Bhante Dewananda

Bhanthe Bokanoruwe Devananda received ordination at the age of fourteen and entered higher ordination in 1973. Read More →

Samaloka International Buddhist Centre

145/2B, Robert Gunawardhana Road
Malabe, Sri Lanka 0094-11-2791197


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About Buddhism

Buddhism is a unique religion in the world and right now, it is spreading around the world faster than the sun. The Dhamma is in great demand in West. Therefore, it is our great responsibility to help Western Buddhist lay-persons who need spiritual assistance. However, there is a shortage of English-educated monks from Buddhist countries that could teach Dhamma in the Western countries.

Fortunately, we are living in a world with advanced technology that is always developing rapidly. Therefore, it is very easy to propagate Dhamma through modern sophisticated instrumental equipment and high-tech means. As such, we are planning to establish an English Teaching Centre in Sri-Lanka to train as many novice monks as possible to meet our needs. The main objective is to train novice monks to enable them to propagate the Dhamma anywhere that there are possibilities are in the world.

Our Centre is seeking your kind support and generous donations that will make it possible for us to complete the English Teaching Centre in Sri Lanka. The Centre shall be named as the “Samaloka International Buddhist Centre”. We wish to quote a saying from the Buddha – “He who offers shelter benefits in way of unshakable strength, good complexion, happiness and right views, in this life and the life after”. Therefore, one who participates in this meritorious deed will no doubt get protection, prosperity, happiness and they may get rid of their suffering forever.

Currently, the building is almost completed. In this stage, we need your kind and very generous support to accomplish other necessary infrastructural facilities to proceed to our main purpose. I have stepped to this remarkable stage as you have all supported me very sincerely. As Buddha says, “The light of wisdom dispels the darkness of ignorance. Wisdom is a ornament for the people.” (Panna Naranam Ratanam). So, one who supports the monk’s education may able to succeed in their present education and receive the happiest rebirth, life after life. This is a very good opportunity you all to get a very comportable life, here and hereafter.