Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

Khwaeng Wat Bowon Niwet
Krung Thep Maha Nakhon

Wat Bowonniwet Vihara is a first class Royal Buddhist monastery (Thai: raja wara vihara) of the Dhammayut tradition, located on the northeast side of Bangkok’s Ratanakosin island, just inside the old city wall bordering Banglumpoo canal, on Pra Sumeru road. The monastery’s name comes from the Pali language: Pavara+niwesa and translates as the Excellent Abode Monastery.

Muang
Nonthaburi
  • Meditation System : Meditation based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, Mindfulness on breathing and other methods as taught in the Tripitaka (Scriptures).

  • Teaching Method : New arrivals are provided with instructions, then interviews are given as needed. There is group sitting and walking Meditation (see daily schedule).

  • Teacher : Acharn Sanong Katapunyo, Abbot (Thai; age 61)
    Acharn Sanong speaks english; a few monks and nuns speak english and help with translations.

Offers images of hundred of temples around Thailand. By Udo Radlhammer. Besides the pictures, there are also valuable commentaries about the different wats.

On-line book which is exactly what the title promises, plus other useful information such as travel tips and ordination procedures. However, as it is a 1994 edition, some information could be out of date.

For updated info see: http://www.retreat-infos.de/page95/page95.html

Information on Buddhist travel in Thailand based on fieldwork conducted from August 2009-September 2010:

http://wanderingdhamma.wordpress.com/buddhist-travel-in-thailand/

 

Presents a comprehensive section on meditation places in Thailand and a history of Buddhism in Thailand, Buddhist news, as well as sestions on Buddha's Life,  Dhamma,  Dhammapada, Buddhist Lent Day, The Four Noble Truths,  Buddhism Practice. 

Fang
Chang Wat Chiang Mai

The meditation centre at the 13th Buddhist Community Development Centre (BCDC) at Wat Sriboonruang is a place for the practice of vipassana meditation in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, led by Venerable Clyde Jarudhammo.

Tambon Klongtan
Samut Sakhon

Samathihammaram Centre (บ้านปฏิบัติธรรมสมาธิธรรมาราม) is one of the 3 temples run by Ubasika Methika(อุบๅสิกๅ เมทิกๅ เดชะบุญญรัตน้) (also known as Khun Mae). Khun Mae wanted to establish a place that is convenient especially for people to come to meditate and practice self cultivation in line with the Buddha’s teachings.

Phai Khwang
Chang Wat Suphan Buri

Insight Meditation Practicing Clear Comprehension in accordance with the Mahasatipatthana Sutta
By Ven. Phra Acharn Dhammadharo Bhikkhu

It was established by Ven.Phra Acharn Dhammadharo Bhikkhu, situated in a peaceful and comfortable place, in the area of 80 rai ( 32 acres ).
Every year, people from many parts of Thailand come to attend the insight meditation trainning course, assisted by senior monks. Most people are monks, novices, nuns, laypeople; groups of teachers and students, people from different departments.

Bangkok

Vipassana meditation retreats fom November to February, in a natural environment surrounded by rice fields in an original Thai temple, located on the fringes of Bangkok, only about 40 minutes from Suvarnabhumi airport. Teachings in English-, German- and Thai language, suitable for beginners and advanced practitioners.

Tambon Mae Win
Chiang Mai

Center of Dhamma Practice and study for Thai and international meditators.