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Arizona International Buddhist Meditation Center
Space Siyabalagoda Ananda
432 South Temple Street
Mesa   Arizona
USA   85204

  Bhante Ananda Siyabalagoda is a Theravada Buddhist monk from Gangaramaya Temple in Sri Lanka. Bhante has over 30 years practicing and training as a Buddhist counselor, teacher, social worker and community member in Malaysia, Singapore, the UK and the USA. He studied at the State University of New York majoring in Religious Studies and is well used to working within varied Eastern and Western cultures. Bhante Ananda's dedication to service for the community was instilled in him by his teacher the renowned Venerable Galboda Siri Gnanissara Nayaka Thero. He has had close involvement in inter-faith activities working as a chaplain at the Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He is an experienced meditation teacher and has conducted classes for patients, their families and hospital employees. He has lived in the States for more than 25 years and is familiar with the problems faced by Americans. Although we are Buddhist monks, we plan our community center to be non-sectarian, emphasizing loving kindness, compassion and caring.

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