Organizations

Phai Khwang
Chang Wat Suphan Buri
http://www.watsai.net/eng/index.php

Insight Meditation Practicing Clear Comprehension in accordance with the Mahasatipatthana Sutta
By Ven. Phra Acharn Dhammadharo Bhikkhu

It was established by Ven.Phra Acharn Dhammadharo Bhikkhu, situated in a peaceful and comfortable place, in the area of 80 rai ( 32 acres ).
Every year, people from many parts of Thailand come to attend the insight meditation trainning course, assisted by senior monks. Most people are monks, novices, nuns, laypeople; groups of teachers and students, people from different departments.

Москва
http://forestsangha.ru/
Этот сайт является проектом, который объединяет буддистов различных традиций, йогов, психологов. Всех нас связывает желанием побольше узнать об Дхамме Аджана Чаа и его учениках из монастырей как Востока, так и Запада.

Основная задача этого сайта - информировать о приездах и проводящихся ретритах (практических курсах) учителей, учеников Ланг По Чаа.
Сейчас еще не так много переведено книг с учениями монахов и монахинь этой традиции на русский язык . Мы собираемся по-немногу восполнять этот пробел. Кому это интересно – присоединяйтесь!

Нашими общими усилиями уже были организованы приезды и ретриты в Россию и Украину учителей: Аджана Сумедо, Аджана Амаро, Аджана Джаясаро, Аджана Вимало, Аджана Ньянарато, Аджана Ньянадассано и Аджана Титамеды.

 

Yangon
http://www.thabarwa.org

Thabarwa Center is open full-time, 24 hours a day, seven days a week without recess. It is the sanctuary for persons from all regions of Myanmar who seek refuge for care and attention and desire to practice meditation.

The center provides sanctuary for more than 2,400 yogis (as of February 2014) including aged persons, sick, infirm, blind, deaf, disabled, mental cases, homeless and helpless. Sanctuary is provided without discrimination or restriction as to number, time, age, health condition, nationality, social status, religion, etc.

Food, lodging and teaching are provided free of charge.

It is the place where volunteers can donate their skills, time, energy, labor, money and materials to gain merit and practice meditation for a worthy cause, and to look after the welfare of the residents taking refuge at Thabarwa Center. Thabarwa channels the money and materials received in donations to provide a peaceful venue for people to practice Dhamma without worry.

Mingaladon Township
http://www.meditation-in-burma.com/en/index.php

The meditation practiced at the centre is Vipassana Meditation or Mindfulness Meditation based on Sattipatthana Sutta and the Mahasi Sayadaw method. Meditators meditate from 4.00h a.m. until 9.00h p.m. Sitting and walking meditation are alternated. The rest of the time will be filled with an attentive and slow performance of daily routines such as getting up, washing, getting dressed, eating, taking a shower and so on. It is very important to create a continuous and uninterrupted attentiveness at all times and during every possible activity.

The instructions, interviews, and Dhamma talks of Sayadaw U Indaka are translated into English. When Ven. Virañani is present, she can provide instruction in English, and also understands French. When Ariya Baumann is at the centre, she gives talks in English and can also offer one-on-one instructions in Swiss German, German, and French.

Los Angeles
CA
http://www.mettagroup.org

Founded by George Haas in 2003 and named the Best Online Buddhist Meditation by Los Angeles Magazine in 2011, Mettagroup uses Vipassanā, or insight meditation, as a way to help students live a meaningful life. Drawing from 2500-year-old Buddhist teachings and John Bowlby's Attachment Theory, the Mettagroup techniques serve as a model of how to connect with other people, and how to be completely yourself in relationships with others and with work.

Commonly referred to as "mindfulness," Vipassanā meditation is focused on living more peacefully, compassionately and wisely. Derived from the Theravada school of Buddhism, the techniques are widely acknowledged as effective ways to manage pain, stress, compulsiveness and are often used in conjunction with psychotherapy.

Most Mettagroup students begin with Morning Meditation, a guided meditation held via conference call six days a week with founding teacher George Haas. In addition, we offer several intensive courses throughout the year, as well as multiple retreats every year and ongoing one-on-one mentoring with experienced teachers. Read more in our classes section, or sign up for our newsletter and we'll let you know about courses and special events.

Cincinnati
Ohio
http://www.ohiobuddhistvihara.org/

Our temple serves anyone interested in studying and practicing Buddhism. Using the original doctrines and practices taught by the Buddha 2500 years ago, we follow and practice the oldest version of the Buddha's teaching in the Theravada tradition. The resident monks come from Sri Lanka where the Buddha's Complete Canon was first written down from an oral tradition.

Oklahoma City
OK
http://www.oklahomabuddhistvihara.org/

Oklahoma Buddhist Vihāra is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and practice of the teachings of the Buddha. The Oklahoma Buddhist Vihāra (OKBV) began as the Oklahoma Buddhist Center in 2007 located in Del City, OK. The center moved in 2009 to South Oklahoma City and in 2014 relocated to North Oklahoma City where the name was changed. The land and property of the new location were donated on June 30th, 2014 by Mrs. Shani Wijay in memory of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Shelton P. Jayasinghe. OKBV is a residence house currently accommodating resident monks.

The Vihāra's aim is to develop and serve a spiritual community throughout Oklahoma.

Our resident monks are trained in the Theravāda tradition, but we invite people of all traditions and faiths to practice with us. Everyone is welcome. Please, invite anyone you find interested in Meditation, Buddhism, Yoga or Sanskrit and Pāli to visit and practice with us.

Prescott
Arizona
http://www.prescottinsightmeditation.org/

Vipassana group that holds silent meditation on Tuesday evenings.

London
http://www.myanmarnet.net/nibbana/london.htm

Details of retreats and Dhamma teachings.

See also: http://www.londonvihara.org.uk

 

Ljubljana
http://www.slo-theravada.org

Društvo theravadskih budistov Bhavana je bilo ustanovljeno na dan Pavarane, dne 10. oktobra 2003. Sedež društva je v Ljubljani, Andreaševa 1. Društvo združuje ljudi, ki jih zanima budistična misel in praksa, s posebnim poudarkom na theravadski tradiciji, ter razvijanje te tradicije skozi meditativne, filozofske in moralno etične vidike.

Amsterdam
http://www.dhammadipa.nl/

Dhammadipa is een vipassana meditatiecentrum in de traditie van Mahasi Sayadaw. Het biedt begeleiding voor en mogelijkheden tot:

- beoefening van vipassana meditatie,

- bestudering van de leer van de Boeddha (dhamma en abhidhamma),

- aanverwante activiteiten zoals themadagen rond bijvoorbeeld metta meditatie.

Wien
http://www.dhammazentrum.at/
Zentrum fr Buddhistische Ausbildung und Kultur.
Leiter: Bhante Dr. Seelawansa.
Salzburg
https://www.theravada-salzburg.at/

Die Theravada Gruppe Salzburg hat die Lehre und Praxis des Theravada-Buddhismus nach dem Pali-Kanon zum Ziel. Bei der Meditation wird vor allem die Vipassana-Meditation als Technik angewandt.

 

Rivière
http://www.dhammagroupbrussels.be/en/dhammaramsi-center/

Le Dhamma Group de Bruxelles existe depuis 1986. Il s’agit d’une association bouddhiste de tradition théravada dont le but est principalement de faire connaître et de diffuser la méditation vipassana telle qu’elle pratiquée en Birmanie.

Joshua Tree
California
http://www.dhammadena.com

Dhamma Dena, a Vipassana Buddhist center,  was founded almost forty years ago by pioneer Buddhist teacher Ruth Denison, one of only four westerners initiated as a teacher by the eminent Burmese meditation master Sayagi U Ba Khin.  The Center is named for Dhammadina, a female disciple of the Buddha, and is situated in the Mojave Desert of California, near Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Monument. 

Dhamma Dena offers daily meditation in the dharma hall, as well as offering several retreats each year.  Ruth Denison created an enduring and unique method of practicing Vipassana, focused on mindfulness in every moment, with the attention always to this present moment, as experienced directly through the movement and sensations of the body.  This  unique style of Vipassana meditation has influenced most of the contemporary Theravada teachers in the West, who now incorporate some form of mindful movement into their retreats. This style of teaching remains the hallmark of our center, and is carried on by her appointed teachers, with the same beautiful benefits to all who join us to practice here...

Visitors are always welcome for daily meditation or formal retreats.  Dedicated dharma practitioners who are able to be self-sufficient and independent may contact the center to arrange for personal practice time here, after discussing your needs with the staff.  Feel free to contact the Center about the possibility of a visit.

http://www.chanmyaysin.org

The aim of the society is to conduct Vipassana discourses annually as well as to perform various religious activities under the guidance of our Venerable Chanmyay Sayadaw. The main aims are as follows.

1. To create a meditation center for the yogis to practice meditation any day whole year round.

2. To have residing Sayadaws who can teach Vipassana meditation in English, Burmese and Chinese.

3. To conduct teaching sessions on Buddhism, Burmese tradition and Culture, and Myanmar language to overseas Myanmar children.

Yangon
http://chanmyaysayadaw.org/about-chanmyay-yeiktha

Chanmyay Yeiktha ('Peaceful Hermitage') is a Buddhist meditation centre in Rangoon, Myanmar (Burma) where the teachers are senior Buddhist monks who teach Vipassana (Insight) meditation in Myanmar and English languages. Anyone who takes a keen interest in mental development can practise meditation here, regardless of sex, race, nationality and religion.

Sapporo
http://spr-dhamma.blogspot.jp

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Vientiane
http://vatongtue.blogspot.com

This site is designed to promote and propagate Buddhism and Lao culture.

Kowloon
https://hkims.org/en/

The Society will:
* organize weekly group meditation sittings and monthly weekend retreats.
* foster discussions on how to incorporate the Dhamma into our everyday life and live mindfully, guided by our ultimate core values.
* invite teachers to lead intensive meditation retreats and give Dhamma Talks.
* organize classes to study and gain deeper understanding of the Buddha's Teachings.
* print free Dhamma booklets and materials to disseminate the Buddha's Teachings.
* maintain a website to provide information on the Society's activities, upcoming retreats, and inspiring articles and writings.