Welcome to Center for Insight - Rathmalkanda Ella
“One day spent with concentration is
better than 100 years of distraction”
In October 2006, Ven. M. Upali Thero moved from Kanduboda and established a new center named Rathmalkanda Hermitage in Ella in the central hills, famous for its cool dry climate.
Situated in a beautiful setting & nestled amidst the lush tea bushes, coniferous pine wood and green rolling hills, it is a veritable paradise offers a mystical and serene atmosphere for the meditator. The mist clad Namunukula mountain range adds to the beauty of the panoramic view.
Ratmalkanda Meditation Centre offers instructions on Vipassana Meditation in the traditions of Ven Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma.The centre is under the direction of Rev. M. Upali Thero, a pupil of Ven. Sumathipala Thera.
Rev. Upali has 30 years of experience in the practice of VIPASSANA MEDITATION and was the former Head of the Kanduboda Meditation Centre. He was a former science teacher and a visiting lecturer of Buddhist philosophy at the Kelaniya University in 1999.
The land for the hermitage was donated by Mrs. Sudharma Ratwatte Kuruppu and family of Colombo.
Facilities for the Meditators
Centre provide all facilities including accommodation and meals for the meditators free of charge.
Rooms are equipped with electricity, comfortable beds, and hot water and attached bath rooms.
Rooms for meditators
Tracks for Working Meditation
Facilities for Forest Meditation
Location & Contact
The main objective of the centre is to hold Vipassana courses usually for a duration of 2 weeks. Otherwise you can even stay 2, 3 days individually. No fees will be charged but donations for maintenance will be welcome.
Ratmalkanda Meditation Centre,Kithal Ella, Ella, SRI LANKA.
+94 572 050 234
+94 773 681 065