation of Nirvana.