Long Island Buddhist Meditation Center
Located in Port Jefferson, Suffolk County, New York, the center was established in 2008 on a property donated by Mr. Don L. Jayamaha & Dr. Sharmini Jayamaha.
The meditation conducted in these premises is being used both for the purpose of enhancing our spiritual values as well as for providing an opportunity for others with parallel aims and leanings.
Long Island Buddhist Meditation Center has been designated as a tax exempt, publicly supported, charitable organization under section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code and all donations are fully tax deductible.
Federal Tax ID# 80-0148046
Venerable Kottawe Nanda, the resident monk of the center was born in Sri Lanka in 1966. Ordained as a Buddhist monk in 1977 he received his higher ordination in 1985. Ven. Nanda had his primary education at the Sri Nanananda Vanavasa Buddhist Institute, Waturuwila, Sri Lanka from 1977 to 1983 under the most Venerable Waturuwila Sri Ñanananda, the Maha Nayake Thero of the Syamopali Vanavasa Nikaya (Forest-dwelling-sect).
He earned a Tripitakavedi Degree (Bachelor of Tripitaka) at the Bhikkhu University of Anuradhapura in 1989 and a Master’s degree in Buddhist Philosophy from the University of Kelaniya in 1991. A teacher of Buddha Dhamma, he is well versed in meditation techniques and practices.