New York Buddhist Vihara

214-22 Spencer Avenue, Queens Village, NY 11427-1821

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Welcome to the New York Buddhist Vihara.


Welcome to our web page!

We offer you an opportunity to read and learn about Buddhism in the Theravada tradition. Theravada (Pali: Thera=elders, vada=doctrine) or the "doctrine of the elders" represents the school of Buddhism that draws spiritual inspiration from the Pali Canon (or "Tripitaka") generally accepted by scholars as the oldest record of Buddha's teachings.

Imparting knowledge with a view toward developing and improving another's knowledge is Dhammadana in Buddhist terminology. The Buddha teaches us to appreciate the value of wisdom since it is the most valuable asset for a living being: hence, the need for us to develop our minds, as well as to help others to develop their knowledge.

There are two ways to achieve this end. One is by reading extensively on Buddha Dhamma. The other is by questioning that may invariably lead to discussion. It shall be our   endeavor to provide satisfactory answers to such queries.

Discussions on the following topics are welcome on this page:

  • Buddha Dhamma
  • Buddhist History
  • Buddhist Culture
  • Personal queries relevant to Buddhism



Kathina Robe offering Ceremony 2014

On November 01 & 02


The Annual Kathina ceremony will be held at the New York Buddhist Vihara on November 01st & 02nd with the consent of the most Venerable Kurunegoda Piyatissa Nayaka Thero.


  • 01st November whole night Pirith Chanting commencing at 8.00 PM

  • 02nd November at 10.30AM offering to the Buddha (Buddha pooja)

  • Offering of lunch to the Maha Sangha

  • Following lunch the offering of Kathina robe (kathina Cheevara pooja)

  • Lunch for lay-people will be served



Your attendance and kind cooperation will be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!


May the blessings of The Buddha be with you!

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