Dekanduwala Meditation Centre
Some say that merely sitting on a wooden bench under the giant trees which shelter the Dekanduwala Dhamma Training and Meditation Centre for Bhikkunis in Kananwila, Horana and absorbing the surroundings feels like meditation in itself.
Sprawling across 20 acres, the meditation centre was established in 1993 by Ven. Kirama Wimalajothi Thero in filling the void of a meditation centre which could cater to both monks and lay people- local and foreign alike.
Here bhikkhunis are given a thorough grounding in the knowledge of the Tripitaka, languages such as Pali and English, counseling and temple management. Theory and practice of meditation is taught. Traditional education provided in colleges and universities is job-oriented with the result that Bhikkhus who pass out from such institutions disrobe and return to lay-life intent on taking up an occupation.