Bhante Ethkandawaka Saddhajeewa Thero received his higher ordained in Sri Lanka. He is a meditation and Dhamma teacher. He has many years of experience in working with youth and young adults as an educator, administrator, psychotherapist, as well as a social worker.
Bhante Saddhajeewa holds three master’s degrees in Psychology, Sociology and Education from the United States and Sri Lanka. Bhante Saddhajeewa received a doctorate from the University of the West in Rosemead, CA with research focus on Mindfulness for substance abuse recovery. He has published eleven books and many articles. He was the coordinator for the United Nation's 2600th year commemoration of the Buddha’s enlightenment.