Upcoming Events

Sunday, 03,10,17,24 September
4.00pm to 6.30pm

Vassana Meditation Program

Venue - Temple Premises

Ven. Thalgamuwe Sudheerananda Thero

Saturday, 23 September
8.00am to 1.00pm

Sil Program for Youth (14-30yrs)

Venue - Temple Premises

Saturday, 30 September

Monthy Dhamma Sermon

Venue - Temple Premises

Saturday, 30 September
6.00pm to 7.30pm

Buddha Gnana Vandana Pahan Puja

Venue - Temple Premises

Saturday, 07 October
8.30am to 4.30pm

Monthly Sil Program

Venue - Temple Premises

Vassana Dhamma Sermon Programs

Friday, 13 October
5.00pm to 8.30pm

Dhamma Sermon - 7.00pm

Venue - Taylors Hill Community Centre

121, Calder Park Dr, Taylors Hill

Sunday, 15 October
2.00pm to 6.00pm

Dhamma Sermon - 4.30pm

Venue - Iramoo Community Centre

184 , Honour Av , Wyndham Vale , Werribee

Regular Programmes

Daily 7.00pm

Buddha Puja.

Thursdays 7.30pm

Meditation Programme.

Saturdays 5.00pm

Children's Dhamma Programme.

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Welcome to Paramitha Buddhist Vihara

The “Paramitha” Buddhist Vihara (formerly known as St. Albans Temple) was established in 1999 by the Western Victoria Sri Lankan Buddhist Association (WVSLBA). The temple, now located in Rockbank, (Melbourne, Australia) offers a wide range of services to the Buddhist community to learn, observe and practise Buddhist teachings. WVSLBA also runs a Language Education and Sunday School to teach Sinhala language as well as Sri Lankan culture, values and heritage.

This website provides information about religious and cultural activities organised by the temple and also serves as a good source of knowledge for those who wish to read articles about Buddhism as well as listen to Buddhist teachings (Dharma Deshana) in digital format.

Ven Pallawela Devarakkita Thero - Chief Resident Monk

Ordained as a monk on 11th April 1968, Pallewela Dewarakkitha Thero obtained his preliminary education at Sri Subhadrarama Piriwena in Nugegoda. He graduated with a Batcher of Arts (BA Special) degree from Peradeniya University and subsequently completed his Master of Arts (MA) degree at University of Kelaniya. Furthermore Dewarakkitha Thero obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Rights from Colombo University as well as the Bachelor of Law degree from Sri Lanka Law College.

Pallewela Dewarakkitha Thero served as a lecturer, administrator and a director at Sri Subhadrarama Piriwena for about 20 years providing a great service to Buddhist education in Sri Lanka before he moved to Australia.

Since 2001, the Thero has been serving the Sri Lankan Buddhist community in Melbourne in his capacity as the Chief Resident Monk at the Paramitha Buddhist Vihara.