Ven. Shilabhadra Mahathero


Birth: Venerable Shilabhadra, who has been adorned with Mahathero appellation and founder of various religious and academic institutions was born in a respectable Buddhist family on the 4th August, 1952 in a remote village named Baroigaon under Laksam Upazilla of Comilla, the district which is popularly named as old Samatat Area (the 6th to 17th century) in the south west region of the then Bangladesh. He had his family name as Bira Sen Singha.             

Father: Krishna Mohan Singha. He was an ideal man. Religious Mind and a middle class farmer by profession
                       
Mother: Abala Rani Singha, only daughter of Late Guru Charan Singha who was the paternal cousin of the 10thSangharsja Most Venerable Jyotipal Mahathero. He is an ideal, religious and distinguished house wife.   

Educational  Background    : M. A.  in Pali (Dhaka University)
                                    Title    : Sutra and Vinay Visharad               

Ordination as Novice: Ordained as Novice on July 11, 1975 at Baroigaon Kanak Chaitya Vihara under the discipleship of world renowned Buddhist Scholar Most Venerable Jyotipal Mahathero.      

Ordination as Monk: the great Ordained as Monk was held at 100 year old Alishwar Santiniketan Buddhist temple on July 21, 1975 under the discipleship of Most Venerable Punnananda Mahathero and at the presence of the 10thSangharaja Venerable Jyotipal Mahathero who was the disciple of deputy Sangharaja Gunalankar Mahathera.

Teaching life:       
a) Resident teacher in Baroigaon Orphanage
b) Religious teacher of Harischar Union High School from 1973 to 1980
c) Religious Teacher in the Binajuri Nabin High School from 1981 to 1986
d) Examiner of the Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education, Comilla. 

Organizational Sides:
President                                           : Sangharaj Jyotipal Mahathero Foundation
Founder President                             : Jyotipal Mahathero Buddhist High School
Founder President                             : New Salban Vihara & Bhikkhu Training Centre
Founder & Chief Advisor                 : Young Men’s Buddhist Association (YMBA)
Founder Many Buddhist Temples     : In Comilla, Sirajgong, Rangpur, Dinajpur, Thakurgaon, Jaypurhat, Naogaon, Hobigang, Bandarban Districts and current in Dhaka and near Sompur Mahavihara in Paharpur(World heritage)
IND. Member                                   : World Buddhist Sangha Council (WBSC), Taiwan
Member                                            : BLIA-Bangladesh Chapter, Taiwan
The Holy Tripitak Recitor                 : Bangladesh Television


THE PIONEER MONK OF THE REFORMER OF NORTH-BENGAL (BANGLADESH) ABORIGINAL BUDDHIST COMMUNITY