Saturday, October 5, 2013


Sri Subodha     International Retreat Centre 

 Sri Subodha Meditation Centre is located in the hill country of Sri Lanka, surrounded by the green misty mountains creating the serene Valley, Ambuluwawa.  This valley is located in Gampola, about about 8km from the town of Peradeniya. The location is surrounded by natural water streams, fruit plantations and natural green vegetation.  The climate is cool and pleasantly refreshing throughout the year.  

The Centre is a perfect retreat for those who want to meditate and study the Buddhist teachings in a modern, yet serene environment.  Accommodation is available for up to 30 participants at any given time and is suitable for both male and female participants.  Stay periods range from short stays to up to 20 days with all vegetarian meals provided by the centre.   During certain times of the year, meditation retreats will be organized and will be available for the participants. The program caters for a wide range of interests which includes meditation in both Samatha and Vipassana traditions, Dharma discussions, personal counselling sessions as well as more traditional Pali chanting and the undertaking of Theravada Buddhist practice.
Places are open to people with varying degrees of experience with meditation and retreats, such as this.  It is highly recommended that foreign visitors purchase travel insurance for the duration of their stay in Sri Lanka. 

Whilst participation and accommodation at the centre is free to the public, we do appreciate any donations made, in order to continue providing the services and maintain the centre to its highest standard.  Participation in the entire programs are being sponsored through voluntary donations.

For further information, please contact: 

Most Ven. Wattegama Dhammawasa Nayaka Thero,    
The Chief Incumbentb &  President Sri Subodha Retreat Centre  

Sanga Nayaka of Australia

Chief Incumbent and Director,

Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
Sri Subodharama Buddhist Centre  
Tel- 94-81-2388080
Fax- 94-81-2387568

Or to make a booking or for further information, please contact:  
Ven. Nadimale Sudhamma
Vice President , Senior Resident Nun 
Sri Subodha International Retreat Centre 

Watte kade, Gamplola, Ambuluwawa  
Ph: 94-81-4915917
Mob. 0773414586
Example of Daily Schedule at Sri Subodha Retreat Centre
Observation of the The Eight Precepts of Dharma is required prior to participation at the Centre.                                                                                                                
04 :00 am  :  Waking up, Morning tea/ Walking Meditation                                                                         
05: 00 am   :  Group/individual Meditation   
06:00 am   :  Buddha Offerings and Morning Chanting
07:00 am   :  Dana/Breakfast                                                        
08:00 am:    Walking Meditation / Morning Tea

09:00 am:   Group (Sitting) Meditation                                                                 
10:00 am:    Walking and Sitting Meditation/Dhamma Discussion  
11:00 am:     Buddha Offerings/Chanting                                
11:15 am:    Dana/Lunch
3:00 pm:     Group Meditation
4:00 pm:     Walking Meditation/Afternoon tea
5:00 pm onwards -    Evening Chanting/Walking Meditation/Sitting      Meditation
 This is the normal program scheduled for resident yogis.  However during Retreat time meditation program would change according to the meditation master’s wish.  Prior to participation, please complete the following form and e-mail it to ;  or post it to Ven. Nadimale Sudhamma , Via-Sri Subodharama International  Buddhist  Centre, Peradeniya  Sri Lanka. 

Application to take Residence at Sri Subodha Retreat Centre
Name in Full
Address Abroad if living a broad                                                 
Telephone Number
Address in Sri Lanka
Telephone Number
Do you have medical Insurance (for foreigners?)                                                         
Address of Husband/wife/or close relative                              
Telephone number including international dialing codes                                  
Any pre-existing medical needs or conditions
Have you attended any Meditation Retreats before?
Date and time of proposed arrival at the Centre
Date and time of proposed departure: 
Whilst the level of activity will be low during your stay, participants are expected to be in reasonably good health.  Those over 70 will require a medical certificate from their doctor and prior approval from the Nayaka Thero.  Unfortunately, we do not have the facilities to provide retreats to those with disabilities, at this stage. 

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