Meditation Programmes  

A Meditation Programme is conducted by Ven. Korathota Wessabhu Thero, The Director, Patthana Dharma Sabhwa, Colombo-05 every Tuesday from 3.00 PM to 6.00PM at Bodhigrama Meditation Centre in Bogamuwa, Aluthgama, Yakkala.A Meditation Programme under the banner “In the Vicinity of Nibbana” is conducted every Wednesday from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at Patthana Dharma Sabhawa at Narahenpita premises.


Objectives of the Meditation Programme are as follows

  • Guide the disciple (one who seeks the path to Nibbana) on the steps of training- moral rules (Sikha-Padha), to move beyond, not committing evil action, but in instance, clearly conscious and correspond to the simultaneously arising volition (Chethana) which encourages change in life style by practicing the four kinds of morality consisting of purification (Chathu-Paarisuddha Sila)

    • Restraint with regards to disciplinary code (Patimokkha-Samvara Sila) recommended for lay and ordained.
    • Restraint of the six senses (Indhriya-Samvara Sila).
    • Purification of the livelihood (Ajiva-Paarisudhdha Sila).
    • Morality with regard to the four requisites – Clothing, Food, Dwelling and Medicine (Pratthya-Sannissita Sila).
  • Guide on the process of effectively utilizing the knowledge based on learning, accrued through Dhamma Sermons, Dhamma Discussions, Abhidhamma Education and reading / reference in Buddhist script (Suthamaya-Panna) towards following the two branches of mental development – Tranquility and Insight (Samatha / Vipassana) leading to Purification of the mind (Chitta- Visuddhi).
  • Guide the disciple (Yogavacara), the one who is devoted to mental training and groom them to cultivate mental concentration by providing the required subjects of Meditation (Kammatthana) in line with the six kinds of human character which provide the working ground to develop Meditation (establishment of mental development).
  • Direct and provide guidance and the environment to the disciple to continuously be on the Eight Fold Path (Arya Ashtangika Marga). The Morality (Sila), Concentration (Samadhi) and Wisdom (Panna) which is the foundation of the entire Buddhist practice.
  • Lead all disciples to achieve (Magga-Phala) Path and Fruition leading to Nibbana which constitute the highest and ultimate of all Buddhist aspirations, in their present human lay/ordained state, during the existing Gouthama Buddha Sasana.


Ven. Korathota Wessabhu Thero

who is a pupil of Most Ven. Late Abhidhammika Vagiswara Yagoda Dharmaprabha Nayaka Thero, who mastered Abhidhamma – Patthana Dhamma at the sacred feet of the most Venerable Karmasthanacharya, the teacher incomparable in the instruction of Meditation, Agga Maha Panditha Ashin Sobhana Mahasi, The founder and Chief Instructor at Sasana Yeitha (an abode that propagates the message of the Buddha), the foremost amongst the hundreds of Satipattana Vipassana Meditation Centres situated near the city of Rangoon in the great Buddhist Kingdom of Burma considered as ‘The Golden Land’ and in the other Buddhist Countries of Siam, Cambodia Vietnam and Sri Lanka.

Meditation Instructor / Buddhist Counsellor U.K. Adasuriya (Dip. Psychology / Psychological Assessment & Care)

A retired CEO from private sector in Sri Lanka who has gained meditation working grounds / subjects of Meditation from elite Vipassana meditation masters like, the Most Ven. Late Kadawadduwe Jinawansa Thero, Most Ven. Late Prof. Kotagama Vachissara Thero, Most Ven. Late Walane Amathagaveshi Thero and the Most Ven. Aggamaha Pandita Na Uyane Ariyadhamma Nayaka Thero and Ven. Korathota Wessabhu Thero.

  • Patthana Dharma Sabhawa
  • 487/25, Thimbirigasyaya Road,
  • Narahenpita, Colombo 5,
  • Sri Lanka
  • TP : 011-2580417