Srī Gothamī ārāma temple, located in the southwest of Sri Lanka, Olaboduwa, near Horana, is home nunnery to the venerable bhikkhunī Visuddhi therī, where she ordained, lived and practiced after her arrival from Europe in 2003-2009.


The venerable bhikkhunī Vijitha and the venerable bhikkhunī Dhamma Darshika, are one of the most senior of the Theravāda nobodies both in Sri Lanka and around the world. In addition to teaching the Dhamma and meditation, these nuns are engaged in social activities, providing for the needs of people in the local village, taking care of the sick and dying - at home or in the hospital, giving them emotional support and comfort, and providing material needs.

Their modest Buddhist nunnery functions as a place to help the poor and needy people, the bhikkhunīs’ immense compassion, and the help of others attracts many people from the neighborhood who bring donations to the temple, and the nuns divide them among the poor. The venerables are also helping children, teach them the basics of ethics, the Buddha's teachings, meditation, they are taking care of pregnant mothers and all those who seek temporary shelter, for example after the natural disasters.

The venerable Vijitha, thanks to her monastic seniority, ordained almost all the novice nuns (sāmaṇerī) in this locality in Sri Lanka, as well as several nuns from the West. She is an experienced teacher of dhamma-vinaya (Buddha's teachings – Rules of Conduct for the nuns) and also teaches Sanskrit and Pāli. Nuns themselves live very modestly and poorly, and if you want to secure not only their local projects but also directly their monastic basic needs, you can contribute any amount. These venerable nuns do many meritorious things for both, the monastic and the lay community.

The contact to support projects and activities of the Association Karuṇā Sevena: 6855804001/5500, IBAN: CZ6755000000006855804001, SWIFT: RZBCCZPP  - The funds are used to cover the basic monastic needs of the Venerable bhikkhunī Visuddhi, such as - robe, food, medicine and abode (this also covers transportation, accommodation, air tickets, etc.). Distribution of books, construction of the meditation room, the furnishing of the monastery KS, insurance, utility bills, etc. Tax deductible in the Czech Republic. Please state the reason for the donation with the following note" For the Association KS."

The contact for the project Suriya Lamai: 6855679001/5500, IBAN: CZ4955000000006855679001, SWIFT: RZBCCZPP

- The intention of the project Suriya Lamai “The Children of the Sun” is to enable children from poor families to develop and educate themselves and to provide them with basic needs. The donation is tax deductible in the Czech Republic.

Neither of the above is a public collection, and therefore we ask all donors to add their contact information to their gift, so that we can issue a donation agreement contract or a donation receipt. We thank all the donors.

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