MAHABODHI MAITRI MANDALA, DIYUN

Mahabodhi Maitri Mandala, Diyun, Arunachal Branch has been registered by the Government of Arunachal Pradesh.

Filled with nature's beauty Arunachal Pradesh is one of the most picturesque regions in India. But development is yet to take place. It is a state with more than 100 tribes who are economically and educationally still backward. Venerable Acharya Buddharakkhita wished for long time to start a branch of Maha Bodhi Society in Arunachal Pradesh. Diyun is situated in Arunachal Pradesh, which still maintains the pure cultural heritage.

Maha Bodhi Society was founded in Diyun, a remote place in Arunachal Pradesh, on 3rd January 2003 with a primary school and hostel. For four years it was run in temporary sheds in Diyun. Maha Bodhi Society got about 20 acres of land in Jyothipur village near Diyun town where buildings for school and hostel along with small residential rooms for monks have been built. At present there are 500 children studying in classes from LKG to 10th standard. The children are from all parts of Arunachal Pradesh belonging to various tribes.

The various activities that are run in this center are:

  1. Mahabodhi School
  2. Mahabodhi Rita Girls Home
  3. Mahabodhi Boys Home
  4. Mahabodhi Monastery
  5. Mahabodhi Moral Training Centre
  6. Mahabodhi Karuna Medical Centre
  7. Mahabodhi Sunday School Program for Children
  8. Mahabodhi Sujata Dairy Project
  9. Mahabodhi Agricultural Program
  10. Mahabodhi Malaria Prevention Program
  11. Mahabodhi Loka Shanti Dhamma Cetiya
  12. Mahabodhi Sacred Bodhi Tree
  13. Mahabodhi Dhammavijaya Meditation Center
Apart from the existing programs, at Diyun the Mahabodhi would also like to start
  1. Mahabodhi Pancasila Samiti for bringing moral awareness in the general public.
  2. Mahabodhi Agriculture Training Program for teaching the youth the improved agricultural methods to get better yields.
  3. Mahabodhi Vocational Youth Training Center for unemployed youth to become self reliant.
  4. Mahabodhi Library for public use