Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

Ilford

Theravada Buddhist temple with resident monks from Sri Lanka.  Located in Ilford which is in the London Borough of Redbridge (north-eastern part of Greater London, bordering the county of Essex).  Ilford Train Station is a 3 minute walk from the temple.  Ilford Train Station is a 20 minute direct train journey from one of central London's main train stations (London Liverpool Street Train Station).  The monks are supported through daily alms by a community of lay supporters.  There are two daily pujas (chanting sessions reciting key teachings of the Buddha in the ancient Pali language) at 6:30am and 6:30pm, as well as weekend, monthly and yearly programmes and events.

Birmingham

The official website of the Birmingham Buddhist Vihara and the Talaka Pagoda, which are supported mostly by the Burmese community and native-born Buddhists. Details of the history of the Vihara, resident monks, Vihara activities, articles on Buddhism and a list of publications.

The NBO was founded in 1993 to promote fellowship and dialogue between Buddhist organizations, to facilitate co-operation in matters of common interest and to work in harmony with Buddhist and likeminded organizations around the world.

London

Details of retreats and Dhamma teachings.

See also: http://www.londonvihara.org.uk

 

Brooklands

Ketumati Buddhist Vihara, presently based in Hollins, Oldham is the premium Buddhist Vihara in Greater Manchester for the Sri Lankan expatriate community of the North West of UK. It is run by the Ketumati Buddhist Vihara Trust, a registered charity founded in 1999.  Venarable Pidiville Piyatissa, with whose guidance the Vihara project was inaugurated, under the guidelines of its governing document, functions as the Chief Incumbent Priest.

The main objects of the Trust are the setting up of centres for the Teaching of Buddha Dharma (Theravada) and teaching of Buddhist Meditation.

The Vihara holds Monthly Dhamma Sermons of the Buddhas Teachings conducted by experienced teachers, Meditation retreats and classes in Buddha Damma and Sinhala for the children of the expatriate community -Ketumati Dhamma School.

Letchworth Garden City

The Dhamma Nikethanaya Buddhist Academy is an International Cultural Community Centre for Education, Meditation, Psychotherapy and Counselling.

Wales

The International Buddhist Centre Wales is a donation based centre of teaching based on the liberating, non dogmatic, psychologically sound teachings of Buddha Sakyamuni.

Our focus is on the teaching and practice of Samatha Bhavana (calming/concentration meditation) and of Satipatthana Vipassana (Insight Meditation based on the 4 foundations of mindfulness) in the tradition of Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw, and as taught by Phra Dhammamangkhalachan at Wat Phradhatu Sri Chom Thong Voravihara, in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The Buddha saw a Lotus at the core of every sentient being, the potential for all to realize fundamental reality and break free from negative emotions, wrong thinking and unskillful behavior.

Based on that principle, we welcome people from all traditions and belief systems, regardless of race, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation or social status. We offer a warm welcome to anyone interested in meditation practice and the teachings of the 'Self Enlightened One'.

Calne

International Meditation Centre in the Tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. Ten day retreats under guidance of Mother Sayamagyi.

 

Aberdeen

The Aberdeen Buddhist Group is an independent local Buddhist group, run by its members. It exists to help people practise Buddhism in Aberdeen.

Kendal

Holds monthly open meetings.