Construction of a new building for meditation practices, including a monks’ residence, is now underway at Mahamevnawa Bhavana Monastery of NJ, fulfilling needs for a convenient place to practice Dhamma for both devotees and the community of monks. The project is expected to be funded in its entirety by the contributions from our devotees and benefactors. Now you too can be a part of the meritorious deed by joining us to steer the project to a great success!

Shown on the right side is an indication of commonly suggested donation tiers, but we will graciously accept any donation amount of your choosing. We will also advertise opportunities to donate specific materials as well as opportunities for volunteers in this page soon

Square footage of the new construction – 4500

Cost per square foot – $200

General Construction Fund 22% 22



1. $5000 – $1000 X 5 INSTALLMENTS

2. $2500 – $500 X 5 INSTALLMENTS

3. $1000 – $500 X 2 INSTALLMENTS

4. $500

5. $100

Send your generous contributions to:


Mahamevnawa Bhavana Monastery NJ
Acc #: 8800013632
First Constitutional Bank
Make your checks payable to MBMNJ

For further inquiries, please contact:


Chief Monk – 732-816-0818 / 732-940-3200
Building Fund Committee – (Wishwa) 201-936-2665 / (Wasantha) 609-236-7207
Treasurer – (Jagath) 732-319-8798 / (Darshi) 732-725-2079


Meditation for Western Mind

This meditation group is good for anyone interested in practicing meditation, mindfulness and learning the teachings of the Buddha. Classes are every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm and free of charge.

Youth Program
Youth Program
Youth program focuses on developing the wisdom everyone needs in order to build a compassionate, fulfilled life while acknowledging the demands, and temptations of today’s young adults.
Monthly Sil Program
Monthly Sil Program
Sinhala Dhamma and Meditation programs will be held every month for anyone interested in practicing meditation and learning the teachings of the Buddha.
Children’s Program
Children’s Program
Children’s program focuses on the development of love and compassion for all beings, as well as simple meditation. The goal is to help children develop the foundation of a mindful and successful life.
Monthly Meditation Program
Monthly Meditation Program
Meditation program will be held every 2nd Sunday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm of each month. This meditation program is suitable for beginners as well as people with experience. We will give simple instructions that anyone can follow, There will be guided and silent meditation based on the discourses and earliest teachings of the Buddha.
Saturday Dhamma Program
Saturday Dhamma Program
Sinhala language dhamma program will be conducted online on every Thursday from 8:00 pm to 9:30 pm each month. The program includes Buddha Vandana, Meditation, Dhamma sermon, and Dhamma discussions.

Meeting ID: 94731212708
Password: 360036


Blood and Bone Marrow Registration Drives

On April 1st at Mahamevnawa New Jersey, we held two charitable events: our spring Blood Drive, in partnership with the New York Blood Center; and our first Bone Marrow Donor registration drive, in partnership with DKMS. On that day 38 people donated blood and 7 people registered as bone marrow donors with the National Bone Marrow Donor Registry.

The donation of blood and bone marrow helps to save the lives of others. Thank you to everyone who helped make these even

Mahamevnawa Buddhist Meditation Center of New Jersey

Mahamevnawa Buddhist Meditation Center of New Jersey Inc (MBMNJ) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the practice and teaching of Buddha Gotama known as Theravada Buddhism. MBMNJ is a New Jersey (US) branch of Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery of Sri Lanka.

It is our mission to advance the Buddha’s teachings of generosity, morality, and meditation and to enhance the spiritual life of our members and the general public through cultivating friendship, compassion, and wisdom. The services of this organization are open to any member of the public interested in learning and practicing Theravada Buddhism.

It is MBMNJ’s long-term plan to establish a Buddhist monastery in New Jersey according to the Sri Lankan forest monk/nun tradition in an area conducive to meditation and to invite Dhamma & Vinaya practicing monks & nuns to reside at our branch and support them in their efforts to study, teach and apply the Buddha’s teachings and share their inspiration, knowledge, and wisdom with the general public in New Jersey and U.S.A.

MBMNJ’s ultimate motive is to foster a deeper practice of the Buddhist ethics for the wellbeing of individuals, families and society at large, to help individuals of all ethnic and religious backgrounds to find peace and mental calmness through concentration and mindfulness and to promote the study and application of insight meditation (vipassana) which will ultimately lead to the attainment of Nirvana.