Founder and President

 

Bhante Sutadhara (Venerable Tapovanaye Sutadhara) Tripitakavedi (Bachelor of Buddhist Textual studies) (BSDP, A'pura, Sri Lanka)

B.A.(Kelaniya, Sri Lanka), M.A.(Hawaii, USA).

Venerable Tapovanaye Sutadhara entered the order of Buddhist Monks as a novice in 1966, at Tapovanaya Buddhist Monastery, Mulleriyawa-New Town, Sri Lanka, under the tutelage of Late-Venerable Kudawelle Vangeesa Maha Thero, a renowned Meditation Master in Insight Meditation and Venerable Dodampahala Chandrasiri Maha Thero, Patriarch, Sri Kalyanivansa Chapter of Amarapura Sect, Sri Lanka.

His  academic, administrative, and student counseling  experience at the University of Kelaniya in Sri Lanka  combined with his Buddhist practice  enriched his career as the Director, Ventura Buddhist Study Center, An Lac Mission, Ventura, California.

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