“Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment”
“The mind is everything. What you think you become.”
“Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”
“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
“Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.”
Everyone is Welcome
The "Ehipassiko International Meditation Center"which is a Theravada Buddhist Religious center, was established to carry out the noble Buddhist mission of providing guidance to thousands of devotees around the world over providing them with guidance to emancipate themselves from recurring suffering by ‘liberating the transcending’ the construct of the mind, by following the eight fold noble path preached by the Buddha.
Ancient Buddhist Rituals
the ‘Ehipassiko’ International Meditation Center spearheads various programs to preserve the rituals and traditions of ancient Buddhism.
Chevarara, which is created in parallel to the Katina Ceremony, is made in the form of ancient Theravada practice by Buddhist monks in ancient times. Natural herbs such as plants leaves, roots, nuts and flowers…
Every day Buddhist Monks, young and old make their early morning alms collection called Pindapathaya , mostly of prepared food that they eat when they return to the temple. People look out for the monks…
The procession is part of the katina cheevara (robe) offering, a highlight of the Katina Pinkama, a day of religious activities marking the end of the Vas Retreat, when Buddhist monks across Sri Lanka emerge…
The Bodhi-Puja The veneration of the Bodhi-tree (pipal tree: ficus religiosa) has been a popular and a widespread ritual in Sri Lanka from the time a sapling of the original Bodhi-tree at Buddhagaya (under which the Buddha…
Abbot & Monks
Dhamma sermons are programmed based on the teachings of the Buddha while the dissemination of it is delivered by Buddhist monks who are also meditation masters and spiritual advisers in the realm of the Dhamma.