Buddhist monks practicing bhāvanā: Picturing Canterbury

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Ven. Maduwanwela Dhammasiddi Thero (Left) and Ven. Karandagahamada Dhamma Wisuddhi Thero (Right) practicing bhāvanā at Samadhi Buddhist Vihara in Rolleston.

Ven. Maduwanwela Dhammasiddhi Thero was ordained in 2008 and received higher ordination in Sri Lanka at the age of 20 under the bhanthe Ven. Makuldeniye Somarathana Thero, Ven. Dunuvila Meththeiya Thero and Ven. Pilhatha Mahanama Thero. He was residing in Sri Rajawalukaramaya temple before he started his journey to New Zealand in 2019.

Ven. Karandagahamada Dhamma Wisuddhi Thero was ordained in 2004 and received higher ordination in Sri Lanka at the age of 25 under the bhanthe Ven. Makuldeniye Somarathana Thero, Ven. Dunuvila Meththeiya Thero and Ven. Waradangolle Dhammarathana Thero. Ven. Dhamma Wisuddhi Thero graduated from the university of Sri Jayawardenapura in 2018 mastering on Buddhist philosophy. He was residing in Vivekanandaramaya temple, Panadura before he started his journey to New Zealand in 2018.

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