Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

Photographs of Thai Temples & Buddha Images by Richard Barrow.

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Wat Pa Ban Tat was set up by a famous Thai meditation bhikkhu called Venerable Ajahn Maha Bua.


Wat Songdhammakalyani, which means the temple of women who uphold dhamma, was built in 1960 by Ven. Bhikkhuni Ta Tao Fa Tzu (formerly known as Voramai Kabilsingh). Bhikkhuni pioneer, Ven. Bhikkhuni Dhammananda, is the present abbot of Songdhammakalyani Temple.



Wat Suansantidham is located in Sriracha, Chonburi province, about 100 km from central Bangkok… roughly an hour drive. The temple can be reached by car or by free shuttles sponsored by Luangpor Pramote’s followers to make it more convenient as, unfortunately, there is no public transportation that directly reaches the temple. Please scroll further below at the end of this page for the shuttle details and contact persons. These shuttles are only available when a sermon is scheduled at Wat Suansantidham.

Luangpor Pramote’s teachings at the temple are only in Thai. Please see the calendar for his teaching schedule. Volunteer translators can provide live English translations of Luangpor Pramote’s Dhamma talks on the second Saturday of every month, and provide assistance in English afterward. This is by appointment only.

Pongtao Amphor Ngao Lampang

Samnak Wimuttidhammaran (สํๅนักวิมุตติธรรมๅรๅม) is a temple run by Ubasika Methika(อุบๅสิกๅ เมทิกๅ เดชะบุญญรัตน้)  (also known as Khun Mae). Khun Mae wanted to establish a place that is convenient especially for women to come to meditate and practice self cultivation in line with the Buddha’s teachings.

Chom Tong

Insight Meditation Center at Wat Phradhatu Sri Chomtong Voravihara.

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Dipabhāvan was established in 2005 for use by both Thai and foreigners. Since then many people from various countries have joined the retreat. They have found something different and more profound than they have ever known. Dipabhāvan welcomes everyone who would like to fulfill their life by benefiting from Dhamma practice. The retreat is open for people from all walks of life, races, sexes, faiths and beliefs without prejudice or discrimination.

Ajahn Poh, the current abbot of Suan Mokkh is the founder of Dipabhāvan. He and/or other monks from Suan Mokkh come to run the retreat every month since the beginning. The teachings in Dipabhāvan is close to the teachings at the Suan Mokkh International Dhamma Hermitage.

Mueng Chiang Mai

Residential Vipassana (Insight) Meditation Courses in the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw (Myanmar) and Ajahn Tong (Chom Tong, Thailand).

Wiang Nuea Ampur
Mueng Lampang Province

Burmese lineage Buddhist monastery, with the practice in the style of Ven Mahasi Sayadaw. Headed by Pra Gandhasarabhiwan?sa.


A royal monastery. It was established by King Rama IV in 1853. The monastery has started a Meditation Teaching Course in the Assembly Hall.