The Temple

The Temple

The Abbot (Viharadhipathi):  Most Venerable Ahangama Dhammarama Nayaka Thera, Religious Superior Emeritus: Resident Monks according to monastic seniority: Venerable  Usgoda Dhammagaru Thera, Instructor of religious activities and Dhamma Teacher. Venerable Makandure Dhammapeethi Thera; Managing Director, Program Coordinator and  Principal,Sunday Dhamma School, Venerable Kirinde Saddhanusari Thera, Coordinator & Organizer of Social and Cultural Affairs. Venerable Kirinde ChandanandaThera, Instructor of educational program, Meditation &Dhamma Teacher.


Daily Monastic Routine for Resident Monks:  5.30 a.m. Wakeup, 6.00 a.m. Buddha Vandana (Morning Prayer), 7.00 a.m. Heel Dana (Breakfast), 8.00-10.30 a.m. Office Works & Study of Discourses.11.00 a.m Dana (Lunch), 2.00-4.00pm   Study of Discourses and preparation for Sermons. 4.00 p.m. – 6.00 p.m. Spiritual Services & Counseling (by appointment only), 6.00 p.m. Public Buddha Vandana & Chanting  (Evening Prayer); 8.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. Meditation and/or Study, 10.00 p.m. Lights Out:   N.B. (Please have respect and do not call the Temple after 9.30 p.m. for appointments except in case of an emergency as House Rule and Obedience require all venerable monks to be present uninterruptedly at their common religious exercises at nightfall-  as members of a Religious House)


Daily & Weekend Services to the Public: 

Tuesday 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. Meditation & Dhamma Class. Wednesday7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.  Meditation & Dhamma Class– Strict Silence to be observed throughout the temple premises during meditation sessions; Friday  7.00-9.30 pm. “Buddha’s Word”  Sutta Discussions.( This is open to public and is conducted with the participation of all resident monks at the temple). Saturday 5:00pm to 8:00pm - Mobile Dhamma Service (We monk are visiting the residents of devotees on every other Saturdays in order to preach Buddhism). Sunday 4:00pm to 6:00pm    Dhamma School for Kids &Morning and lunch alms giving ceremonies. According to our Annual Program we do Poya Day Programs, Bodhi Puja and blessing Chantings.


Social, Educational, Cultural & Charitable Services: (Thurunu Saviya)Youth Forum Meetings; Blessings Services to seniors and the terminally ill; Services to New Immigrants & Refugees, Networking for accommodation and jobs for new immigrants. Homeless Feeding Programs and other Charitable Services.

Special Public Services:

Experienced Monks can talk to you on increased efficiency, performance and productivity focused meditation and provide Instructions to Company Executives and Professionals through Public Talks, Seminars and Meditation Retreats! Amazing results! Especially suitable for City Councils, School Boards, Teachers’ & Nurses’ and other professional groups or Labor Unions. Please contact us for more details!

Awareness lectures for school children and any group of individual seekers.

“Dhamma Wheel” biannual Publication



Los Angeles Buddhist Vihara Pasadena