Wat Palelai was founded on 3 Apr 1962 by Phrakru Prakassa Dhammakhun, who was also fondly known as Luang Phor, meaning "Venerable Father". Wat Palelai (Wat means "Temple" in Thai) practises the Theravada Buddhist Tradition, in the Meditation Forest Tradition of Thailand.
The name Palelai is derived from the Pali name, Parileyyaka, after Parileyyaka Forest. It reminds us of the occasion when the Buddha went into retreat in the Parileyyaka Forest in search of solitude after the monks in Kosambi did not take his advice in settling a quarrel among themselves. During the period of his retreat in the forest, he was cared for by a monkey and elephant until the monks finally came to their senses and were reconciled.
Thus, Palelai is symbolic of a place of retreat and peace.
Angthong International Meditation Centre has started with the good intention and hard working of two organizations. Those are “Fai Dhamma Wednesday Club” (Dhamma Knowledge Seeking Wednesday Club) and along with “On the Path of The Buddha Foundation” spending more than 20 years of the social work. Both organizations have so much opportunities devoting to Buddhism Activities as such. “Fai Dhamma Wednesday Club” and Buddhist Monks in Bangkok has organized Buddhist missionary week “the Asanha Bucha Day World Patent Protection” for 7 years continuously and took part as the major organizer of Visakha Bucha Day Exhibition in year 2015 at Buddha Monthon (Nakorn Pathom Province) as Prof. Dr. Somdej Phra Buddha Chinnawong’s (Somsak Upsmo) advice.
A non-profit organization devoted solely to the dissemination of the Buddha’s Dhamma and charitable activities that help in the spread of Buddha-Dhamma around the globe and the alleviation of suffering everywhere.
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.