Dhamma talks by Ven Vimuththa Therani.
Aloko Udapadi foundation aims to guide people in the journey to the supreme bliss of Nibbana - the state of enlightenment expounded by the Supreme Gauthama Buddha according to the Theravada tradition.
This Guidance helps achieve the eight levels of enlightenment comprised of four paths and four destinations.
They are Sowan path-enterer and its destination, the state of Sowan; Sakadagami path-enterer and its destination, the state of Sakadagami (once-returner); Anagami path-enterer and its destination, the state of Anagami (non-returner); and finally, Arahath path-enterer and its destination, the state of Arahath (the fully enlightened one).
The guidance to Nibbana by Aloko Udapadi foundation is performed by means of discussions of the pure dhamma and in-depth meditation with one main goal-ceasing the cycle (ariya) of births. The result of which is ceasing of all suffering comprised of sorrow (shoka) lamentation (paridava), pain (dukkha), grief (domanassa) and despair (upayasa).
Hillside Hermitage is a small hermitage for Buddhist monks of the Theravada Forest Tradition. It’s located near the Knuckles mountain range in central Sri Lanka. Founded few years ago by Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero (Ninoslav Molnar) , (who has received his Upasampada ordination in the Thai Forest Meditation Tradition over ten years ago) and Venerable Thaniyo Bhikkhu, who joined him shortly afterwards. Venerable Thaniyo received his Upasampada over half a dozen of years ago in the same Forest meditation tradition of Thailand. Couple of years later, Venerable Pannaratana Bhikkhu, originally ordained by the Most Venerable Bhante Henepola Gunaratana at Bhavana Society in USA, has also joined the Hillside Hermitage Sangha.
SJBA Vision is to be a friendly, caring and sharing, spiritual and community Dhamma centre, and the Mission is to propagate the Buddha's Teaching and promote the Buddhist Way of life.
Sathira-Dhammasthan, founded in 1987, is a learning community for peace and harmony, providing a variety of programs for people of all ages, genders, and walks of life. It is set in nine acres of trees, with lotus ponds, winding paths and meditative nooks. It is a tiny drop of water, radiating peace and serenity amidst the busy and bustling city of Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand.
Kow Tahm Insight Meditation Centre is situated on a mountainside, amongst unspoilt jungle and coconut plantations, overlooking the southern shoreline of Koh Phangan. This beautiful location has been offering meditation retreats for over 25 years.
Monthly English retreat
A ten-day retreat in English is conducted from the 10th to 20th of each month.
There is no online or pre-registration. You must register in person at the Kow Tham Center from 8:30am-4.00pm on the first day of the retreat (10th of the month).
Monthly Russian retreat
A ten-day retreat in Russian is conducted from the 23rd to the 30th of each month. This retreat began in April and will continue every month indefinitely. A translator will interpret all instructions and teachings.
Occasionally we will have a month with no retreat, or with a private retreat, to give the staff a rest. Please check for notices on the Home page and on @KowThamCenter at Twitter, and also contact Kow Tham, before finalising your plans for a retreat.