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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.


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.


Details of retreats and Dhamma teachings.

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



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.


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'.


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



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


Holds monthly open meetings.


The group essentially practices Theravada Buddhism and receives regular support and visits from Sangha members of the Amaravati and Chithurst monasteries of the Thai Forest Tradition.


The group is a beginners group and is open to anyone to come alone to at any time. There is no charge for the teachings, but people can make a small donation to help cover the costs etc.

Samatha Buddhist meditation is an effective but gentle way of training the mind to generate stillness, peace and concentration. 


The charitable organisation established since 1986/87 to help people who wish to learn and practise insight vipassana meditation. It was set up by Venerable Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa of Myanmar (Panditarama Shwe-taung-gon Sasana-yeiktha) and was inaugurated on July 14, 2002.

The meditation method is Intensive Vipassana in the tradition of the Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw of Myanmar.


Scotland's Buddhist Vihara is not only a Buddhist temple that offers the full range of Buddhist practice, it is also a community resource offering a variety of courses, inter-faith events and learning opportunities for Scots and Asian people.



The Barn is a Buddhist meditation retreat center on the Sharpham Estate in Devon in south west England. Retreats are based on mindfulness practice, Buddhist inquiry, organic gardening and community living.

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Thai and Indian Theravadan Buddhist temple.


The Trust's purpose is to foster the development of Samatha Meditation, a traditional technique of self-cultivation leading to inner-strength, tranquility and knowledge. The meditation method has its origins in ancient India, but developed over recent centuries in Thailand and was brought to Britain in 1963.
The Trust has a national centre in Wales, a converted farmhouse with individual accommodation, forest meditation huts and a purpose built shrine hall, where regular courses for beginners and experienced meditators are held in a rural setting. The grounds consist of more than 80 acres of hill country, including rivers, footpaths and substantial areas of woodland.
Local classes offering instruction in meditation are held in many parts of Britain.


A leading centre for Theravada Buddhism. Formed in 1926 by Anagarika Dharmapala, the Vihara is the first Buddhist monastery to be established outside the continent of Asia.


The OBV was founded in 2003 by the Venerable K. Dhammasami, who has lived as an ordained Buddhist monk for the last 30 years. Since 2003 the Vihara has developed into a thriving community of monks and lay Buddhists from many different countries and cultures, with an emphasis on the traditions of SE Asia. The community includes groups of Burmese, Thai, Lao and Sri Lankan origin as well as Buddhists with a European background.

The late Mogok Sayadawgyi had taught the essentials of Vipassana Meditation, preaching and giving public talks almost on a daily basis before he passed away in 1962 (17th October). Most followers believed he had attained Nibbana.
The Buddhist Aid Trust, a Charity-Commission-registered Trust in London, had been inviting senior Mogok Kammatthana Cariya Sayadaws to the temporary Mogok Vipassana Centre, located in East London since August 2004. Locally resident Myanmar families look after the essential needs of the visiting monks and regular talks and Meditation Sessions have been organised successfully, to the satisfaction of many Mogok yogis in London and elsewhere.