Dhamma talks by Ven Vimuththa Therani.
Aloko Udapadi foundation aims to guide people in the journey to the supreme bliss of Nibbana - the state of enlightenment expounded by the Supreme Gauthama Buddha according to the Theravada tradition.
This Guidance helps achieve the eight levels of enlightenment comprised of four paths and four destinations.
They are Sowan path-enterer and its destination, the state of Sowan; Sakadagami path-enterer and its destination, the state of Sakadagami (once-returner); Anagami path-enterer and its destination, the state of Anagami (non-returner); and finally, Arahath path-enterer and its destination, the state of Arahath (the fully enlightened one).
The guidance to Nibbana by Aloko Udapadi foundation is performed by means of discussions of the pure dhamma and in-depth meditation with one main goal-ceasing the cycle (ariya) of births. The result of which is ceasing of all suffering comprised of sorrow (shoka) lamentation (paridava), pain (dukkha), grief (domanassa) and despair (upayasa).
The monastery is situated in the western suburb of Ellen Grove and its premises has been blessed with a flourishing Bo-Tree which not only evokes the deep devotion in the minds of people, but also lifts the aesthetics of the surrounding serene environment. SLBM is maintained by the Buddhist community and it serves the spiritual needs of a large number of devoted Buddhists residing in suburban Brisbane and also, other provincial cities and towns in Queensland. The volunteer work of the Resident monks and the supportive role played by the laity by way of monetary donations help the long-term sustenance and progressive development of the monastery.
Ein Dor Buddhist Vipassana Meditation Center headed by the monk and teacher Ofer Adi (disciple of the Venerable Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo), was established to promote Dharma in Israel. The center is situated at kibbutz Ein Dor at the foot of Mt. Tavor and provides training for people who are interested in learning about and practicing vipassana meditation. The center is open to new and experienced practitioners all year round.
Hillside Hermitage is a small hermitage for Buddhist monks of the Theravada Forest Tradition. It’s located near the Knuckles mountain range in central Sri Lanka. Founded few years ago by Ajahn Nyanamoli Thero (Ninoslav Molnar) , (who has received his Upasampada ordination in the Thai Forest Meditation Tradition over ten years ago) and Venerable Thaniyo Bhikkhu, who joined him shortly afterwards. Venerable Thaniyo received his Upasampada over half a dozen of years ago in the same Forest meditation tradition of Thailand. Couple of years later, Venerable Pannaratana Bhikkhu, originally ordained by the Most Venerable Bhante Henepola Gunaratana at Bhavana Society in USA, has also joined the Hillside Hermitage Sangha.
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.
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.