About Center

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.

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The president and spiritual advisor is Most Ven. Melpitiye Wimalakitti, who has been practicing  for 45 years as a Buddhist monk. He is originally from Asgiriya Maha Vihara, Kandy, Sri Lanka, and he obtained a B.A From the University of Peradeniya, Sri laknka and a PHD in Buddhism from university of Delhi in India. He has taught Buddhism in several countries including Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and South Korea.

Who We Are

Gotama Buddha Vihara was founded on the 2nd of January 2020, as a Buddhist Meditation center to teach Buddhist philosophy and meditation. GBV is mainly supported by the Vietnamese, Bangladeshis and Sri Lankan Buddhist community. GBV also Warmly welcome people of all walks in life

Our Location

4108 Dillehay Dr. Parker / Allen, TX 75002, USA

Contact Info

(469) 588-1595 / charity@gbvihara.org

Resident Monk

Ven.Dr. Melpitiye Wimalakitti