Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory


To kindle the light of wisdom for it to shine across Malaysia and beyond, Aloka Foundation will set out to:
- Establish spiritual retreat centres; assist and sponsor the Buddhist Sangha community and lay practitioners to undergo training in meditation and Buddhist studies as well as carry out Buddhist pilgrimages;
- Provide facilities for the training of Dhammaduta or Buddhist missionaries; and sponsor youth leadership training, volunteer services and youth exchange programmes; and
- Organise and sponsor religious educational, welfare and other related activities that promote religious harmony and world peace.


A Buddhist sanctuary in Malaysia for the training of Theravada Buddhist monks in theory and practice of the Dhammavinaya. Dedicated to evolving a modern Theravada Buddhist identity guided by the scriptural tradition.


Provides educational and charitable services, including Sunday Pali School, Amata Free Medical, Sarana Old Folks Home. Many educational materials are available on-line.



Student Buddhist organisation of the Malaysian Multimedia University.

Bhaddekaratta Hermitage was established in 1999 by Venerable Vajira. It is located at Batu Pahat in the state of Johor in West Malaysia, about 3 hrs from KLIA airport and 2 hrs from Singapore by car. The Hermitage is surrounded by a lush forest reserve and oil palm plantation, providing a tranquil and conducive environment for meditation practice.
The Hermitage welcomes people with serious intent in meditation practice. All yogis have to observe the 8 precepts. Yogis are required to stay a minimum of 5 days as time is required for yogis to understand the fundamentals which will help them gain faith in the Buddhas teachings. Those who request for a retreat for less than 5 days should seek permission from Bhante.

Wakaf Bharu, Kelantan

Kami merupakan sebuah persatuan buddhis yang beroperasi di bandar Wakaf Bharu, Kelantan, Malaysia. Laman web ini masih lagi di dalam proses pembinaan, dan sebarang cadangan/komen adalah amat dialu-alukan.

Kuala Lumpur

Founded by Ven Dr K Sri Dhammananda in 1961, the society is one of the more established and internationally known Theravada societies. Noted for its free publications written by the founder.



Buddhist centre in Kuching Sarawak. Organizes yearly vipassana meditation retreats.


YBAM coordinates more than 260 member organisations through its 13 State Liaison Committees all over Malaysia. Besides, YBAM also coordinates the varsities’ Buddhist societies (including teacher training colleges), secondary schools’ Buddhist societies and Buddhist Youth Fellowship through the various Standing Committees. YBAM also participates actively in the Malaysian Youth Council (MBM), the Eight Major Chinese Youth Organisation (EMCO) and the World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth. To further enhance the involvement of Buddhists in nation building, YBAM regularly expresses its opinion on the current affairs and Buddhist rights through the media.


Buddha Sasana Nuggaha Organization was founded in 1947 in Burma (now Myanmar) with the object of propagating the Buddha Sasana (i.e. Teaching of the Buddha) through scriptural learning and practice of Vipassana (Insight) meditation. 

This meditation center was opened two years after the establishment of the above Organization, with the most Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw as its Principal Preceptor.