Message From Our Founder

It is an absolutely amazing feeling when we look back into our journey so far.

Dhamma USA has a great and noble Vision to be an exemplary non-profit international movement on Spiritual Coaching & Community Care.

Dhamma USA is a community organization of dedicated volunteers engaged in spiritual coaching and community welfare activities. It is an absolutely amazing feeling when we look back into our journey so far. We started off with some very simple activities and over the years we could really make some impressive landmarks along the journey.

Dhamma USA has a great and noble Vision to be an exemplary non-profit international movement on Spiritual Coaching & Community Care. In order to reach this we have a sound mission through which we will focus on Spiritual Coaching through Buddhist Meditation and Education while Community Care will be dealt with social welfare drives as per the Buddhist Doctrines unbiased on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, language or culture.

Our Spiritual Coaching and Community Care have been memorable so far with continuous engaging of our daily, weekly and monthly activities with the help of our wonderfully dedicated team and the many blessings from our wellwishers. We have continuously progressed with more and more success and our team is expanding rapidly. There is a growing demand for partnership with different countries to foster our activities. We need to work towards a comprehensive objective and goal to make sure that there is still some space for the humanity and spirituality in the world. We are working on different fronts to improve and fulfill our mission within the parameters of Buddhist teachings. We definitely are confident that we can serve better and better with no discrimination whatsoever under the guidance of the noble teaching of the Buddha.

We hope that we will be able to expand our capacity to strengthen the community building and bring smile to many as we have been doing so far.

Please come and join us to make a difference. Thank you for your continuous support and your unwavering faith in our efforts reach the goals that we have set in front of us.

Venerable Bhante Sumitta

Founder | Dhamma USA

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Brief Resume of Bhante Sumitta

Bhante Sumitta, a traditionally trained Sri Lankan Buddhist monk who has completed 41 years in the ordained life, is currently living in USA and is the founder of “Dhamma USA”, a US based 501-c-3 nonprofit organization engaged in community care and spiritual care activities.

Bhante is actively involved in social welfare and spiritual care programs in California and other states by conducting Dhamma Talks, Sutta Discussions, Meditations and Pali Language Classes apart from helping many under privileged families and children in Sri Lanka.

Dhamma USA is also helping children education projects in India. Bhante Sumitta’s PhD Research topic at the University of the West and is “Philosophy of Arahanta Ideal as Depicted in Mahaniddesa”. At his school, University of the West, Bhante Sumitta started “UWest Pali Society” to promote Pali studies and Buddhist Art & Culture. A weeklong Budart Exhibition was co-organized by Bhante Sumitta along with Budart.

Currently he works as Faculty at Right Mindfulness Training Academy and he has also worked as an Adjunct Faculty at the University of the West in several Departments teaching Ethics in Buddhist Ministry; Fundamentals of Buddhism; Introduction to Buddhist Psychology and more. He works as a prison care volunteer for Engaged Buddhist Alliance in Southern California apart from teaching at Home Boys Industries in Los Angeles from time to time. He works with many Buddhist temples in Los Angeles with his Dhamma Sharing and meditation classes to help the community.

He is a frequent visitor to Chicago Buddhist Vihara, Long Island Meditation Center in New York and Empty Cloud Monastery in New Jersey to conduct Dhamma talks and practice meditation. Prior to arriving at United States, bhante Sumitta had been working at the Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka as a Senior Lecturer in English.

He has completed 2 Bachelor Degrees and 3 Master Degrees prior to pursuing his doctoral Degree at the University of the West.  




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Spiritual Care & Community Care Activities


Meditation Sessions

Join us with our Mettā Bhāvanā (Meditation on Loving Kindness); Ānāpānasati Bhāvanā (Meditation on Mindfulness on Breathing); Buddhānussati Bhāvanā (Meditation on Recollection of the Qualities of the Buddha) and such other techniques explore deeper into the Buddha Dhamma.

Sutta Studies & Dhamma Sharing

Our weekly Sutta Study sessions and regular Dhamma Talks and Q&A Sessions events can be very helpful to improve your insight of the Dhamma.

Pali for Beginners Course

Take a look at our PALI 101 | Pali for Beginners | Level 1 & 2 in English/Hindi Media to better understand the Pali canonical literature.

Community Care Activities

Our Community Care programs are highlighted with a number of activities such as Scholarship Programs for Underprivileged Children, Empowering Underprivileged Women, Elder Care, Disaster Relief etc.