Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

Concord
CA

Wat Buddhadhamadharo (aka. Wat Concord) residing at Concord, California was found to gratify and commemorate Ven Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo, Asokaram temple, Samutprakan, Thailand, who was a significant disciple of Ven Luangpu Mun Bhuritatto a grand master of Thailand forest tradition Buddhism. In addition, this monastery is one of few official branch monasteries of Asokaram temple.

Ven Roemchai Chinwangso with 37 vassa (years in robe), the abbot of Wat Buddhadhammadharo, has ordained into monkhood since May 18th, 1975 at Asokaram temple, Thailand. He named the organization after the monastic name of Pra Sutthidham Rangsi Kampeera Mathajarn (aka. Ven Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo) at Asokaram Temple.

Monroe Township, South Brunswick
New Jersey

Mahamevnawa Buddhist Meditation Center of New Jersey Inc (MBMNJ) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the practice and teaching of Buddha Gotama known as Theravada Buddhism. MBMNJ is a New Jersey (US) branch of Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery of Sri Lanka.

It is our mission to advance the Buddha’s teachings of generosity, morality, and meditation and to enhance the spiritual life of our members and the general public through cultivating friendship, compassion, and wisdom. The services of this organization are open to any member of the public interested in learning and practicing Theravada Buddhism.

MBMNJ’s ultimate motive is to foster a deeper practice of the Buddhist ethics for the well-being of individuals, families and society at large, to help individuals of all ethnic and religious backgrounds to find peace and mental calmness through concentration and mindfulness and to promote the study and application of insight meditation (vipassana) which will ultimately lead to the attainment of Nirvana.

Staten Island
New York

Mahamevnawa is a group of monasteries established for spiritual development through the teachings of the Sakyamuni Buddha (600 B.C.). Our wish is to help you purify your mind and reach the ultimate goal of realization of Nirvana, the true and unbound liberation of the self. The Mahamevnawa has established over 50 branches and provides teaching of the Buddha's doctrine and guidance for those who wish to live by His teachings. Thousands upon thousands have joined us to practice this joyous way of development of the mind and to walk in the path towards true liberation. It has been 14 years since we began our compassionate service for mankind. Dear friends, we invite you to come and see for yourself, the wondrous Four Noble Truths, the Buddha's incomparable way to the cessation of suffering.

Tampa
Florida

The Sunshine Meditation Center (Mahamevnawa Buddhist Monastery Florida) is a place for everyone, regardless of background or experience, to learn and practice the ancient teachings of the Buddha. You will discover a like-minded community of people who are interested in finding happiness that is not based on endless consuming and accumulating of more and more things. By learning and practicing the teachings of the Buddha, you will gain a peace and happiness that is not tied to the ups and downs of ordinary life.

Here in Florida, the Center is led by monks ordained and trained in the oldest tradition of Buddhism, Theravada. Through their guidance we are able to provide many opportunities for you to learn all of the Buddha’s teachings of mindfulness, meditation, morality, and generosity. We have several meditation activities as well as other chances to learn the teachings.

Flagstaff
Arizona

We are a group of meditators who meet together for silent meditation, Buddhist teaching and discussion. We emphasize Insight Meditation, also known as Vipassana or Mindfulness, though anyone is welcome to sit with us and practice their preferred meditation techniques.

We offer many sits throughout the week which encompass dharma talks, silent sitting, and discussion. In addition, we have monthly events which include full-day sits (mini-retreats), mindful hiking, community potlucks, and other events.

Riverside
CA

Vietnamese Buddhist temple.

Surrey
BC

Khmer Buddhist temple.

 

Los Angeles
California

The Temple of the Victory of Truth

Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara was founded on April 20, 1980. The main support for the Vihara came from a group of Sri Lankan Buddhists. Since its inception, the Vihara has been maintained by Sri Lankan, other Asian and Western Buddhists, plus non-Buddhist friends of diverse national and cultural backgrounds. Local American and Asian communities continue to support the Vihara. Venerable monks from Sri Lanka conduct the day-to-day activities and render guidance for those seeking the services of the Vihara.

Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara promotes the Theravada tradition of Buddhism found primarily in Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, and Cambodia. The Theravada tradition is the oldest and most authentic version of the Buddha’s teachings now surviving. It preserves intact the original doctrines and practices taught by the Buddha 2600 years ago.

Perth
Ontario

The monastery in the Forest tradition is a residence for Buddhist monks and those who wish to train as Buddhist monks. It also functions as a spiritual sanctuary for interested friends who may visit for varying periods of time.

 

Houston
Texas

Houston Buddhist Vihara was founded in June 1988, and is run by monks from Sri Lanka.