ABOUT SSBC

Sri Subodharama Buddhist Center (SSBC) is a charitable organization; so is exempted from tax by the Sri Lankan government (act number 61 of 1992). This Buddhist centre is managed by the Subodharama Sasana Seva Society. The main purpose of SSBC is to instruct and train monks and those who are interested in Theravada Buddhist teachings. It also serves as a social welfare organization.

VENERABLE WATTEGAMA DHAMMAWASA NAYAKA THERO

Venerable Wattegama Dhammawasa Nayaka Thero is the director and chief monk of Sri Subodharama Buddhist Center. He is also the chief monk and the president of Sri Lankarama Maha Viharaya in Ellen Grove, Brisbane and is the Chief Sangha Nayaka of Australia. As an acknowladgement for his eminent services to the Buddha Sasana in Sri lanka and beyond its borders the 'Maha Sanga Sabha' of the Udarata Amarapura sector has elevated him to the rank of cardinal monk (Chief Sanga Nayaka) of Centrel province. Also he has ordained many monks in to the maha sangha (great brotherhood of monks) and worked tirelessly towards the spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical improvement of the people served by him.

FACILITIES AT SSBC

The SSBC has constructed a meditation hall, which also serves as an auditorium for lectures and discussions on Dhamma. Part of this hall will be used for the loading purposes of people arriving in Sri Lanka on Dhamma missions. A public lending library consisting mainly literature connected to Buddhism, and other texts of related interest is establish by this organisation as an ambition of Ven. Dhammawasa, to offer an opportunity to educate anyone who wishes to seek the fruits of knowledge. Other facilities created by the SSBC include: the international Bhikkhu Training Institute; providing dormitories for training monks; a children's home; a home for the elders; various kite' s (individual meditation building) serving practitioners and growing temples across the globe. These locations are reflections of Ven. Dhammawasa's understanding of Buddha's teaching and Theravada tradition; to any of those who are interested in Dhamma and self-improvement, can depend on this institute.

Hanthana Dharmaramaya - This beautiful monastery stands on the top of Hanthana hill, overlooking the temple of tooth and river Mahaweli.

TEMPLES FOUNDED ABROAD BY THE SSBC

SRI LANKA BUDDHIST MONASTERY - AUSTRALIA

Venerable Wattegama Dhammawasa Nayaka Thero is the director and chief monk of Sri Subodharama Buddhist Center. He is also the chief monk and the president of Sri Lankarama Maha Viharaya in Ellen Grove, Brisbane and is the Chief Sangha Nayaka of Australia. As an acknowladgement for his eminent services to the Buddha Sasana in Sri lanka and beyond its borders the 'Maha Sanga Sabha' of the Udarata Amarapura sector has elevated him to the rank of cardinal monk (Chief Sanga Nayaka) of Centrel province. Also he has ordained many monks in to the maha sangha (great brotherhood of monks) and worked tirelessly towards the spiritual, intellectual, social, emotional and physical improvement of the people served by him.

BLUE LOTUS TEMPLE - USA

The temple is located in Crystal Lake, Illinois. It has a modest number of members for the present and is quickly advancing towards the local people. This temple has done much work to coordinate the Maha Sangha (great order of monks) across different Buddhist traditions in order to teach the message of Lord Buddha.

TRIPLE GEM OF THE NORTH BUDDHIST TEMPLE - USA

This temple is located in Minnesota and established in 2004. The resident monks hope to elevate this location into a flourishing place, which can provide the Dhamma for all who seeks its wisdom.