Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

Buddhist Hermitage Lunas was founded by the late Venerable Acara Suvanno Mahā Thero (1920 – 2007) following the Theravada Buddhist tradition as a centre to teach meditation to both monastics and lay people. Located at a former sand farm next to the Kulim river, the hermitage covers an area of 0.64 hectares / 1.58 acres. The nearest town – Lunas, in the state of Kedah, is one kilometer away from the hermitage.

BHL was officially opened by the late Venerable Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Mahā Thero (1918 – 2006) (formerly Chief High Priest of Malaysia and Singapore) and Venerable Sayādaw U Panditabhivamsa of Myanmar on 25th December 1990.
As a meditation centre, the hermitage focuses on teaching vipassanā / insight meditation as envisaged by the late Most Venerable Mahāsī Sayādaw U Sobhana Mahā Thero.
Pongtao Amphor Ngao Lampang

Samnak Wimuttidhammaran (สํๅนักวิมุตติธรรมๅรๅม) is a temple run by Ubasika Methika(อุบๅสิกๅ เมทิกๅ เดชะบุญญรัตน้)  (also known as Khun Mae). Khun Mae wanted to establish a place that is convenient especially for women to come to meditate and practice self cultivation in line with the Buddha’s teachings.

Shah Alam
Selangor Darul Ehsan

The latest project undertaken by Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia is the development of Samadhi Vihara at Section U12, Bukit Raja, Shah Alam. The three storey building and Shrine Hall is now ready and fully functional. All major Religious activities will now be conducted at this Vihara. Please make regular visits to this new landmark in Klang/Shah Alam.


Malaysia Dhamma Society (MDS) [formerly known as Kuching Bhagavan Buddhist Society (KBBS)] is a Theravada Buddhist organization established in 1997 by a group of Buddhist enthusiasts to promote the Buddha’s teaching.

MDS aims at providing a conducive place for monastics and laypersons to learn the Buddha’s teachings which strongly emphasizes on the practice of generosity, morality and wisdom (which includes meditation). Meditation, when taught and practiced in a correct way, helps to develop spiritual and mental growth that can bring about sustainable harmony to our society as a whole. Therefore, a proper meditation centre in a conducive environment is essential.

Seri Kembangan

Nalanda Institute was conceptualised in January 2006 in response to the needs of the Buddhist community to have an institution for proper, systematic and holistic learning of the Buddha-Dhamma in Malaysia. The then Spiritual Advisor to Nalanda Buddhist Society, Venerable Dr K Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Thera gave his unequivocal support to the idea.

The Nalanda Institute was formally established in July 2007. Dr. Tan Ho Soon was appointed the Institute’s Founding Director by Nalanda Buddhist Society. Under its patronage, the Institute provides systematic Buddhist education and serves as a resource centre to the Buddhist community in Malaysia. Its primary focus is on Pāli and Buddhist Studies, Leadership & Management Training, Conferences, Learning Resource Centre and Buddhist Publications.

The Institute offers various courses in Buddhist and P?li Studies leading to Certificate and Diploma levels, as well as short training courses to enhance leadership and management skills for Buddhist volunteers. All courses are freely available to the public in line with the Institute’s charitable objectives.

Besides its Centre in Selangor, the Institute’s courses have also been held in Kedah, Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Sabah and Terengganu, in collaboration with local Buddhist organizations. To date, more than 6,000 participants have benefited from the Institute’s courses, study tours and conferences.


Rajbana Vihara is the biggest Buddhist monestry in Bangladesh.It is an international Buddhist monestry and a tourist spot also. It is at the south-east part of the country in Rangamati district which is hilly place full of natural beauty and cultural diversities surrounding with Kaptai lake.The Bana vihara was established at Rajbari area of Rangamati in 1976 under Royal patronization.From the beganing of the Bana vihara under the supervision of His Holiness Ven. Arahant Ariyasavaka Sadhanananda Mahathera who is also known as Banabhante means monk of the forest,the vihara quickly extends its activity of true Buddhiusm to the human being.

Cox’s Bazar

Describes their meditation programs, and educational and social welfare services. Also describes Buddhist history in Bangladesh.

This Group is for Malaysians who practice in the Theravada form of Buddhism and for others who have an interest in the practice and development of Theravada Buddhism in Malaysia.


Our temple, Gotami Vihara, works as the office, the meeting place for monks and laymen, and as the Theravada Vipassana (Insight) meditation center. You are welcome to visit our temple and free to attend any of our meetings, events or retreats through one year. 
Gotami Vihara was established in 2001, and has been open to lay people up to now. The goal of our mission is the propagation of Theravada Buddhism in Japan.
Our Buddhist group would like to invite anyone who is interested in learning Vipassana meditation or who hopes to improve the quality of life by developing his inner peace, love and wisdom. All the sermons and retreats are guided in Japanese. Our meditation master is fluent in English, too. 
On this web site, you can find the latest information about the vihara, as well as a collection of articles and essays about Theravada Buddhism, Buddhist chants, and the meditation methods taught by Buddha, which will bring happiness, confidence and the course of your life. We also have a bookstore, which sells books, audiotapes, CDs and videos of the teachings by Sumanasara thero and other teachers. You can purchase them on this web site or at our temple, too.