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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.

For 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.


Paramita International Buddhist Centre
Kadugannawa, Sri Lanka

Tel/Fax (+94 81) 2570732
email:  General

Created: 1 March, 2005                 Last update: 10 November, 2010

Affiliates: Bellanwila Rajamaha ViharaSingapore Buddhist Library