Organizations

Hong Kong
http://slbcchk.com/

Sri​ ​Lankan​ ​Buddhist​ ​Cultural​ ​Centre​ ​in​ ​Hong​ ​Kong (SLBCCHK)​ ​​delivers​ ​the​ ​philosophies​ ​of​ ​Buddhism​ ​by​ ​facilitating​ ​Theravada Buddhist​ ​practices​ ​aligned​ ​with​ ​Sri​ ​Lankan​ ​cultural​ ​events.

Hong Kong
https://www.hkims.org/
 
  • We organize weekly meditation sittings and monthly retreats.  We hope to foster discussions on how to incorporate the Dhamma into our everyday life and live mindfully, guided by our ultimate core values.

  • We invite teachers to lead meditation retreats and give Dhamma Talks, as well as organize classes to study and gain deeper understanding of the Buddha’s Teachings.

  • We maintain a website to provide information about the Society, and resources in supporting our practice.

  • We publish and translate Dhamma books to facilitate the studying of the Buddha's teachings.

  • We accept contributions and donations to the Society whether in money or in kind, and we sponsor general charity projects as well as projects or activities that advance the spreading of the Buddhist Doctrine and the practice of meditation.

Englewood
Florida
https://sarasotaforestmonastery.org/

Our Mission

The long-term plan is to raise sufficient funds through private donations to build monks’ residences, a meditation hall, and a general purpose hall on the monastery grounds for use by the lay community. A major fundraising effort is currently underway to raise the monies for building this permanent monastery. All operating expenses and building fund capital are obtained from donations freely given by those who come to hear Dhamma talks and seek guidance from the monks.

Once the necessary structures are built at the forest site, the monks will continue to officiate Buddhist ceremonies and provide Dhamma instruction for all who seek it. The monastery will be a source of information and learning about Buddhism, as well provide a space for those who wish to come on short – or long-term retreats to deepen their practice of the Buddha’s teachings.

Parker
Colorado
http://www.luangta.us/newhome/?lang=en

The Colorado Forest Monastery Of Luangta Maha Boowa was established by the students of Luangta Maha Boowa, both the monks and lay people in the year of 2012, located in Parker, Colorado in order to provide counseling services to the local community. The monastery intends to follow the Thai Buddhist Forest tradition, led by Luangta Maha Boowa in order to support the people to practice and learn the Buddhist teachings ultimately providing its followers with a meaningful, happy, and peaceful life. Our intention is to spread Buddhism to all Americans and to provide an opportunity to develop a deeper and more meaningful understanding of Buddha. We accept everyone, and do not discriminate against anyone, and welcome all people of all religious backgrounds, color and race. The monastery understands the importance of education and therefore providing its followers with the right information through teaching correctly. We also understand the importance of unity, of all Buddhists, and bringing together all the different sects in the Buddhist religion so that we can all work together towards a common cause. By understanding each other’s differences, it will further strengthen the missionary cause of the temple.

Menghai
Yunnan
http://www.fzcl.org.cn/

 法住禅林(Dhammavihārī Forest Monastery)是中国上座部佛教僧团住持、传承、修学、弘扬佛陀教法的森林禅修寺院。

        法住,巴 利语Dhammavihārī,意谓“正法住立之处”,即佛陀的正法于中华大地的住立之处。又谓“安住于正法的人”,亦即经典所说的只有学习三藏教理、修 习止观禅法,以及证悟道果涅槃的人,才是真正安住于佛陀正法的人。

See also: http://www.theravada.org.cn/

 

Commune of Phsar Dek
Kandal Province
http://www.cambodiavipassanacenter.com/

Missions:
* Establishing school of Vipassana (Insight Meditation) to instruct and guide all Cambodian Buddhists to do good, avoid all evils and cleanse their mind according the way of Lord Buddha in order to have patience and calmness for themselves individually. This could lead all of us prosperity and peace in our society.
* Organizing and disseminating the messages of enhancing social ethics and harmony through:
a). Explaining and interacting directly.
b). Preparing the mini classes for everybody in either inside or outside the Center.
c). Forming the initiative works by sending educated Buddhist monks to abroad and welcoming all foreign visitors who wish to practice meditation in our center.
* Offering alms food to monks, nuns and laypeople who are practicing Meditation in the Center.
* Building a nursing home to take care and give healthy aids to both domestic and international associations, communities and institutes in order to treat those people who wish to study Dhamma.
* Establishing a Talent Pali and Sanskrit Language School, and also national and international literature.

 

http://bodhisuvanaramtemple.wordpress.com/

Khmer Buddhist temple.

Bulega
http://www.ugandabuddhistcenter.org

The Uganda Buddhist Centre was established on April 10, 2005. This centre was founded by Venerable Buddharakkhita with the dedicated support of a group of pioneering devotees led by Felista Nampiima and Joyce Nakatte. The primary aim of the centre is to spread Buddhism in Uganda and other African countries.

Koh Phangan
Surat Thani
https://indriyaretreat.org/

Indriya Retreat is a new donation-based Dhamma and Meditation Centre established to take the opportunities of practising vipassana meditation to international travellers. We are located in the jungle off ‘Coconut Lane’, near the village of Srithanu on the island of Koh Phangan. Situated along a small stream and nestled amongst established fruit trees and tropical plants, the 2.5-acre (one hectare) site is secluded and peaceful. The meditation centre serves spiritual seekers arriving on the island in search of the Buddha’s Teaching. The residential retreats are conducted in English and Russian. Everyone is welcome to experience the Buddha’s Teaching.

The Venerable Ajahn Poh, Abbot of Suan Mokkh and disciple of Venerable Ajahn Buddhadasa, is the Spiritual Father of Indriya Retreat. Indriya Retreat and Anthony receive his confidence, support and guidance on a regular basis.

Ann Arbor
Michigan
Still Mountain

We are a Buddhist dharma community in the Theravada tradition.  All are welcome.  We support beginners and advanced meditators.

México
https://www.vipassana.com.mx/

La Casa de Meditación Vipassana se funda en México en el año 1985, bajo la guía espiritual del Muy Venerable Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo (Venerable Chao Khun Phra Raja Prommajahn). Es entonces cuando se transmiten por primera vez en nuestro país las enseñanzas de la tradición del Budismo Theravada y la práctica de la meditación de introspección Vipassana, legadas por los Theras, o monjes más antiguos, y que son las más cercanas a las enseñanzas del Buda Histórico (Sidharta Gautama). La Fundadora, Guía Espiritual Residente y representante del Muy Venerable Ajan Tong en México es Chakkaratani (Vicky Gurza), quien recibiera la enseñanza y la preparación directamente del Muy Venerable en el año de 1984 en Tailandia. La semilla sembrada desde entonces ha germinado en otros grupos o escuelas de meditación Vipassana.

Hillsboro
OR
http://orbvusa.mnbv.org/

The mission of the Oregon Buddhist Vihara is to share the Buddha's message of Peace and Happiness and help to create peace and harmony within and ourselves and in the surrounding world. Vihara is open to people of all faith traditions and cultures. We welcome you come and see, to participate in spiritual practices such as meditation, sila bhavana, Dhamma discussions and community events.

 

Richmond
Virginia
https://insightmeditationcommunityofrichmond.wordpress.com/

Offers weekly group Vipassana meditation.

Gaithersburg
MD
https://www.lionwisdom.org/

This rural meditation retreat facility is a branch of the Washington Buddhist Vihara.

It is the fulfillment of the long-held dream of Bhante Maharagama Dhammasiri to honor his beloved teacher, the late Ven. Madihe Pannasiha Mahanayaka Thera. Lion of wisdom is the translation of the pali word pannasiha. Panna means wisdom and siha is a lion. The lion is the fearless king of animals, while Wisdom is the fearless king of the mind.

It is the purpose of this center to be a refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life and provide access to the slower nature vibrations of the rural countryside conducive to mindfulness meditation practice. There has long been a need for a meditation retreat center not too far from the tri-state metropolitan areas of Washington, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Ilford
http://www.redbridgebuddhistvihara.org

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.

White Salmon
WA
https://pacifichermitage.org/

In the hills above White Salmon and Bingen on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, is the home of a small group of Theravada Buddhist monks. The Pacific Hermitage is a branch of Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in Redwood Valley, California. Established in the summer of 2010 on five acres of leased land, the Hermitage is a place of solitude for these monks who devote their lives to meditation and simple living.

Singapore
https://palelaibuddhisttemple.org/

Wat Palelai was founded on 3 Apr 1962 by Phrakru Prakassa Dhammakhun, who was also fondly known as Luang Phor, meaning "Venerable Father". Wat Palelai (Wat means "Temple" in Thai) practises the Theravada Buddhist Tradition, in the Meditation Forest Tradition of Thailand.
The name Palelai is derived from the Pali name, Parileyyaka, after Parileyyaka Forest. It reminds us of the occasion when the Buddha went into retreat in the Parileyyaka Forest in search of solitude after the monks in Kosambi did not take his advice in settling a quarrel among themselves.  During the period of his retreat in the forest, he was cared for by a monkey and elephant until the monks finally came to their senses and were reconciled.
Thus, Palelai is symbolic of a place of retreat and peace.

 

Aurora
Colorado
https://metaperl.gitlab.io/vipassana-dhura/

Meditation society headed by Achan Sobin (Namto Bhikkhu Sopako Bodhi).

Offering a precise, moment-to-moment mindfulness technique in the Thai/Burmese tradition. Learn sitting/walking meditation, the "Sixteen Stages of Insight," mindful eating, and more.

 

See also: https://www.reddit.com/r/theravada/comments/5xgre3/update_of_vipassana_dhura_meditation_society_pages/

Skiptvet
http://skogskloster.no/

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/

Mizoram
http://ariyagiri.blogspot.com/

A non-profit organization devoted solely to the dissemination of the Buddha’s Dhamma and charitable activities that help in the spread of Buddha-Dhamma around the globe and the alleviation of suffering everywhere.