Buddha Bodhivana Monastery is a branch monastery of the late Phra Bodhinyana Thera (Venerable Ajahn Chah b.1918 d.1992), the well-known and respected north-east Thai Meditation Master. Venerable Ajahn Kalyano is the Abbot of the monastery and resident teacher.
Buddha Bodhivana Monastery is primarily a training monastery for Buddhist monks (bhikkhus), novices (samaneras) and postulants (anagarikas), but it also provides a supportive environment in which individuals, families, visitors and residents are given the opportunity to be in contact with the principles of the Buddha’s teachings and to cultivate those same qualities in their own lives. The monastery is a place to study, practice and cultivate the central elements of the Buddha’s Path: generosity, virtue, mental cultivation, wisdom, and compassion.
Sri Lankan Buddhist temple.
The Dhamma Sukha Meditation Centre (DSMC) Australia is an urban meditation centre for the practice of Vipassana or Insight meditation. It is a residential centre in Springvale, Victoria, Australia, dedicated to the study and practice of Buddhist teachings.
Started in 2003, DSMC functions as a Dhamma school, providing Buddhist teaching for the moral development of devotees and children. DSMC also aims to provide facilities for educating and training of Buddhist monks.
DSMC offers a broad range of practice and community activities. This includes a weekly schedule of meditation sessions, dhamma talks (talks on Buddhist teaching and practice), classes, group discussions, and a variety of meditation and study retreats.
DSMC does not require payment for any of our teachings or meetings. The support of our teachers and all our centre expenses is done through the voluntary donations of our community.
DSMC is guided by resident Chief Abbot Sayadaw U Pandita.
Situated in Berwick, Victoria (Melbourne), this Vihara (temple) was founded by Ven. Gangodawila Soma Thera in 1993.
The Buddhist Society of Victoria (BSV) is a centre for the learning and practice of Buddhism in Victoria, Australia. The BSV conducts regular meditation classes and retreats, and facilitates talks on Buddhist teachings given by monks and nuns and respected lay teachers. All activities are conducted in English and are free of charge.