Sri Dharma Bodhi Temple was established in 2007 by Master Dr. Sreedharan Sobhana. She is the first Female to Build a Buddhist temple with Sleeping Buddha, in South India.
Master Dr. Sobhana has come to India from Singapore with her Special needs child and started a Buddhist temple single handedly and is serving a lot of people in the society.
Master Dr. Sobhana’s life goal is to assist as many as possible to walk Buddha's path, to alleviate all suffering. With the increasing number of people finding meaning in life, and as they slowly come out of their own suffering and even helping others to come out of theirs, she finds more will in helping more.
Sri Dharma Bodhi Temple is presently located in Bengaluru, Karnataka with the below address -
#24, 1st Block, Sai Lotus Layout, near RNSIT college, 5th Stage, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560098
Temple is presently situated in Housing Estate with the area of 3025 sqft . We from Sri Dharma Bodhi Temple, have decided to shift premises permanently to spacious location of about 2 acres, in Kanakapura, Karnataka, India.
We have to raise a fund of about $ 704225 in order to complete this noble project.
We kindly appreciate your support and financial contribution towards the same.
Here is what your donation will achieve:
The Buddhist temple! Temple requires a permanent home for an altar, place to hold various ceremonies, meditation, retreat and healing.
Please find below the segregations as to how the funds will be utilized:
* Purchase of about 2 acres (87120 sqft) of land ~ $ 176056
* Shifting of Container (Container mainly holds 6 feet Sleeping Buddha statue, Lord Naprok Statue, 2 Yak statues) ~ $ 2000
* Relocation of 3 to 4 trees and Additional Small trees (Trees here refer to the ones that are planted, grown and prayed in Sri Dharma Bodhi temple for more than a decade now) ~ $ 5670 to $ 7050
* Construction costs for the below ~ $ 422540
- Buddhist Temple
- Meditation Hall
- Library for children (3-16 years) - 1
- Museum – 1
- Wishing Well Fountain – 2
* With Quan Yin Goddess
* With Laughing Buddha
- Retreat Homes – 3 in number
- Big Kitchen – 1
- Dining hall – 1
- Ramp – 1
- Utility space
- Ware House - 1
- Toilet – 4 in number + 1 Wheel Chair Toilet
* Maintenance ~ $ 14100
* Reinstallation of Statues ~ $ 5000
- Lord Naprok
- Lord Brahma
- Yak – 2
- Sai Baba
Master Dr. Sobhana says - “Life’s work is never complete, thus my existence in this form is never permanent nor is it ever changing. Time is always of great essence as it has always been lost and never found. Some may say time is cruel as it traps them while it continues to move; for me, I have always chosen to ride with time. Therefore, when the time comes for me to take my leave in the human realm to enter the next phase of existence, my work on earth continues.”
With your kind help, Lord Buddha's teachings will be able to flourish and advance towards the generations to come! Your generosity will allow Lord Buddha’s teachings to reach many. You will be helping temple by providing home for a Beautiful Buddhist Temple, Meditation and Healing center, which would help many by alleviating their sufferings. Temple will be hosting Buddhist chantings, various festivals, ceremonies, and workshops.
The time to act is now! Master Dr. Sobhana is the mediation between God and man. We believe that its time to reap the rewards for her dedication. If the Temple project is not complete within Master Dr. Sobhana’s lifetime, the direct transmission of the knowledge, history and teachings of Lord Buddha will be lost forever.
Let us all follow our heart and think for our society with love and help each other to spread love and peace to the entire world.
To know about Master Dr. Sobhana's Life story, Click on the below link:
Master Dr. Sobhana has been honored as the Outstanding Woman in Buddhism 2019, on March 08th 2019 in Thailand for improving the lives of special needs children, establishing Sri Dharma Bodhi Temple, and social work projects to uplift society. (Link Below, you can find Master Dr. Sobhana's Biography from 39m 20s to 43m 37s )
Master Dr. Sobhana was awarded with "Outstanding Women in Buddhism Award" on 08th March 2019. (Link Below, Award ceremony for Master Dr. Sobhana from 13m 14s to 13m 35s, and from 34m 29s to 34m 46s)