Dekanduwala Meditation CentreRate this place:
Contact No: +94 11 240 2306 / +94 11 493 1808
Organization Web: https://www.bhikkunicentre.org
This is a newer Vipassana centre catering mainly to Sri Lankan meditators. English and Sinhala are both spoken by the monk-in-charge, and foreign meditators are welcome. Transport regularly leaves the BCC in Dehiwala (outskirts of Colombo) to go to the meditation centre, and the BCC should be able to arrange an interview with the teacher beforehand should this be required. The meditation centre is also accessible by bus from Colombo. The centre is under the direction of Ven. K Wimalajothi.
Sprawling across 20 acres, the meditation centre was established in 1993 by Ven. Kirama Wimalajothi Thero in filling the void of a meditation centre which could cater to both monks and lay people- local and foreign alike.
The Centre has been conducting several Dhamma training programs since 1994. In house meditation programs and educational programs including dhamma and counseling sessions for both foreign and local women were introduced in 2002. A two-week Temporary Ordination was launched in 2003 which was designed to give basic knowledge in Dhamma, meditation and social work.