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Childhood ~ Lay-Teacher ~ Buddhist Monk


Rather than teaching the theory of meditation through lectures and public forums alone, Bhanté’s teaching propels around the “Nirodha Retreat” making yogis benefit from a training of meditation lifestyle practice in a silent and secluded environment which many find as a life changing experience and immeasurable asset for self development.


In his quest for his own liberation, the layman Dhammaruwan took permanent ordination as a Buddhist monk on April 10, 2016.  The ordination ceremony took place in the Bhavana Society’s Forest Monastery in West Virginia, USA before a large gathering of monks, lay devotees, his students and his friends

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Nirodha Retreats Worldwide

Nirodha Retreats Worldwide is the managing body for retreats around the world. it helps organising, administrative assistance for retreats and the SkF Foundation. NRW have City Centres and Residential Retreat centres.


Samadhikusala Foundation

Samadhikusala Foundation is a non-profit organisation that holds the rights to publishing of teachings and preservations and propagation of teachings conducted by Bhanté Samadhikusala Bhikkhu. Among its many activities, the building of the proposed Meditation Retreat Centre in the central hills of Sri Lanka

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Details about the Nirodha community and programs, retreats and events are found in the news blog which also includes other news and articles relating to Nirodha meditation practices.

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About Teacher

Bhanté Samadhikusala Bhikkhu (previously Dhammaruwan) is a Sri Lankan higher ordained Buddhist monk who teaches a unique and stringent meditative way of life to smaller but committed groups worldwide.  

With 35 years of meditation practice and teaching and training himself in both professional and traditional orthodox methods, as a meditation teacher.  He is the founder of Nirodha Retreats Worldwide and teaches meditation around the world.

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Nirodha Retreat Worldwide

Offering customised meditation retreats and programs, Nirodha Retreats ® provide training and help develop a steady path through meditation practice to empower the individual with mental health and spiritual fulfilment, bringing about clarity and strength to your character.

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Samadhikusala Foundation 

Samadhikusala Foundation is a non-profit organisation that holds the rights to teachings and preservations and propagation of Bhanté Samadhikusala Bhikkhu’s teachings. Among its many activities, the building of the proposed Nirodha Meditation sanctuary in Kandenuwara Sri Lanka stands out as a core project.

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