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Island Hermitage

Island Hermitage on (Polgasduwa) Dodanduwa Island, Galle District, Sri Lanka is a famous Buddhist forest monastery founded by Ven. Nyanatiloka Mahathera in 1911. It has an excellent English and German library. It is a secluded place for Buddhist monks to study and meditate in the Buddhist tradition.

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Nyanatiloka - Founding of The Island Hermitage
... Nyanatiloka heard about an abandoned jungle island in a lagoon at the nearby village of Dodanduva that would be a suitable place for a hermitage ... After inspecting the snake-infested island and getting approval of the local population, five simple wooden huts were built ... Nyanatiloka and his companions moved to the Island ...
Nyanaponika Thera - Chronology
1936 moved to Sri Lanka, Island Hermitage, where he was ordained as a Buddhist monk by Ven. 1994 died at the Forest Hermitage outside of Kandy, Sri Lanka ... Nyanatiloka Thera had established a monastery for Western Monks on an island lagoon (opposite the Railway station) Polgasduwa, Dodanduwa named Island Hermitage ...

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