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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 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.Udugama Wimalakiththi Thera, Chief Sanghnayaka,Raigam Hewagam Pasyodun Korale                          10.30 AM- Poya day discussion conducted by Sil observers committee   11.00 AM- Buddha […]

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Daily Events 6 30 PM  Buddha pooja, Pirith chanting   Weekend Events  Saturdays 2 00 –  5 00 PM  Meditation Program 6 00 PM      Dhamma  sermon  and Buddha pooja Sundays 6 00 PM      Dhamma  sermon, Buddha Pooja and Atawisi Bodhi Pooja   Monthly special Dhamma sermons 22nd  July Saturday, 7 00 PM Rev Balapitiye Siri […]

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 Including “Was Aradhana” to commence rainy retreat 2017  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.Medagoda Ananda Thera, Deputy Principal of Dharmaraja Pirivena                          10.30 AM- Poya day discussion conducted […]

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