Vihara Resident Bhikkus
Most Venerable Bogoda Seelawimala
Head of London Buddhist Vihara and Chief Sangha Nayake of Great Britain
Venerable Tawalama Bandula
Vihara Admistration and Principal, Dhamma School
Venerable Kalugamuwe Kassapa
Senior Dhammaduta Thera
Buddharashmi is the website for Rahula Dhamma School at London Buddhist Vihara.
Founded in 1969 Rahula Dhamma School is maintained by the London Buddhist
The London Buddhist Vihara is a leading centre for Theravada Buddhism. Formed
in 1926 by Anagarika Dharmapala, the Vihara was the first Buddhist monastery to
be established outside the continent of Asia.
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 expatriate 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 class. 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 examination.