It has been Rinpoche’s ardent wish since long to build a Monastery with a Retreat Center at “Sri Pada” the holy land where Vajrayana revived. At this centre, Rinpoche says, any person with strong aspiration and dedication can engage in studying and practising Buddhism and develop a compassionate Buddha heart for a peaceful and harmonious living.
With the generous and kind support of Dr. Damenda Porage, the president of the Sri Lankan Tibetan Buddhist Brotherhood Society, he managed to acquire a land for this purpose. The site for the purposed monastery is situated amidst the Sri Pada’s lush, forested hills in Sri Lanka. The area of Sri Pada is very sacred to practioners of Vajrayana Buddhism, for it was here that the demon king Rudra was defeated by Bodhisatwa Samanthabadra, who is the protector of Buddha Dharma. For centuries, the holy Sri Pada where Sakyamuni Buddha’s holy foot print is located, has been a center for spiritual practice. So, like many others Rinpoche considers this site very auspicious and requests all his friends and followers to support this noble and meritorious project.