Maha Bodhi Society, Bangalore, is a charitable Organization established in 1956 by Venerable Acharya Buddharakkhita with the main objective of reviving the precious teachings of the Buddha in the land of its origin, India and to put into practice the compassionate teachings of the Buddha through selfless service programs.
Maha Bodhi society Bangalore is dedicated for the welfare and happiness of people irrespective of religion, race, color or sex. Since its very inception the Society has been actively engaged in rendering various spiritual and humanitarian services. Today, under the able guidance and leadership of Venerable Acharya Buddharakkhita, the Society has expanded its activities in different parts of India and abroad with the message of compassion. The society has established monasteries for monks and nuns, Hospitals, Meditation centers, educational institutions and published over a hundred Dhamma books benefiting thousands of people around the globe.
The Mahabodhi Society celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 2006 and in commemoration of 50th year of service, the Society has taken another leap by starting The Mahabodhi Academy for Pali & Buddhist Studies which will be upgraded as Bhagavan Buddha University.