Welcome to Dhamma School
Buddharashmi is the website for Dhamma School. Founded in 1969 Rahula Dhamma
School is maintained by the London Buddhist Vihara.
For the last 48 years the Vihara's Dhamma classes for children have been
conducted without a break. During this period many children have sat for the
examinations conducted by YMBA, Colombo, Sri Lanka, and they have successfully
completed their studies.
Besides the practice and study of Dhamma, there are many Sri Lankan Buddhists
who wish to keep their heritage at the forefront of their family living. With
this in mind, Sinhala language classes are held for children after the Dhamma
In past years there has been an opportunity for students to sit for G.C.E.
O/level examinations in Sinhala here in Britain. Many children have passed the
There are a number of teachers who have dedicated their time and effort to teach
the Dhamma in the past and who are still doing so. It will be a difficult task
to list all these names so we simply thank them all for their valuable
We have now approximately 150 children on the register and every year it is
growing in number. All Buddhist parents are encouraged to use this golden
opportunity to teach their children valuable Buddhist ethics and practice which
are not available in their day-to-day school curriculum. Please enroll your
children for the classes at the first opportunity. Children can attend the
classes at the age of 4 1/2 years.
The London Buddhist Vihara is a leading center for Theravada Buddhism. Formed in
1926 by Anagarika Dharmapala, the Vihara was the first Buddhist monastery to be
established outside the continent of Asia.