Colombo Dhamma Friends

The English Dhamma Centre of Mahamevnawa

Kids Programs
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Help build a new meditation center!

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

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Since I was Born

Let’s help our loving and hard-working mothers!

8 Virtuous Vows

As a Buddhist we all know about the 5 precepts but do you know about the 7 Virtuous vows? When Lord Sakka was a human being, he adopted 7 vows which helped him achieve his current status as Ruler of the 2 Heavenly Worlds. These vows helped him preserve his virtue and avoid bad Kamma....

The Snake Drama

“Just like a child would cry for the moon, it would be the same as crying for a body, so why would I cry.”

Weekend Programs
Just for Kids

One Day Retreats

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.

Index

9 Buddha Qualities, abandon suffering, alcohol, alms round, anger, animal world, anuttaropurisadammasarati quality, araham quality, Aṅgulimāla Arahant, bad association, bhagava quality, body meditation, buddhanussati meditation, Buddhist etiquette, chanting, compassion, confidence~saddhā, contentment, courage, craving, Culla Kammavibhanga Sutta, cutupapatanana, death, Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta, evil deeds, first noble truth, five precepts, Four Noble Truths, friendship, ghost world, giving~dāna, good actions, gratitude, greed, guided meditation, hatred, heaven, hell, iddhi, ignorance, impermanence~anicca, intoxicants, jataka, jealousy, karma, kavi, life of Buddha, lokavidu quality, losing loved ones, loss, loving-kindness~mettā, lying, Maha Satipatthana Sutta, Mangala Sutta, marks of a great man, meditation, merit~puññā, mindfulness~sati, mora paritta, Mundane Right View, nibbāna, Noble Eightfold Path, noble truth of suffering, non-attachment, ordination, origin of suffering, parents, paritta, patience, pilgrimage, practice, precepts, psychic powers, pujas, punishment, Pāli, rains retreat, rare human birth, Ratana Sutta, Ratthapala Sutta, relics, retreat, right speech, right view, Sakka God, sammasambuddho quality, samsara, Sangha, Second Noble Truth, sickness, similes, Sri Lanka, stress, Sāriputta Arahant, Taking advice, Therigatha, Third Noble Truth, uposatha, Venerable Maha Moggalana, Vesak, vijja, vijjacaranasampanno quality, virtue~sīla, wisdom, Work, worldly conditions, wrong view