Excellent. Amazing Place!

– Mark Rivett, UK –

A sanctuary where I discovered bliss can be so simple and basic.

Being a perfectionist, it shows me that happiness doesn’t need to be perfect.

– Bryant, Singapore –

Welcome to the Paramita Meditation

Perched on top of a hill with panoramic views of the sprawling valleys below, Paramita Meditation Centre is built on the site of a previous tea plantation. Its terraced hillside, thickly forested with old tea bushes, pepper vines, jackfruit, avocado, nutmeg and clove trees, attract rich native wild life as long-tailed Macaques live along side squirrels, indigenous birds and their human brethren. The Centre is designed as a spiritual home for the resident monastics and all visitors alike.

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Our Founder

Venerable Bellanwila Dhammaratana Maha Thero

Venerable Bellanwila Dhammaratana Maha Thero is the chief incumbent of Bellanwila Rajamaha Vihara, near Colombo. He was a student of Vidyalankara Pirivena and a graduate of Vidyalankara University. After graduation, he served as the Deputy Principal and Principal at two prestigious seats of learning Sunethradevi Pirivena and Paramadhamma Chetiya Pirivena respectively.

Our Vision

Our vision is to provide a nurturing place for learning and self-discovery for all – hence the name – Paramita, which in Sanskrit, refers to the art and practice of cultivating universal values of generosity, virtue, patience, diligence, contemplation and wisdom in every aspect of life.

Who We Are

As Paramita Meditation Centre was implemented with the international community in mind, guidance by an experienced resident teacher who is available most of the year is provided in English.

What We Do

The purpose of our Centre is to provide a venue for people from all over the world to come and learn Buddhist meditation, as well as to deepen their practice by participating in group-retreats.

What Our Meditators Say About Us

“If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”

– Gautama Buddha