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Tapovanaya is a Buddhist Centre established in a twelve acre land which is a forest grove that lies three kilometers off from Colombo city limits.
This is a Buddhist monastery with variety of services including a meditation centre, Bhikkhu Training Institute, and an Orphanage known as Kumara Kasyapa Boy's Home.
Gothama Thapovanaya was established in 1962 under the patronage of late Venerable Kudawelle Vangees Nayake Thero who was popular among Buddhists as a meditation master and a Buddhist preacher. This Centre is run by Mathika Matha Society founded by the above mentioned Vangeesa Maha Thero.
Presently the chief incumbent of this Centre is Venerable Dodampahala Chandrasiri Maha Thero who is also the patriarch of the Kalyana Vansa Chapter of Amarapura Sect, Sri Lanka.
Meditation Retreats are organized according to the demand of those who wish to follow Vipassana Meditation as taught by late Ven. Mahasi Sayadow Maha Thero.
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Following are the branch monasteries of this Centre established in different parts of Sri Lanka:
Sri Dalada Thapovanaya
Kandy, Sri Lanka.
Head Resident Monk: Ven.T.Satimanta Maha Thero
Abhaya Bhumi Thapovanaya
Head Resident: Venerable T.Niwatha Maha Thero.
Kaludiya Pokuna Tapovanaya
Mihintale, Sri Lanka.
Head Resident: Venerable T. Saddha Jeevi Thero.
Abhay Bhumi Thapovanaya
Head Resident: Venerable.T.Hemaloka Thero.