By invitation of the late Reverend Tsuji, the Bishop of the Buddhist Churches of America, the largest Buddhist organization in America, Bhante came to the United States to teach Theravada Buddhism at the Institute of Buddhist Studies (IBS) in Berkeley, California in 1976. Since then, Bhante has been teaching at IBS and at the Graduate Theological Union affiliated with the University of California Berkeley.
With his master, Venerable Dickwela Piyananda, Bhante helped establish the Toronto Buddhist Vihara in Canada in 1982; he was instrumental in managing that Temple for the first five years. Subsequently he established the Buddhist Vihara in British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He assisted in establishing the Buddhist Vihara in San Jose, California, and in 1996 he established the ABS Temple at Sacramento. He also has assisted in establishing Buddhist temples in Phoenix, Arizona and Edmonton, Canada. Bhante travels widely throughout the United States, Canada, and Asia to give lectures, Dhamma talks, and retreats.