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Ordination 

10th Apr 2016

Ordination Ceremony of

Venerable Samadhikusala

On April 10, 2016, Dhammaruwan who has been a student of Bhanté Henepola Gunaratana Nayaka Maha Thero for over 30 years took permanent ordination in a ceremony held at Bhavana Society’s Forest Monastery in West Virginia, USA.


The ceremony was presided by Bhanté Henepola Gunaratana Nayaka Maha Thero in the presence of Dhammaruwan’s long time friend Venerable Analayo, close meditation students of Dhammaruwan who came for the ordination from Europe, U.K. and other parts of America.  Among them were: Yogis Suzanne Djeisterhaus, Mark Vangalderen, Johnny Ward and Richard Branca, the resident monks of Bhavana Society, and Maryland Vihara’s Venerable Katugastota Uparatana.  

Many lay devotees were in attendance and offered lunch dana for the monks and guests.

In the ordination ceremony Bhanté G., approved and conferred Dhammaruwan with the monastic name of “Samadhikusalo” choosing this name to honour a commitment that Dhammaruwan had made to Late Venerable Ampitiya Rahula Maha Thero to whom he had promised to take the name “Samadhikusalo” if and when he ordained permanently.   

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Ordination 

10th Apr 2016

Ordination Ceremony of

Venerable Samadhikusala

On April 10, 2016, Dhammaruwan who has been a student of Bhanté Henepola Gunaratana Nayaka Maha Thero for over 30 years took permanent ordination in a ceremony held at Bhavana Society’s Forest Monastery in West Virginia, USA.


The ceremony was presided by Bhanté Henepola Gunaratana Nayaka Maha Thero in the presence of Dhammaruwan’s long time friend Venerable Analayo, close meditation students of Dhammaruwan who came for the ordination from Europe, U.K. and other parts of America.  Among them were: Yogis Suzanne Djeisterhaus, Mark Vangalderen, Johnny Ward and Richard Branca, the resident monks of Bhavana Society, and Maryland Vihara’s Venerable Katugastota Uparatana.  

Many lay devotees were in attendance and offered lunch dana for the monks and guests.

In the ordination ceremony Bhanté G., approved and conferred Dhammaruwan with the monastic name of “Samadhikusalo” choosing this name to honour a commitment that Dhammaruwan had made to Late Venerable Ampitiya Rahula Maha Thero to whom he had promised to take the name “Samadhikusalo” if and when he ordained permanently.   

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