Mon State

Pa-Auk Forest Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in the Theravāda tradition, with emphasis on the teaching and practice of both Samatha (tranquility) and Vipassana (insight) meditation. Situated in a forest along the Taung Nyo Mountain range in Mon State, Myanmar, the monastery provides a conducive setting for the practice of long-term, intensive meditation. Presently, there are over 100 foreign meditators, originating from over 20 countries, residing in the monastery.


Sukhavana Meditation Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in the Theravada Thai Forest Tradition inspired by Venerable Ajahn Mun Bhuridatta and Venerable Ajahn Chah. It is located in the Bercham Cave, Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia.

Sukhavana means "The Mountain Of Happiness " in Pāli, the scriptural language of the ancient Buddhist Canon. Its current abbot is Ajahn Thongbai who's ordained by Luang Por Gunha Sukhagamo.

Sukhavana Meditation Monastery provides opportunity for lay people to practise Buddhist teachings, to develop virtue, generosity, to observe the 5 or 8 precepts, to practice meditation for individual development in the Noble Eightfold Path of Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration.

It also provides opportunity to propagate the Buddha Dhamma to society and to take care of the Sangha community.

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Wat Pa Ban Tat was set up by a famous Thai meditation bhikkhu called Venerable Ajahn Maha Bua.


Wat Songdhammakalyani, which means the temple of women who uphold dhamma, was built in 1960 by Ven. Bhikkhuni Ta Tao Fa Tzu (formerly known as Voramai Kabilsingh). Bhikkhuni pioneer, Ven. Bhikkhuni Dhammananda, is the present abbot of Songdhammakalyani Temple.



Wat Suansantidham is located in Sriracha, Chonburi province, about 100 km from central Bangkok… roughly an hour drive. The temple can be reached by car or by free shuttles sponsored by Luangpor Pramote’s followers to make it more convenient as, unfortunately, there is no public transportation that directly reaches the temple. Please scroll further below at the end of this page for the shuttle details and contact persons. These shuttles are only available when a sermon is scheduled at Wat Suansantidham.

Luangpor Pramote’s teachings at the temple are only in Thai. Please see the calendar for his teaching schedule. Volunteer translators can provide live English translations of Luangpor Pramote’s Dhamma talks on the second Saturday of every month, and provide assistance in English afterward. This is by appointment only.


Inspired by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, upasaka Ramesh Vitthalrao Bansod founded Jetvan aiming and wishing Dhamma- teaching of the Buddha to spread, and be shared with as many as possible for their own welfare.

Jetvan monastery organizes Vipassana (insight) meditation camps, and Dhamma camps.


Myanmar Buddhist Vihara at Buddha Gaya (Bodh Gaya) is situated on the old road to Gaya, north of the Mahabodhi temple, near the Gaya police station and just beyond the Mahant's palace. In Myanmar Era 1296 (CE 1934), Ashin Nandamalar and Ashin Dhammissara, both from Myanmar, were able to buy a piece of land near Bodh Gaya village, and built Myanmar Temple.


This is a center practicing theravadan teachings in Korea.




We are very fortunate to receive guidance and advices from our spiritual advisors namely the late Bhante Suvanno , Venerable Sayadaw U Kundala and Venerable Sayadaw U Sumana. Currently, the resident bhikkhu is Venerable Sayadaw U Sumana (from January to June) and Venerable Sayadaw U Vimalacarabhivamsa (from July to December)

As a Vipassana Meditation centre, our weekly Vipassana Meditation sessions is held every Wednesday and Saturday night from 7 pm onwards under the guidance of our resident Sayadaws. There will ten-days Vipassana Meditation retreats for experienced yogis.  Besides these retreats, there will be a one-day retreat (8 am to 5 pm) every first and third Sundays of the month. Participants for this day-retreat must observe the attha-sila (Eight Precepts).

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.
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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
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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.

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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.

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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.