The Paramita International Buddhist Centre offers a place of quiet solitude for those who are interested in meditation away from the busy urban environment. It is located about 90 km from Colombo, just a two hour drive from the City. Situated amidst a natural setting, it provides a panoramic view of the sprawling valleys below. The Centre is built on the site of a previous tea plantation. Its terraced hillside is forested with old tea bushes, pepper vines, jackfruit, nutmeg and clove trees. Hibiscus and Jasmine abound and their blossoms are used for the Puja services in the beautiful shrine hall. The Centre is designed as a spiritual home for the resident monastics and visitors alike.
Offers an excellent mail-order catalogue of many hard-to-find books on Buddhism. The BCC (located in Sri Lanka) is involved in writing, translating, printing, publishing, and distributing Buddhist books and literature, and also offers classes in meditation.
The Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara is one of the most sacred worshipping places of the Buddhists of Sri Lanka since it is a site made hallowed by the visit of Lord Buddha. In the past Kelaniya itself was a large city and the Kelani Raja Maha Viharaya was one of the largest and one of the most beautiful temples of Sri Lanka.
Mahamevnawa is an organization of monasteries established for the sake of spiritual development of human beings through the teachings of the Sakyamuni Buddha, guided by Venerable Kiribathgoda Gnananada Thera.
It is named after the historical Mahamevna garden of Anuradhapura, the cradle of Dhamma in Sri Lanka.
Buddha Vision is the official English website of Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery, which currently has has around 40 monasteries for meditation throughout Sri Lanka.