To be the center of excellence in the teaching and practice of what the Buddha taught, through the Theravada Practice to whomever seeks the knowledge.

Mission & values

How we achieve the Vision is by offering regular spiritual practices for Buddhist and Non-Buddhist alike through meditation practice, buddhist worship and rituals, dhamma sermons, discussions and prayer.

Continue with the temple as a calm, peaceful and secure place for the resident monks and provide them with necessary support and means to reside and practice Dhamma as taught by the Buddha

Our Values are governed by the Buddha's teachings known as “Dhamma” the.” four nobel truths.

He taught that wisdom, loving kindness, patience, generosity and compassion were important virtues.

We believe in and teach in the Gradual Training of the mind as prescribed by the Buddha. Buddha set out a clear path of ‘Sila’, ‘Samadhi’ and ‘Panna’ that consists of eight steps.

Our History

In 1991 a group of like minded people met in homes and invited monks to visit Calgary and deliver dhamma talks and practice Dana. As time passed they found that there were a number of Buddhist families who were willing to support the wellbeing of a priest . In 1995 the group formed a Society and in 2004 the priest resided in Whitehorn, Calgary and practised the dhamma embracing the community.


Ven. Maththumagala Chandananda

Ven. Maththumagala Chandananda is the Chief Abbot of Ehipassiko Meditation Centre. Venerable Chandananda was born in 1972 and entered the Buddhist order in 2003, as a student of Venerable Kirioruwe Dhammananda Nayaka Thero and Venerable Dr. Kukulpane Sudassi Thero in Sri Lanka. Upon completion of monastic training from the Sri Vinayalankaramaya temple in Pokunuwita, Sri Lanka, he received full ordination in 2004. He earned his B.A. degree in Buddhist Philosophy in 2009 and the M.A. Degree in 2010 at the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka, an Asian University for Buddhist Studies. He has successfully completed a Diploma in Psychology and Counseling at the Institute of Psychological Studies in Sri Lanka, a fully accredited Institution for Psychological Studies. He served as the Buddhist Chaplain at the University of Alberta for two years. At the request of SLBSC, he came to the Ehipassiko Meditation Centre in 2018 and since then, has been serving the Buddhist community through teaching meditation and Buddhism. Ven. Chandananda Thero would like to invite you all to participate in programs at Ehipassiko Meditation Centre in fulfilling sources of happiness and finding deeper meaning to your life when you travel the beautiful path of liberation.

Executive Committe and Trustees and their Roles


Name Position
Mayura Wijekoon President/Religious activity/Membership Coordinator
Thilakasiri Geekiyanage Deputy president/Temple Maintenance Coordinator
Shamalie Rajapaksha Secretary/Dhamma School Coordinator
Sandeepani Medis Assistant Secretary
Samarajeewa Don Treasurer/Religious activity/Temple coordinator
Andige Harindra Ferando Assistant Treasurer
Duvindu Dilshan Youth coordinator
Wasana Kapurubandara Fundraising coordinator/ Temple maintenance coordinator


Name Position
Upul Ranasinghe Trustee
Tharindu Weerasinghe Trustee

Contact Us

Ehipassiko Meditation Center, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Tel: (403) 764-7889