Colombo Dhamma Friends

Of Mahamevnawa

Help build a new meditation center!

Be a part of the future of English Dhamma propagation from Colombo

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What is Vesak and how can we gain merits in a meaningful way? 5 hours ago Posted in: Short Sermons & Dhamma Videos Let's celebrate this Vesak in the most meaningful way as possible. More
The Verses of Arahant Nun Rohiṇī 21 hours ago Posted in: Suttas Hear how Arahant Rohinī praised the Sangha to her father when she was still a lay woman. More
Help Your Children Succeed 2 days ago Posted in: Dhamma Blog Parents have a great opportunity and responsibility to help their children learn and practice the Dhamma. More
Cycling for Merit | The Monastery Built by Kids 4 days ago Posted in: Inspiration Watch how meritorious kids from around the world are coming together to help build the New International English Dhamma Centre of Mahamevnawa in Colombo. More
No One to Be Neglected in Terms of Gratefulness 4 days ago The great Arahant disciples also practiced gratitude. More
Snp 2.4 Maha Mangala Sutta: Discourse on Blessings | Pali with English Subtitles Video 4 days ago Posted in: Chanting Videos Chant along with the Mangla Sutta in Pali while reading the English subtitles. More
දෙලොවම දිනූ මිනිසා ගැන ඔබ අසා තිබේද? 6 days ago Posted in: Arama Puja මෙලොව පරලොව දෙකම ජය ජයගන්න අනාථපිණ්ඩික සිටුතුමා කරපු පින. More
බට පතුරු පූජා කරලා මොනවද ලැබුනේ 1 week ago Posted in: Arama Puja නිසි මඟට ගෙන යන ආරාම පූජාවේ ආනිසංස More
A Buddhist Girl Gets Fired from Work 1 week ago Posted in: Short Sermons & Dhamma Videos Let's see how a Buddhist girl reacts when she gets fired from work. More
This is why teachers punish us | Mirror of the Dhamma for Kids 1 week ago Posted in: Mirror of Dhamma Do you know why Teachers or Parents punish you? More
Gratefulness: The Supreme Buddha’s Own Gratefulness 2 weeks ago Learn how the Supreme Buddha himself practiced the quality of gratefulness. More
Pali Word of the Day: Sīla 2 weeks ago Posted in: Dhamma Blog Sīla is the foundation for all good qualities. How is your foundation? More

Activities Just for Kids

Activities for Kids and Adults

Activities for Adults

Listen to the Dhamma Anywhere

Podcasts allow you to listen to the Supreme Buddha’s teachings wherever you go. Click below to learn more.

Colombo Dhamma Friends of Mahamevnawa gives you many opportunities to learn the Buddha’s Dhamma teachings in English and practice meditation in Colombo. All of our activities are free and open to curious people of all backgrounds. We offer regular activities for adults and children as well as special activities for your school or volunteer group. Our activities go beyond simply classes. They show you how the Buddha’s teachings can be lived both on and off a meditation cushion.

Even if you are just visiting Sri Lanka, we would love if you participate in our activities.

At Colombo Dhamma Friends activities you will find all the resources you need to move forward on your spiritual path.

  • Trained monks skilled in explaining the ancient, orthodox teachings of the Buddha.
  • Guidance on putting these teachings into practice.
  • Techniques to use when difficulties arise
  • Encouragement to keep moving forward.
  • A community that values spiritual development over materialism and mindless consumption.

Colombo Dhamma Friends is part of the Mahamevanawa Buddhist Monastery network (pronounced maha MAY oo NA wa). The monastery benefits the spiritual development of human beings through the teachings of Buddha. Founded in 1999 in Sri Lanka by Ven. Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero, its sole purpose is to spread the original teachings of the Buddha. Our monasteries are warm and welcoming places for everyone to investigate true happiness through Dhamma and meditation. We have two monasteries close to Colombo: Kaduwela and Malabe. You can visit any of our monasteries in Sri Lanka. We also have over 25 branches in cities around the world.

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