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Venerable Koppakande Sumanajothi
Venerable Koppakande Sumanajothi became a monk at Adam's Peak (Sripada) in Sri Lanka, under the kind guidance of Venerable Koppakande Sumanatisaa Maha Thera. His higher ordination took place at Malwathu Maha Vihara, Kandy, Sri Lanka in 1986.

He received his primary education at Sri Medhankara Pirivena, Urubokka, Matara. His higher education was at Vidyaratha College where he received a Royal Pandit degree, a B.A. degree at Sri Jayawardenapura University, an M.A. degree from Kelaniya University and a Diploma in Education from Colombo University of Sri Lanka. In America, Ven. Sumanajothi earned an A.A. degree at West Los Angeles College and an M.A. at Hshi Lai University in Los Angeles, California. Ven. Sumanajothi taught Buddhist Philosophy, Pali, Sanskrit and Sinhalese languages at Vidyaratna College for six years.

He came to the United States at the invitation of Most Venerable Dr. Walpola Piyananda Nayaka Maha Thera of Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara in Los Angeles, California. Ven. Piyananda tutored him for almost eight years on the American culture and environment. He generously provided Ven. Sumanajothi with all his needs, as well as his education. With the blessings of Ven. Piyananda, Ven. Sumanajhoti left Los Angeles to establish this temple in Cincinnati.

Ven. Sumanajothi serves as Chief Abbot of the Ohio Buddhist Vihara.


Venerable Aluthgama Chandananda
Venerable Aluthgama Chandananda has been a monk since 1981. He was ordained at Ubhayavapikaragama Temple in Bandaragama, Sri Lanka, under the guidance of Venerable Mavittara Sumanarathana Maha Thera. He received his primary education under the Venerable Paranagama Punnarathana and a Royal Pandit degree at Vidgarathna College, Horana. He earned an M.A. degree at Kelaniya University, Sri Lanka and a Diploma of Education from Colombo University, also in Sri Lanka. For seven years he was a Dhamma teacher at Vidyaratna College where he served as Vice Principal until March 2003.

Ven Chandananda is the Vice-Abbot at Ohio Buddhist Vihara.


Venerable Dapane Sirisumana
Venerable Dapane Sirisumana became a monk in 1986. His primary education was received under the guidance of Venerable Koppakande >Sumanathissa Maha Thera at Sri Medhankara Pirivena, Urubokka, >Matara in Sri Lanka. He received his higher education at Subadrarama, >Nugegoda, and he earned a B.A. degree at Sri Jayawardenapura University. He >was invited by Venerable Katugastota Uparatana Nayake Thera, to come to the Maryland International Buddhist Center in the U.S. where Ven. Uparatana trained and provided for his care

Ven. Sirisumana serves as Secretary of the Ohio Buddhist Vihara.
 


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