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Mahamevnawa Bhavana Asapuwa

Dompe, ,

Monastery connected to Ven. Kiribathgoda Nanananda; see Mahamevnawa Asapuwa near Kegalla. Kutis in an regrowing jungle in an abandoned rubber-estate on a hill in the Dompe area. About 16 monks. Well supported.

Haddagala Aranya Senasanaya or Indomulla Aranya Senasanaya

Indolamulla, ,

About 20 kms E of Colombo. Rocks, 20 minute climb, good views, secluded. 3-4 monks. Affiliated to Galduwa. Maybe this is the same place as Maligatenna described in FM p. 178.

Polwatta Bhavana Madhyasthanaya / Meditation Centre (Sri Dharmodaya)

Minuwangoda, ,

Near Ja Ela between Colombo and Negombo. About 1-2 acres with buildings on industrial palm estate.. Not so suitable for meditation. Affiliated to Galduwa. Industries Estate, Polwatta

Shanti Yogashramaya

Arukpitiya, ,

10 km East of Colombo. Abbot- Ven.Dhammasiddhi. Friendly and supportive. Monastery in small area with many buildings. A bit cramped. A few kuTis. Some noise. Foreign monks have stayed here.

Telephone+94 11 286 4973
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Nanacetiya Yogashramaya

Raiyadoluwa,, ,

Head Monk: Ven. Dhammananda who speaks good English and is very knowledgeable with regards the suttas and vinaya. One can go on piKLapata. Affiliated to Galduwa.

Dikhena Bhavana Madhyasthanaya / Meditation Centre

Dikhena, ,

Meditation Centre. Facilities for laymen and laywomen. Set in coconut estate near Piliyandala, Kesbewa, south of Colombo. Facilities for about 12 monks. Two-week meditation courses for laymen and laywomen. Excellent meditation hall. Fairly quiet. Abbot ...

Telephone+94 11 278 0140
ශ්‍රී ඥානාරාම ධර්මායතනය

මීතිරිගල, ගම්පහ, ශ්‍රී ලංකාව, ,

Nr. Kirindiwela. On the hill next to Nissarana Vanaya. This place was set up to be the largest Study and Vinaya training centre of the Galduwa group but it was a flop. In the mid-nineties it became a Pa Auk meditation centre for a while, since then it has ...

Vipassana Bhavanayatanaya

Sri Jayawardenapura, Rajamalwatte, Kumbukgahaduwa, ,

Vishva Niketan International Peace Centre

72/30, Rawatawatte Road, ,

Affiliated to the Sarvodaya movement, they have programs for males and females of all religions.

Telephone+94 11 265 5653


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525/3, Elvitigala Mawatha, Narahenpita, ,

Small place where sick Galduwa monks can stay in Colombo. Affiliated to Galduwa.

Police Mortuary

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Police Mortuary

St. Francis Street Rd, ,

It is situated in the small St Francis Street behind the Medical College (which is opposite the SE corner of the General Hospital complex. This police morgue is suitable for practising the asubha-kamma!!hana. Bhikkhus normally do not need to get official ...

Dekanduwala Meditation Centre / Bhavana Madhyasthanaya

Kananwila, Kahatapitiya, ,

Inquiries and bookings should be made through Ven. Vimalajothi at the Buddhist Cultural Center, see Colombo. It is situated on a hill-top. KuTis and rooms. Good facilities, nice meditation hall, quiet, nice views. Westeners are welcome to stay here. A pla ...

Buddhist Cultural Center

125, Anderson Road, Nedimala, ,

Director: Ven. Vimalajothi thera. Comprehensive selection of Buddhist Books. PTS books in stock. A deposit can be made on behalf of a monk so he can get books. It is maybe possible to stay here. There is a branch-bookshop at the junction of Baudhaloka Maw ...

Telephone+94 11 272 6234 / +94 11 273 4256
Fax+94 11 273 6737


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Vajira Road, Bambalapitiya, ,

Close to Galla Road. An old and reknown place with a famous tradition of scholars like Ven. Narada, Kheminda, and Ven. Piyadassi. The standards have gone down the last decades. Visitors might have to go on piKLapata and in this way they can normally stay ...

Telephone+94 11 258 4202
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