Founded in 2005 by Dhammaruwan and teaching of retreats from 1988, Nirodha aims to teach and support the individual spiritual seeker with personalized training in the Buddhist way of living through the practice of meditation.
Welcome to Nirodha Retreats Worldwide
We are a non profit organisation established for the benefit of the spiritual seekers who use meditation as a path towards liberation as taught by Theravada Buddhist tradition of South Asia.
First Nirodha Trust was established in 2005, followed by the establishment of the first Nirodha City Centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka in 2010.
Retreats Worldwide was later established to handle the worldwide retreats that were conducted across 4 continents. Today after 10 years since its
establishment and with a background of over 30 years of meditation teaching, Nirodha Retreats is building their new Retreat Centre in the central hills of Sri Lanka.
There are many benefits that Retreats Worldwide can provide a practitioner not only through their philosophy of teaching but also the wide range of personalised support that the individual yogi could truly benefit from. Hope you find this website helpful for your spiritual journey.
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.
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.
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.