Ven Ariyadhamma Mahathero

Year of birth : 1939
Teacher/Guru : Matara Sri Nanarama Mahathera.. Ven Wigoda Bodhirakkhita
Education : Government School of Nilagama, Sri Lanka
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Books by the Master

" ANAPANA SATI Meditation on Breathing " 


Nauyane Ariyadhamma Mahathera is a Sri Lankan bhikkhu (Buddhist monk) and a senior meditation teacher. He is the spiritual advisor of the Sri Kalyani Yogasrama Samstha. He moved to Meetirigala Dharmayataya Aranya to help revitalize this long-standing place of learning and dhamma practice. 

Ariyadhamma is proficient in Pali and Sanskrit and has extensive knowledge of the Pali Canon and the Pali commentaries. He was a teacher at the Gunawardena Yogasrama. Ariyadhamma leads about 1,500 forest monks in 193 branch monasteries. 

He was awarded the ‘Mahākammaṭṭhānācariya’(‘Great Meditation Teacher’) title by the Government of the Burma in recognition of his services in teaching Dhamma and meditation. The Sri Lanka Ramanna Nikaya awarded Ariyadhamma the titles of ‘Tripiṭaka Vāgīśvarācārya’ and ‘Mahopādhyāya’. The Government of Burma awarded him the title ‘Mahā Kammaṭṭhānācāriya’. Ariyadhamma has written more than 100 books and booklets in Sinhala on meditation and Dhamma. A few of these have been translated to English.