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.
An organization of lay Buddhists who contribute for the development of religion and for socio-economic development of Sri Lanka.
The Centre was founded by the Late Venerable Walane Amathagavesi Thero in 1991. He conducted meditation classes and started regular 14-day Meditation retreats from February 1994, without interruption. These retreats are conuinued today to the benefit of thousands of devotees from Sri Lanka, Singapore, Canada, Australia, USA and even Japan.
Buddhist nuns, who in the past were confined to religious work on their own nunneries, are now playing a more effective role as social workers and change agents in society due to the training and education given to them. In the Center, social services such as Family counseling, pregnant women counseling, weekly meditation for adults as well as children, counseling for girls from correction schools, Children Dhamma programs and classes, delivering Dhamma discourses at events organized by schools and communities, conducting full day religious programmes for the general public, and many others are provided by the nuns of the Center.
Suan Mokkh is a forest monastery along the coast of Southern Thailand, 600 km from Bangkok. It was founded in 1932 by Buddhadasa Bhikkhu and grew to become the most innovative and progressive Buddhist teaching center in Siam. Although Buddhadasa Bhikkhu has passed away, much of his work continues.
For meditation retreats at Suan Mokkh, see:
This recently established monastery in remote Northern Thailand, is led by Ajahn Achalo. Ajahn Achalo also leads meditation retreats in Malaysia and Australia, and conducts pilgrimages to the Holy Sites of India.
Aimed at providing a place for all (buddhist and non-buddhist alike) who are interested in studying and practising the essence of the Buddha's teachings. Retreat schedule, regular programs, teachers (Sayadaw U Pannathami, Sayadaw U Pannananda), activities, photos, general information.
History of Buddhism in Thailand.
Buddhist community in Sri Lanka.
This site is prepared to provide facilities in relevant fields of study for making researches into Pali Literature in Korea and abroad.
By Andrew Quernmore. There are many meditation centres throughout Sri Lanka, most of which offer tuition in Sinhala only. The places listed represent those where at least one teacher can communicate in clear English.
Dhamma Moli is a Buddhist project based in Nepal that provides shelter and education to young Nepalese girls at risk of falling victim to human traffickers who will sell them to brothels in India.
Santavana Forest Hermitage – Objectives
1. To practice the Buddha’s teaching and to uphold the spirit of the Buddha-dharma.
2. To concentrate on education for the Sangha (community of monks and nuns) and to realize the six unities of spirit: –
i. to live in harmony,
ii without dispute or
iii. disagreement, with
iv. concord of practice,
v. understanding and
vi. fair sharing of benefits.
3. To enhance the co-operation between the Sangha and the laity and to support the Triple Gems (Buddha, Dharma and Sangha) in accordance with the Dharma.
4. To teach Buddhism as an active, contemporary way of living in order to purify society and mankind.
Nandaka Vihara, a Buddhist monastery situated in Bukit Mertajam (Penang), is set up primarily for the practice of meditation. It is near to Cherok Tokun Forest Recreational Park. Activities conducted here include meditation classes & retreats, dhamma talks, temporary ordination, observance of 8 precepts, chanting class and Sunday dhamma class for children.
The Samatha-Vipassana way of meditation is taught here. First, the meditator is taught Anapanasati, meditation on in-breath & out-breath. Once the meditator is successful in Anapanasati, having attained all the stages of concentration, the meditation teacher will teach Vipassana. In Vipassana, the meditator is to realize what mental & physical phenomena are; and to understand their Impermanence, Suffering and Non-self nature.
Although prior knowledge of meditation is not necessary (as the meditation teacher will provide guidance to beginners), those who have previously practiced at Pa Auk Tawya Forest Monastery in Myanmar might have better theoretical understanding of the technique.
You are welcomed to practice meditation here under the guidance of our meditation teacher. You are also welcomed to join other activities such as dhamma talks, observance of 8 precepts, etc.
A list of Theravada temples in Vietnam.
To Promote unity and friendship amongst Malaysian Buddhists; to observe Buddha's Precepts; to propagate the Dharma; to promote social welfare works; to uplift human morality and to foster racial harmony.
Describes activities of bhikkhunis in Thailand: Songdhammakalyani temple and Buddhasavika Foundation.
A spiritual organisation that organises Meditation Retreats around the world. Nirodha Retreats are taught by Bhante Samadhikusalo (also known as Dhammaruwan). The teaching is based mainly on the Satipattana Sutta of Theravada Buddhism. All retreats are practice-based, giving emphasis to an individual's experience, while providing a balanced theoretical background.