Maithree Vihara Buddhist Meditation Center was established in 1992 under the auspices of Venerable Dr. Ittepana Dhammalankara Nayaka Thero. The Temple facility was a generous gift donated by Dr. P.M. Sarathchandra, his wife Dr. Kumari Sarathchandra and their sons Dr. Darshana and Panditha Sarathchandra. Their donation goes down in the annals of history as the largest such donation made by a Sri Lankan in the last century.
The primary objective of Maithree Vihara Buddhist Meditation Center is to make the Buddha’s teachings available for daily learning and practice for the public. Since its inception, we are encouraged and supported both by the Sri Lankan immigrant community and the non-Sri Lankan communities in the USA.