The Vihara was established in 2007 with an intent to provide people of the neighborhood and visitors with an opportunity to learn about Buddhism, its philosophy values and practices. Besides, it also provides an opportunity for the Buddhists to practice the Dhamma, meditate, listen to discourses and observe other Buddhist rituals. This is also a place for where the itinerant monks visit to stay and practice. Ven. Vinayarakkhita Thera is the chief monk of the Vihara. He is a well known Buddhist scholar and vipassana teacher. His discourses are much sought after. Besides it has its own following among the lay public. Several people just walk in only to spend a few moments in the peace and quiet of the Vihara.
Every Sunday, meditation sessions are conducted. Since the Covid19 pandemic, they had to be suspended. These sessions will be shortly resumed. Every full moon, Prabuddha marga, an association of Upasakas and Upasikas, gather together to observe the full moon day which is named ‘Buddha Beladingalu’. Prabuddha Marga members look after the affairs of the vihara and take a keen interest in conserving Buddhist practices and spreading the Dhamma.