We provide a Counselling service with Buddhist insights
Group therapy for social phobia
Sankalana – exclusive Buddhist gift items
Pilgrimage to India - Luxury tour organized by Damrivi Foundation
Weekly meditation programmes at the Damrivi Center
Violence Against Women – A Buddhist Perspective. Advocacy with Buddhist monks and nuns
For a happy and contented married life through the Buddhist Philosophy
We pioneered a professional counselling course with Buddhist insights
Sith Gimanhala, a live TV counselling programme
Bringing up your child the dhamma way – Childrens Programmes
Group counselling with Buddhist insights at the Cancer Hospital
Beyond the Net – A world renowned web site on Theravada Buddhism
Buddhist tours of Sri Lanka
Damrvi provides in-house counseling by prior appointment and phone counseling. The service is open to the public 6 days a week. Our services are accessed by all faiths and accessing Damrivi counseling services has not posed any threat to the belief or practice of one’s own faith.
Though we constantly direct callers from the length and breath of the country who seek help from Damrivi to the closest Government hospital for their counseling needs and other psychological problems, we find that continuously clients from remote areas such as Kataragama, Trincomalee, Ampara end up at Damrivi center for counseling. Our research also indicate that people are moving away from misconceptions and myths about psychological problems and are more inclined to seek professional help due to the awareness created by us about counseling through media programmes . In fact some clients having benefited through our counseling service offer to participate in Sithgimanhala, our live TV counseling service for a discussion in order to encourage others to seek help. Some of these clients include those who were counseled for social phobias. The ambiance at the Damrivi Center and our approach towards clients , being a combination of spirituality and professionalism has helped much to build confidence and appease distressed mind. It has also demonstrated that culturally friendly, compassion based counseling services remove barrier of social stigma in accessing psychological services.
The Damrivi Foundation has been able to carry out this caring and compassionate service free of charge for eight years through the donations received by philanthropic individuals and organizations.However since July 2011, due to lack of financial support and sponsorships we are compelled to charge a nominal fee for in-house counselling at the Damrivi Center.Yet for the benefit of those who can not afford to pay, we have set aside a day for free counselling.