1010 Avenue of the Moon
New York, NY 10018 US.
Mon - Sat 8.00 - 18.00


Siri Vajiraramaya is arguably the best known Sri Lankan Buddhist temple throughout the world due to the renowned resident monks who spread the teaching of the Buddha worldwide. Ven Narada and Ven Piyadassi were household names in many parts of the world.

The temple in the heart of the capital city of Colombo was founded in 1901 by the erudite monk from South Sri Lanka, the Most Venerable Pelene Siri Vajirajana Maha Nayaka Thera. It has been declared a Sacred Site by the State on 6 September 2009.

In addition to educated youth and prominent personalities in Sri Lanka, several foreign students of Buddhism too sought the refuge of the scholarly monk to embrace the religion moving away from their faith.

Ven Nanamoli best known for his translation of ‘Visuddhi Magga’ (The Path of Purification), ‘Majjhima Nikaya” and more from Pali to English, and Ven Gnanavira also well versed in the Dhamma with several articles to his credit were among them.

The Daham Pasala where weekly Buddhist classes were held for the benefit of children on Sundays moulded the young ones to a Buddhist way of life while imparting the knowledge of the Dhamma continuously for over a century. Many are the innovative methods adopted by the Siri Vajiramaya to spread the word of the Buddha. The tradition continues.

Our Services



Vajirarama temple furbished and holds a vast selection of books for readers in search for spiritual enlightenment.


Sunday School

Thousands of eager young minds are nourished and cultured under the expertise of vajirarama dhamma school.


Our Projects
(දහම් ව්‍යාපෘති)

Numerous amounts of projects and donations in search for needed, marking social wellbeing our corner stone.


Meditation School
(සති දහම්පාසල)

Touch your inner sense of peace and get a drip of spiritualism in to your day to day life.


(දහම් ප්‍රකාශන)

Books published by renowned monks and Dhamma School hold a special place in cultivating society with its essence.


(ධර්ම දේශනා)

Throughout history preaching’s of our renowned monks marked their names with it sound of truth and sincerity.


Pohoya Programs
(පෝදින වැඩසටහන්)

Monthly Poya programs of our temple is a successful event planned carefully to ensure maximum gain of peacefulness to your mind.


Children's Programs
(ළමා වැඩසටහන්)

Specially designed and programed for children to improve insight to life and to address young minds.


Dhamma Programs
(ආගමික වැඩසටහන්)

Dhamma discussions, Programs and many more