Europe

City: Skiptvet
Description:

Skiptvet Buddhist Monastery is located in the quiet, peaceful countryside of Østfold County, south of Oslo, and is surrounded by fields and forests. It is a place conducive to learning about Buddhism, to practising mindfulness, and to developing peace inside. Although there is much time for individual meditation and contemplation, visitors should be aware that this is not a retreat centre. The emphasis here is on applying the Buddhist Path in all activities throughout the day, and not just during formal meditation. During their stay, guests are expected to take part in the daily routine, and also to help out with certain tasks.

There are now western monks in residence who have been invited here to found the first Scandinavian "forest monastery". The monks belong to the lineage of Ajahn Chah, which is part of the Thai forest tradition.

See also: http://skiptvet-vihara.weebly.com/

City: Ilford
Description:

Theravada Buddhist temple with resident monks from Sri Lanka.  Located in Ilford which is in the London Borough of Redbridge (north-eastern part of Greater London, bordering the county of Essex).  Ilford Train Station is a 3 minute walk from the temple.  Ilford Train Station is a 20 minute direct train journey from one of central London's main train stations (London Liverpool Street Train Station).  The monks are supported through daily alms by a community of lay supporters.  There are two daily pujas (chanting sessions reciting key teachings of the Buddha in the ancient Pali language) at 6:30am and 6:30pm, as well as weekend, monthly and yearly programmes and events.

City: Bamberg
Description:

In April 2018 the non-profit organization (Verein) cetovimutti sangha e.V. has been found to support the Dhamma activities of Christina Garbe. The purpose of this organization is to create conditions that people can listen to the dhamma, can practice according to the teachings and can support each other to walk on this path together.

The purpose of the project 'cetovimutti' is to anchor the authentic teachings of the Buddha in the West. This means that we must know well the Pāli Canon, the original teachings of the Buddha and practice accordingly. Only then we can achieve the goal of the Dhamma, the liberation of mind by wisdom. The Buddha taught only one goal and that is Nibbāna, the end of craving, aversion and delusion, because craving, aversion and delusion lead to suffering. The Buddha's teachings show a path to the final overcoming of any suffering.

 

City: деревня Большие Коты
Federal State: Иркутская область
Description:

Центр випассаны Dhammapadipa открыт в деревне Большие Коты на берегу Байкала. Мы принимаем учеников летом, когда можно медитировать, не отвлекаясь на холод.

Метод медитации - Сатипаттхана Випассана, медитация прозрения, базирующаяся на четырех основах осознанности:

осознанность тела
осознанность ощущений
осознанность ума
осознанность объектов ума

Медитация состоит из одинаковых промежутков ходьбы и сидения с осознаванием и умственной фиксацией внешних и внутренних явлений. В методе уделяется особое внимание равитию концентрации от момента к моменту в паре с осознанностью. Ежедневно медитатор получает новые инструкции от учителя. Предполагается, что медитатор серьезно практикует и четко следует инструкциям учителя, не смешивая випассану с другими техниками. Это довольно интенсивная и сложная практика.

Description:

The meditation centre in Latvia is a result of inspiration and experience we have got at Pa-Auk Forest Monastery in Burma (Myanmar). The place for the center was blessed by Venerable U Acinna Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw during his visit in Latvia in 2009.

City: Ebnat Kappel
Description:

Once a year Steve and Rosemary Weismann visit Europe to teach two retreats - one in Germany and one in Switzerland. 

Rosemary Weissman (b. 1952) and Steve Weissman (b. 1949) have been practicing meditation since 1972, and have received instruction from many of the leading Buddhist meditation teachers of Thailand, Burma, Sri Lanka, India, Australia, England and the United States.

They traveled to Thailand in 1979 and had the good fortune of being able to visit and practice with many famous Thai meditation teachers. It was during this trip that they were greatly influenced by one teacher who stressed the importance of having compassion, not only for others but also to have compassion for themselves.

In 1987, they were requested to teach at Wat Kow Tahm in Southern Thailand, and founded the International Meditation Retreat program in 1988. Since then, over 8,000 people from over 85 countries have participated in their retreats.

After 25 years in Thailand, they returned to Australia to live. Periodically, they teach in Australia and also travel to Europe & Singapore to teach retreats and/or workshops. They are authors of “…with Compassionate Understanding”, “Meditation, Compassion and Lovingkindness” and “Wise Reflection”, available worldwide.

Stressed highly among Steve and Rosemary’s teaching is the development of compassionate understanding.