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 100 km from Colombo, just a
three hour drive from the City (two and a half hours from the airport). 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.
Individual practitioners seeking a place for intensive
personal practice will find Paramita an ideal setting. For those wanting guided
instruction, an experienced teacher is available for most of the year. As the
Centre was implemented with the international community
in mind, instruction is primarily in English.
those who wish to further their Buddhist studies and research, Paramita offers
excellent resources. The Library, through its relationship with the Singapore
Buddhist Library and Buddhist Research Society has an extensive collection of
Buddhist texts and publications about Buddhism. The texts include all traditions
and schools of Buddhism.
International Buddhist Centre Kadugannawa, Sri Lanka