Dhamma & Sinhala School

Dhamma School

The knowledge of Dhamma and discipline introduced to children, at their early ages help them gain wisdom as well as cultivate social ethics, making them good citizens. Chicago Buddhist Vihara is considering the propagation of Dhamma to the younger generation as a paramount responsibility. We Conduct the Dhamma School, once a month usually 3rd Saturday from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm. We have classes for various age groups. Due to the fact that most of the congregation of the Chicago Buddhist Vihara are of Sri Lankan origin, In addition to the Dhamma School, we also conduct Sinhalese (The native Language spoken by majority of the Sri Lankans) classes providing the knowledge to our children of their roots and culture.

Our Teachers

  • Mr. Luxman Mapa
  • Ms. Nalika Diyadawagamage
  • Ms. Nilmini Fernando
  • Ms. Sherryl Subasinghe
  • Ms. Udani Chandrasekara
  • Ms. Chamila Munasinghe
  • Ms. Rukmal Wanigasinghe
  • Mr. Samantha Hewamanage
  • Mr. Sanjaya D. Ranmohotti

Class Schedule

2:30pm – 3pm Worship
3pm – 4pm Dhamma class: 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th graders
Sinhala class: 7th and 8th graders
4pm – 4:15pm Snack break
4:15pm – 5:15pm Dhamma class: 7th and 8th graders
Sinhala class: 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th graders