Bhanthe Sankichcha entered the monastic life in 1991 at Sri Subodharama International Monks’ Training Institute in Kandy, Sri Lanka. Soon after his higher ordination, in 1996, he moved to Australia where he disseminated Dhamma, and taught mindfulness practices until he moved to Great Lakes Buddhist Vihara in Michigan in 2001.
Bhanthe Sankichcha received his BA degree in Psychology from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Currently he is pursuing his master’s degree in counseling psychology at Oakland University in Michigan.
As the abbot of Great Lakes Buddhist Vihara, he is engaged in many social and religious services both locally and internationally. As a meditation and a Dhamma teacher, Bhathe Sankichcha helped many people through retreats, meditation workshops, weekly mediation and mindfulness programs and providing Buddhist spiritual counseling