~ The mind is everything, What you think you become ~

– Buddha

~ The mind is everything, What you think you become ~

– Buddha

~ The mind is everything, What you think you become ~

– Buddha


For more than 2500 years the spiritual tradition known as buddhism has been the primary inspiration behind eastern civilzation and the source of its greatest cultural achivements.buddhism,originated in northern india in the 6 th century B.C. spread peacefully over a large part of asia and profoundly yet budhism is not limited to the east alone.for it speaks directly to the most crucial human concerns and does so with a clear power of truth that today is capturing the attention of more and more people in the west.The founder of buddhism is neither a deity not a prophel ,but a man who has awakened from ignorance to perfect enlightement.His name buddha,is in fact ,a title meaning the enlightened one.Thebuddha’s teaching,known ot its followers as the Dhamma is based his own clear comprehension of reality free from appeals to divine authority and demands for unquestioning faith open to reason and critical inquiry,the Dhamma calls out for personal verification.

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The Maryland Buddhist Vihara stands as a monument to the noble vision as a true messenger of the Dhamma. We share the message of Buddha to realize self actualization which leads to the end of suffering and freedom.

We invite you to participate in our various programs and community centered events. On Wednesday evenings, our doors are open to the public for community meditation. On Sunday evenings we offer chanting and devotional services.

If you are interested in growing your understanding of the history, languages and cultures associated with Buddhism, we offer Pali language classes, along with Sinhala language and cultural classes.

For the youth, we provide Dhamma classes twice a month in both English and Sinhala. These take place on Sunday from 3-5pm.

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For large groups and individual/one-one services, please call ahead so we can schedule and accommodate.

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