Dhamma Gavesi Meditation Center was established under the leadership and guidence of Venarable Walimada Jinalankara thero, in order to fullfill the aspirations of Sri Lankan buddhist families living in Wellington and the southern part of North island in New Zealand.
Sri Lanka is generally regarded as the home of the pure Theravada Buddhism and many Sri Lankan buddhists prefer to use these specific forms of rituals, devotional practices and ceremonies which evolved over the centuries. These rituals has its roots in lay Buddhist practices even during the time of the Buddha himself.
At present about five hundred Buddhist families live in Wellington region.Venarable Jinalankara Thero is a very promonent Sri Lankan buddhist monk ,who is very popular among all Sri Lankan and none Sri Lankan theravada buddhists for conducting regular dhamma talks,teachings and meditation programmes in sinhalese as well as english language for last five years.
Dhamma Gavesi meditation center open daily for Buddhist devotees for all nationalities and conducting buddhst activities throughout the week.
The Temple is managed by Wellington Sri Lanka Buddhist Association from the donations of Buddhist devotees of the Wellington area.