Nauyane Ariyadhamma Mahathera, Sri Lankan Buddhist monk and author, Died at 77

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Most Ven. Nauyane Ariyadhamma Maha Thera‍ was born on April 24, 1939, and died on September 6, 2016.

He was a Sri Lankan bhikkhu (Buddhist monk) and a senior meditation teacher.

Mahathera was the spiritual advisor of the Sri Kalyani Yogasrama Samstha, and for many years resided at the Na Uyana Aranya, until 2011, when he moved to Meetirigala Dharmayataya Aranya to help revitalize this long-standing place of learning and dhamma practice.

And the Sri Lanka Ramanna Nikaya awarded Ariyadhamma the titles of ‘Tripiṭaka Vāgīśvarācārya’ and ‘Mahopādhyāya’. The Government of Burma awarded him the title ‘Mahā Kammaṭṭhānācāriya’.

Nauyane Ariyadhamma Mahathera passed away at 77 years old.