Adelaide Sri Lanka
ඇඩිලේඩ් ශ්රී ලංකා බෞද්ධ විහාරය
Adelaide Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara Inc. (ASBV), a not-for-profit organization, was established in 1996 to promote Theravada Buddhism and has gradually turned out to be the solitary community hub representing the culturally diverse Sri Lankans in South Australia. ASBV engages in a broad scale of Dhamma activities including conduction of Dhamma sermons as well as Seela and Bhavana (meditation) programs for the benefit of both Sri Lankan and non-Sri Lankan communities in South Australia. ASBV also offers a comprehensive education program including linguistic, cultural and religious components to children in the community through its Ethnic School (Sinhala Buddhist School), which is registered under the Ethnic Schools Association of South Australia. Moreover, aspiring to be a community hub in South Australia, ASBV extends a plethora of non-religious volunteer services such as counselling, community awareness programs and charity work and reaches out to the wider Australian community irrespective of their cultural, ethnic or religious dissimilarities in view of fostering cross-cultural relationships and promoting multiculturalism in the state as well as the country at large.