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Welcome to Weherahena Temple

The Buddhist temple in Sri lanka with World first biggest Buddha statue and tunnel temple.This colossal Buddha statue was the only statue which was built after the Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa peried.The height is 39m this was contructed on a stage which was shaped like a lotus flower.This construction was done according to the tradition of Sariputta carving.The robe of the statue covered only left side ao the shoulder and building was constructed behind the statue for the protection life story of Buddha painted on the walls of this building

Chief incumbents of temple

Most Ven Parawahera Rewatha Maha Thero - Founder of the temple (1910-1968)
Most Ven Daulagala Sangharathana Thero (1968-2002)
Most Ven Kegalle Rathanasara Thero (from 2002 to present)

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Our Core Vision

Meditation is one of the greatest ways to obtain inner peace and harmony. It is believed that meditation helps to accustom mind to positive thinking and calmness. When our mind is serene, it means that we are free from stress and open to true happiness. Everyone is invited to join our meditation lesson and enjoy the process.

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Meditate… do not delay, lest you later regret it.

Dharma Talks

Weherahena Monastery invites and welcomes every person seeking refuge in the ancient teachings of wisdom and compassion to practice.