Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery USA

Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery was established to benefit the spiritual development of human beings through the teachings of Buddha. Founded in 1999 in Sri Lanka by Ven. Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thero, its sole purpose is to spread the original teachings of the Buddha. The monastery is a warm and welcoming place for everyone to investigate true happiness through Dhamma and meditation. Here the Buddha’s teachings are presented in modern language that is easy to understand. What makes Mahanevnawa unique is the effort to bring the Supreme Dhamma to listeners in its original form.

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Anūpavādo anūpaghāto – Pātimokkhe ca saṃvaro
Mattaññutā ca bhattasmiṃ – Pantañ ca sayanāsanaṃ
Adhicitte ca āyogo – Etaṃ Buddhāna’sāsanaṃ.

Not insulting, not harming, Restrained according to the moral code, Moderating in food, Dwelling in solitude, Engaging in higher mental development.

Khantī paramaṃ tapo titikkhā – Nibbānaṃ paramaṃ vadanti Buddhā
Na hi pabbajito parūpaghātī – Samaṇo hoti paraṃ viheṭhayanto.

Patience is the highest practice, Nibbāna is supreme, say the Buddhas,
A mendicant does not harm others, A recluse oppresses no one.

Sabbapāpassa akaraṇaṃ – Kusalassa upasampadā
Sacitta‧pariyodapanaṃ – Etaṃ Buddhāna’sāsanaṃ.

Abstaining from all evil, Doing what is good,Cleansing one’s mind, This is the teaching of all the Buddhas.