KARUNA BUDDHIST SOCIETY

Sakya Metta Buddhist Vihara


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(A non-profit American Theravada Buddhist organization  founded  in 2002  in California, USA and established "Sakya Metta Buddhist Vihara & Meditation Center" in 2008.)

what we do


who are we


WE are a group of indigenous people called "CHAKMA", native to Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh, Northeastern parts of India and Rakhine State of Myanmar. This is the first Chakma Buddhist Temple founded not only in USA but also in western world. 

This nonprofit organization was founded by our Chakma Elders who migrated to USA in 90s to preserve Chakma Buddhist culture, Chakma Language and also spread the teaching of Buddha. We provide religious services in Chakma, English, Bengali, and Hindi.




Buddhism is one of the most ancient and influential religions in this world. Its philosophy and methods had inspired millions of people around the world.


From our KBS Buddhist center, we do provide various religious and social services. Meditation, Dhamma discussion for adults, Dhamma classes for children, Buddhist ritual services for Buddhist funeral ceremony or any other special occasional religious ceremonies for the community. We also engage in charitable and humanitarian activities in USA as well as in our native places to support education and social development for backward communities.