It is a unique place of pilgrims for the practice and development of Buddhist-philosophy-culture, important religious days such as Buddha Purnima (Vesak Day or Full moon day), Ashari Purnima, Madhu Purnima, Pravarana Purnima, Katina Chibar Dana(Offering Katina Robe),other national, religious days and rituals are celebrated with due solmnity. On those days of the occasion Buddha Puja(worship), Giving Alms, Sanghadana (offering monks), Taking Precepts, Meditation, Religious Talk and Discussion and Meetings are held with due importance. In addition, national/state and international days are celebrated with due homage.
Nalanda General Education Centre
To teach national curriculum books to all communities students along with the irrespective of religion and caste especially who are orphan, needy and economically backward, we provide them all educational instruments without taking money. It is a service of the unpaid educational activities.It was established in 2012. Nalanda was a historical University where many scriptures were studied. This historical University is to acquiantance for next generations and the founder & principal of the Nalanda Completed his Phd research at Naba Nalanda University, India. So out of his gratitude for keeping the memory of this institution alive, he established the Nalanda General Education Centre in 2012. It’s main objective to spread the light of education among the children of those who are lagging behind in education in the society. Especially those who are poor, helpless, destitute and economically backward, it is impossible to send them to tutor or coaching centre due to financial difficulties. Here, they are taught through modern multimedia classes. There are about 250 students who are neglected in the society and lagging behind in education. There are about 15 teachers in this welfare institution and they teach the students according to the modern national curriculum such as Bengali, English, Science, Society etc. textbooks. There is no discrimination here, boys and girls of all communities irrespective of religion, caste get education and get all the facilities of education. National and international days are celebrated with the participation of students of this institution. Every year seminars, competitions and educational tours are organized for the students and prizes are distributed to the students according to their merit. In this human development work, many well-wishers have extended a helping hand by providing educational materials at the call of humanity. We hope that if well-wishers come forward in this welfare deeds, many children will see the light of education and these children will bring welfare to the family, society and the country. With enlightened children, an enlightened society will be formed.
Nalanda Religious Education Centre
This religious school is run with the aim of inculcating moral character and inculcating religious education in children and adolescents. Classes are conducted through modern multimedia.It was established in 2012. Religious education is the key to building a moral character. It is established on the basement of the motto. At present there are 120 students in the institution. Their average age is from 4 to 15 years and they are accompanied by their parents. Here a few monks give religious education to the children. Children are extremely fond of cuddling. From the first day, we went to the children's homes and told their parents about the benefits of religious education. We have given the children what they like and caress, affection, love like a friend. We told them to come to Monastery every Friday at 3 o'clock, they arrive on time. We mingle with them in the way that children like to do. If you want to understand the minds of children, you have to be a child first. We have applied that strategy. When some children start coming to monastery, other children are also excited to see it and we call on the parents to come with the children on the holiday of the children. When they come to Buddhist monastery, we initially give them chocolates, biscuits, toys and cartoon books about the life of Gautam Buddha. Kids love to watch cartoons. When they get everything they like, they agree to do whatever we tell them to do. Even children are pulled to the chest and caressed as well as touched by the head, they get in touch with caress, then when we ask them to see everyone smile, they smile. If we say, bow down their head, they bow down. If we ask, let's see how long you can sit with your eyes closed? Then all the children sit with their eyes closed with great affection and enthusiasm. After few days, they can slowly meditate without knowing it, and are buried calmly like them. In thus way, they are accustomed to habituating with that. On Friday, the children really irritate their parents to take them away to Monastery. And they become excited only when they are present in Monastery and we also take care of them in a proper way. The children are fond of touching. They do everything when they get a touch of love and care. As soon as the children see us, their minds get excited and they leave their parents' hands and run towards us. They come and touch our feet and bow. And no matter how fondly they ask, how are you Bhante?. The children exchange affectionate greetings. When we ask to sit them in a row, they sit very quietly. At first, we tell stories to the children just like short stories, hymns, recitations, verses, Chanting Sutta, and they try to memorize our words deeply and try to hold them in their heart. When we ask them about anything, they raise their hands and respond. When they can answer properly, their mind is filled with joy and happiness. Then the five precepts is given, after that 30 minuets meditation’s work is running on. After meditation, merits give for the sake of world peace and welfare of all living beings. Finally, the biography of Gautama Buddha is discussed, and the children listen attentively.
It is a mouthpiece on Buddhism, philosophy and culture. The journal "Bodhi" publishes articles, essays, stories, poems and research writings by writers and thinkers from home and abroad. It is the mouthpiece of the Patiya Central Buddhist Monastery and Welfare Complex.
Nalanda Computer Training Center
To teach computer and ICT training to all communities Students of class IX to XII without any payment.
Sangharaj Jyotipal Memorial Library
There is no substitute for books in building a knowledge-based society. To this purpose, this enriched library was established. Our goal is to establish it at the national level where all modern facilities will be available.
Quarterly topic based discussions, seminars-symposiums are organized. It is organized with the aim of practicing free will and building a modern science minded society.
Language Learning Courses
There is no substitute for learning English to develop oneself as a modern citizen of the age. So, we will conduct/offer a six month-long English and Japanese language courses.
The importance of meditation for calmness and self-control is immense. We have decided to establish a meditation centre under this monastery.
Bhikkhu-Novice Training Center
Only educated, humble, well-trained Bhikkhu-Novice Monk can restrain the society and religion. So to establish of a limited number of monk and novice training center is under planing.
Five storied building including Prayer room-1, Library with Auditorium-1, Monk's room-5, Guest room-3, Kitchen room-1, Dining room-1, Washroom-6, Flower garden-1, Field / Courtyard-1.
Founder, Principal and Director
Ven. Dr. Sanghapriya Mahathero (BA (Honors), MA, PhD in Pali)
Ven. Buddha Shabak Bhikkhu (BA (Honors), MA in (English). 4 monks, 5 Novice monks, 2 servants.
Among the other monasteries in Bangladesh, the Patiya Central Buddhist Monastery and Welfare Complex has gained fame at home and abroad within a very short period of time. Especially the practice and development of religion as well as human welfare activities attract everyone's attention. The founder, principal and director of the monastery Ven. Dr. Sanghapriya Mahathero is a highly educated, humanitarian figure. With the cooperation of all, this monastery is expected to spread much light in the country and abroad.