Spiritual Activities on Saturdays
Lankarama Buddhist Institute

Our Meditation Instructor
Bhante Sumitta 
(Doctoral Candidate & 
Adjunct Faculty
at the University of the West):

Meditation for Beginners - 
Morning Meditation Schedule at Lankarama:
every Saturday - 7AM-8AM
Venue
Lankarama Buddhist Institute
398 Giano Ave
La Puente CA 91744


Bhante Sumitta has been conducting meditation at the Lankarama Buddhist Institute for the past few years and his simple and practical way of meditation has been helping many individuals and groups in the Los Angeles area. 


Our Meditation Instructor
Bhante Sumitta 
(Doctoral Candidate & Adjunct Faculty
at the University of the West):

Yoga + Meditation Schedule at Lankarama:
every Saturday afternoon
 - 4PM-6PM
Venue
Lankarama Buddhist Institute
398 Giano Ave
La Puente CA 91744

Bhante Sumitta has been conducting meditation at the Lankarama Buddhist Institute for the past few years and his simple and practical way of meditation has been helping many individuals and groups in the Los Angeles area. 
He has attended a number of Retreats conducted by very well trained Burmese and other Meditation teachers in different Retreat centers in California, Sri Lanka and India.His teaching and guidance are basically aimed at the introductory level of meditation and practitioners can advance to the next levels of meditation later on with other senior meditation teachers. 

He conducts 
  • Ānāpānasati  Bhāvanā (Contemplation on Breathing)
  • Mettā Meditation (Contemplation on Loving Kindness)
  • Guided Meditation









Our Pali Class Instructor
Bhante Sumitta 
(Doctoral Candidate & Adjunct Faculty
at the University of the West):

Pali Class for Beginners Schedule at Lankarama:
1st & 3rd Saturday afternoon
 - 2PM-4PM

Venue
Lankarama Buddhist Institute
398 Giano Ave

La Puente CA 91744

This class can also be held at (please double check with +6263657097 to confirm)
Dhamma House 
14614 Palm Ave
Hacienda Heights
CA 91745




Our Dhamma School Instructors
Bhante Sumitta
Bhante Rakkhita
Inoka Jayasinghe :

Saturday Dhamma School at Lankarama:
every 2nd & 4th Saturday - 2PM-4PM

Venue
Lankarama Buddhist Institute
398 Giano Ave
La Puente
CA 91744





Our Yoga Instructor
Mark Ragsdale 
(PhD student at the 
University of the West):

Yoga + Meditation Schedule at Lankarama:
every Saturday - 4PM-6PM

Venue
Lankarama Buddhist Institute
398 Giano Ave
La Puente
CA 91744
Mark is a very experienced Yoga instructor who has been working with us for years. He is such a kind hearted gentleman who has been helping the community with his skillful Yoga exercises to help individuals from all age groups.  

Mark has a wide range of Yoga exercises to help benefit our community to improve their general health and meditation. 


We wanted him to help our community to sit properly on the floor to meditate for a longer time and it eventually worked in such a way that the Yogis found their general health improving in due course. His Yoga style definitely suits the people who like to follow simple Yoga practices to help themselves to benefit their general health and also their meditation sessions.










Buddha Vandana & 
Paritta Chanting at Lankarama:
every Saturday - 6PM-7PM
Venue
Lankarama Buddhist Institute
398 Giano Ave
La Puente CA 91744













The Resident monks of the Lankarama Buddhist Institute and the lay devotees will do this protective chanting together to invoke blessings upon everyone followed by transferring merits to the departed ones. This is a wonderful opportunity for the people around La Puente city to learn more about this rhythmic Pali chanting and be blessed.







Deva Puja at Lankarama:
every Saturday - 7 PM
Conducted by Venerable Nagitha
Venerable Nagitha is a resident monk of the Lankarama Buddhist Institute.

Venue
Lankarama Buddhist Institute
398 Giano Ave
La Puente
CA 9174

Join us every Saturday  from 7:00 AM along with your family members and friends and enjoy the blissful moments at our temple. 




May All Beings Be Well & Happy & Healthy!!!
Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu!!!

Lankarama Buddhist Institute
398 Giano Ave
La Puente CA 91744
Tel: 626-913-0775
Tipiṭaka Chanting Project 
(Turn CC on for subtitles)

Dear friends, we have launched the long awaited Tipitaka Chanting Project with Dhammapada being the first text to start with.
We have started recording chapter by chapter and the subtitles and English meaning are also included for the benefit of the many.
Please watch it and share your feedback so that we can improve our future videos.
Thank you everyone for helping in many different ways to make this noble chanting project a success.
Our plan is to chant the entire Pali Tipitaka no matter how long it takes.
With some volunteer help we can turn the recordings into videos with a faster pace.

Please share your opinions.
If you wish to dedicate these videos to transfer merits to any of your departed relatives, we can mention their names in our attached description.
Kindly email us for more details.
May this noble Dhamma Project reach many millions!
May all beings be well and happy and healthy!

Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu!!!!

Recordings so far:

  1. Tipiṭaka Chanting Project - Dhammapada 01 > Yamaka Vagga (The Pairs)  
  2. Tipiṭaka Chanting Project - Dhammapada 02 > Appamāda Vagga (The Heedfulness) 
  3. Tipiṭaka Chanting Project - Dhammapada 03 > Citta Vagga (The Mind) 
  4. Tipiṭaka Chanting Project - Dhammapada 04 > Puppha Vagga (The Flowers) 
  5. Tipiṭaka Chanting Project - Dhammapada 05 > Bāla Vagga (The Fool)
  6. Tipiṭaka Chanting Project - Dhammapada 06 > Paṇḍita Vagga (The Wise) 
  7. Tipiṭaka Chanting Project - Dhammapada 07 > Arahanta Vagga (The Worthy)
  8. Tipiṭaka Chanting Project - Dhammapada 08 > Sahassa Vagga (Thousands)
  9. Tipiṭaka Chanting Project - Dhammapada 09 > Pāpa Vagga (Evil)
  10. Tipiṭaka Chanting Project - Dhammapada 10 > Daṇḍa Vagga (Punishment)
  11. Tipiṭaka Chanting Project - Dhammapada 11 > Jarā Vagga (Old Age)
  12. Tipiṭaka Chanting Project - Dhammapada 12 > Loka Vagga (The World)
  13. Tipiṭaka Chanting Project - Dhammapada 13 > Buddha Vagga (The Buddha)
  14. Tipiṭaka Chanting Project - Dhammapada 14 > Atta Vagga (The Self)
  15. Tipiṭaka Chanting Project - Dhammapada 15 > Sukha Vagga (Happiness)
  16. Tipiṭaka Chanting Project - Dhammapada 16 > Piya Vagga (Affection)
  17. Tipiṭaka Chanting Project - Dhammapada 17 > Kodha Vagga (Anger)
  18. Tipiṭaka Chanting Project - Dhammapada 18 > Mala Vagga (Impurities)
  19. Tipiṭaka Chanting Project - Dhammapada 19 > Dhammaṭṭha Vagga (Just or Righteous)
  20. Tipiṭaka Chanting Project - Dhammapada 20 > Magga Vagga (The Way or Path)

Click here for The Structure of the Canonical Literature. 
We are going to chant this entire canonical literature with your support and blessings.

Images taken at Lankarama Buddhist Institute, La Puente, California.