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Discover the history of the Miathree Vihara, it’s founders and learn about the monks who have made it what it is today.

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Services & Programs

Maithree Vihara offers a wide selection of Services and Programs with the goal of keeping the teaching of the Buddha alive. 

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The Maithree Vihara offers a wide variety of services, programs and celebrations year round.
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Buddhist Ceremonies, Rites and Chanting are regularly performed in the beautiful Sri Lankan Theravada tradition.

Weekly Meditation

Classes are offered by highly experienced Monks.

Individual Meditation Classes

One-on-one meditation instruction is available by appointment.

Day-Long Retreats

Retreats are special events featuring extended meditation and thorough discussions of selected Buddhist topics.

Sunday Dhamma School

Every other Sunday the Dhamma School is held for children to learn and practice the Buddha-dharma.

Special Programs

The Vesak and Kathina festivals are major Buddhist celebrations which each come once a year.


Below are the current resident monks which have contribute a great deal of their time, effort and knowledge
to spreading the teaching of the Buddha at the Maithree Vihara Buddhist Meditation Center.
Venerable Aparekke Punyasiri

Current Resident Abbot

Venerable Dhammananda (Roger Jahnke)

Current Resident Monk


Whether you’re interested in learning Buddha Dharma, getting more information about classes
or finding out how you can help by supporting the Sangha then please contact us for more information.

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10819 Penrose St., Sun Valley, CA 91352

Phone numbers:

(818) 962 – 3505



We are open:

Monday – Friday 8 AM – 8 PM

Saturday – Sunday 8 AM – 8 PM

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