Parama Dhamma Chetiya - Pirivena

Past Incumbents

The list of the Past Incumbents of Parama Dhamma Chetiya Pirivena Ratmalana since its beginning. ...
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Past Principals

The list of the Past Principals of Parama Dhamma Chetiya Pirivena Ratmalana since its beginning. ...
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Special Events

Special Events That Took Place in Parama Dhamma Chetiya Pirivena Ratmalana from the beginning. &n...
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Religious Services

Poyaday Program Every Full Moon Poya day Observing sil, Meditation programs, Sermons and ceremoni...
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The First Institute of Buddhist Education(Pirivena) of Sri Lanka Founded in the 19th Century (1841).

Located in a serene environment at Ratmalana, Colombo district this was the seat of Buddhist Education in 19th century (Under British Rule) in Sri Lanka. It is the birthplace of two National Universities namely, Vidyodaya Pirivena (currently University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka) and Vidyalankara Pirivena (currently University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka). The founder of Parama Dhamma Chetiya Pirivena was Ven. Walane Sri Siddartha Maha Thera (1811-1868). This Pirivena (School for novice monks) was established in 1841. It was started with a small humble kuti (hut) built at this location. Gradually this institute gained faith and fame from people of this country and abroad. From the beginning it became the foremost and leading Training Centre in the country for Buddhist monks. It is because of its well organized system of oriental and occidental education that it became popular as a centre of learning as well as propagating Buddhism here and abroad. This Pirivena has produced many learned Buddhist intellectuals who did a great service to this country. Today it is a well recognized International Buddhist Education centre for novice monks from Sri Lanka and abroad, and a leading temple in the area with all the facilities including a meditation centre which provide services to Buddhist devotees.

Latest News

On our Chief Incumbent Rev Dr.MaitipeWimalasaraNayaka Thera’s advise In corresponding to Wassanameritorious events aVipassana Meditation Program (guided by Mr S.N.Goenka’svipassana method) will be held at ParamaDhammaChetiyaVihara on Saturday, 23rd September 2017 from 08 30 AM to 04 30 PM The program will be conducted by Rev. Anuradhapura DhammikaThero of  SriGnanaramaAranya, Kahagolle. All are kindly invited […]

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05th September 2017 – 6.30PM On the advise of our Chief Incumbent Rev.Dr.Maitipe Wimalasara Nayaka Thera , a special Atavisi Buddha Pooja will be held near the historical Bodhi Tree and Atavisi Buddha shrines in the premises on this Binara Poya day evening. This is arranged as a part of meritorious events held during the […]

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 6.00 AM – Conducting  of Sil observance  and Buddha pooja   6.00 AM – Conducting  of Sil observance  and Buddha pooja Rev.Mawanane Pannatissa Thera ,Honorary Principal of Parama Dhamma Chetiya Pirivena  8.00 AM –  Meditation program   09.00 AM-  Dhamma sermon  Rev.Wepathaira Hemaloka Thera,  Retd. Dhamma Teacher Ananda College,Colombo-10 10.30 AM- Poya day discussion conducted by […]

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