Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory


Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.



The center offers Vipassana meditation instruction in the style of Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma.


Nisala Arana International Meditation Centre is in Molkawa, Agalawatta, Kalutara District, and borders the scenic Singharaja Rain Forest. Kutties will be available for short stays or longer retreats. For those who are new to meditation, or are looking for a way to come to terms with the trials and tribulations that life entails, we offer an introduction to Buddhist meditation. For those who are already experienced in Buddhist meditation, Nisala Arana offers a sanctuary away from everyday life to reflect on the deeper meanings of existence expounded in the Buddhist teachings.


Buddhist retreat center close to Kandy in Sri Lanka, with Upul Gamage as meditation teacher.


Meetirigala Nissarana Vanaya is a monastery in the strict forest tradition, founded in 1968 by Asoka Weeraratna. The first Meditation Master was, Ven. Matara Sri Gnanarama Mahathera. After Venerable Gnanarama Thero's demise his closest pupil, Venerable Pinnaduwe Khemananda led the monastery for 15 years until his passing away in 1992. The current meditation teacher is Ven. Uda Iriyagama Dhammajiva.

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Students' meditation society of Peradeniya University.


The Paramita International Buddhist Centre offers a place of quiet solitude for those who are interested in meditation away from the busy urban environment. It is located about 90 km from Colombo, just a two hour drive from the City. Situated amidst a natural setting, it provides a panoramic view of the sprawling valleys below. The Centre is built on the site of a previous tea plantation. Its terraced hillside is forested with old tea bushes, pepper vines, jackfruit, nutmeg and clove trees. Hibiscus and Jasmine abound and their blossoms are used for the Puja services in the beautiful shrine hall. The Centre is designed as a spiritual home for the resident monastics and visitors alike.


A voluntary organization serving the social, economic, educational and spiritual needs of Buddhists and others. Includes news, events and services offered.



Offers an excellent mail-order catalogue of many hard-to-find books on Buddhism. The BCC (located in Sri Lanka) is involved in writing, translating, printing, publishing, and distributing Buddhist books and literature, and also offers classes in meditation.



The Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara is one of the most sacred worshipping places of the Buddhists of Sri Lanka since it is a site made hallowed by the visit of Lord Buddha. In the past Kelaniya itself was a large city and the Kelani Raja Maha Viharaya was one of the largest and one of the most beautiful temples of Sri Lanka.