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.

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 7.00 AM – Conducting  Sil observance  and Buddha pooja  Rev.Kotapola Amitha Thera , Parama Dhamma Chetiya Pirivena                    (followed by Sil Dana)  8.15 AM –  Meditation program Rev Thelulle Dhammarathana Thera, Parama Dhamma Chetiya Pirivena                                08.30 AM-  Dhamma sermon                 Rev Bokundara Dhammananda Thera, Parama Dhamma Chetiya Pirivena 09.10 AM- A program through Television […]

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6.00 AM – Conducting 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 Sagama Anomadassi Thera, University of Kelaniya. 10.30 AM- Poya day discussion conducted by Sil observers committee 11.00 AM- Buddha Pooja followed by Sangika Dana/Sil Dana 12.30 […]

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 6.00 AM – Conducting  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 Amandoluwe  Dhammarathana Thera, Secy, Sri Kalyani Dhamma Maha  Sanghasabha. 10.30 AM- Poya day discussion conducted by […]

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