Sakyamuni Sambuddha Vihara
Published: 01 Mar 2013
Buddhist Vihara Victoria Inc. (B V V) was established in 1994 under the guidance of the late Venerable Gangodawila Soma Thero. The association is affiliated to the Siri Vajiragnana Dharmayathanaya in Sri Lanka. From
its inception, there were three major objectives for setting up this Vihara:
1) Setting up an education, research and Information centre to make the Buddha’s teaching (Dhamma) available to all who come in search of it
2) To be a focal point for the next generation of Australians to learn and follow the Buddhist wa y of life including practices of Dana (letting go), Seela (vir tue) and Bhavana (meditation).
3) To safeguard and protect the we lfare of all living beings and promote inter-communal peace, harmony and amity.
The Vihara, which started at Noble Park grew in numbers until, the pressing need for more space made it necessary to move to more spacious premises. A residence for the monks was built on a five acre property in Berwick and the Vihara moved there in March 2001 and was named Sakyamuni Sam- buddha Vihara.
Plans are underway to construct a hall to provide space for all those benefiting from the services provided by the Vihara. These include; the Dhamma school , meditation programs, public discourses, cultural and religious festivals. This will also house the library and research facility.
125 Homestead Road
Melways Reference: 130 J2
Phone: +61 3 9702 6275
Fax: +61 3 9702 6274