Gotama Buddha Vihara, founded on January 2nd 2020 as a Buddhist center to teach Buddhist philosophy and meditation, is mainly supported by Vietnamese and Sri Lankan Buddhist community. The center is open to all local Americans, in particular Asian-Americans, and conducts all programs in English.
The president and spiritual advisor is Most Ven. Melpitiye Wimalakitti, who has been practicing as a monk for 45 years. He is originally from Sri Lanka, obtained a PhD in Buddhism from Delhi University in India and taught Buddhism in several countries.