Thursday, October 4, 2012
The cottage is modern and located in a village environment. It comes with hot shower, washing machine, fridge, fans and internet connection. Two bathrooms and one separate room are available for visitors. Food, mostly vegetarian, will be provided as needed. No fees apply, donations are welcome.
Together with Godwin Samaratne he was a pioneer and supporter in the beginnings of the now popular Nilambe meditation center and a supporter of Ayya Khema in the development of the Parappuduwa nuns island.
Among his teachers have been venerable Nyanaponika Thera and venerable Pemasiri of Sri Lanka as well as Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Asappa of Thailand.
His vipassana instructions trace back to Sayadaw U Pandita and have a rich set of unique approaches stemming from his own practice and that of his teachers.
Venerable Bhante Sobhana is fluent in Sinhala and English.