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 About The Nisala Foundation

The Nisala Foundation and Center for Energy and Consciousness Studies in Udadumbara, Kandy, Sri Lanka was established in 2013 by Acharin G. Wijenayake as a charitable trust.

Nisala is nestled midst lush greenery, paddy fields, and offers breathtaking views of the picturesque Knuckles mountain range. This surrounding is truly an oasis of calm that helps many a break  from their hectic lives.


At the core of the Nisala Foundation's mission is the promotion of well-being through deep relaxation and awareness based practices that predominantly feature mindfulness meditation and aspects of yoga. The Foundation caters to both beginner, intermediate, and advanced students in its teaching.

One of the distinctive features of teachings at Nisala is its inclusive and non-denominational approach, attracting individuals from various religious backgrounds, such as Buddhists, non-Buddhists, and secular seekers alike.

In-House and Outreach Events that Benefit Society


The Nisala Foundation regularly hosts both in-house and outreach events that provide a much needed service to the society. It also hosts online teaching events attended by individuals from many parts of the world. People who attend these events are able to let go of stress and deeply relax, and enter into a deep state of awareness at the end of each event, as vouched by thousands of participants throughout the years.

The following is a list some of the outreach events conducted by Nisala Foundation up to date:

  • Program for Institute of Engineers of Sri Lanka (IESL) Ruhunu Chapter

  • Program for IESL Wayamba Chapter

  • Program for Sectional committee of IESL Civil Engineering

  • Program for Sectional committee of IESL Mechanical Engineering

  • Program for the academic staff at University of Peradeniya

  • Program for engineering students in University of Moratuwa

  • Program for cancer hospital medical staff

  • Program for all island nursing staff

  • Monthly program at the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress

  • Monthly Poya program at Sirimavo Bandaranayake Children’s Hospital, organized by Medical Doctors Welfare
    Association of Kandy.

  • Program for Katugastota Hospital Staff

  • Program for Sri Lanka Institute of Hotel Management

  • Program for Abhimansala, for disabled Army soldiers

  • Program for Jetwing Hotels

  • Program for the Engineers in Sri Lankan Airlines

  •  Program for the Engineers in Ceylon Electricity Board

  •  Program for the nurses in Colombo general hospital

  •  Program for Kalubowila hospital staff

  •  Program for Sri Lanka immigration department staff

  •  Program for Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT)

  •  Program for Sri Lanka Customs

  •  Program for retired senior citizens in Kandy

  •  Program for Medical consultants of Kandy Hospital

  •  Program for Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation

  •  Program for SriLankan Airlines Aviation College Staff 
    And it is noteworthy that Nisala Foundation has a near perfect rating on its reviews in Google Reviews and other
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