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Santavana Forest Hermitage – Objectives

1. To practice the Buddha’s teaching and to uphold the spirit of the Buddha-dharma.
2. To concentrate on education for the Sangha (community of monks and nuns) and to realize the six unities of spirit: –
i. to live in harmony,
ii without dispute or
iii. disagreement, with
iv. concord of practice,
v. understanding and
vi. fair sharing of benefits.
3. To enhance the co-operation between the Sangha and the laity and to support the Triple Gems (Buddha, Dharma and Sangha) in accordance with the Dharma.
4. To teach Buddhism as an active, contemporary way of living in order to purify society and mankind.

Cherok Tokun
Pulau Pinang

Nandaka Vihara, a Buddhist monastery situated in Bukit Mertajam (Penang), is set up primarily for the practice of meditation. It is near to Cherok Tokun Forest Recreational Park. Activities conducted here include meditation classes & retreats, dhamma talks, temporary ordination, observance of 8 precepts, chanting class and Sunday dhamma class for children.

The Samatha-Vipassana way of meditation is taught here. First, the meditator is taught Anapanasati, meditation on in-breath & out-breath. Once the meditator is successful in Anapanasati, having attained all the stages of concentration, the meditation teacher will teach Vipassana. In Vipassana, the meditator is to realize what mental & physical phenomena are; and to understand their Impermanence, Suffering and Non-self nature.

Although prior knowledge of meditation is not necessary (as the meditation teacher will provide guidance to beginners), those who have previously practiced at Pa Auk Tawya Forest Monastery in Myanmar might have better theoretical understanding of the technique.

You are welcomed to practice meditation here under the guidance of our meditation teacher. You are also welcomed to join other activities such as dhamma talks, observance of 8 precepts, etc.

Directory of meditation centers in USA. Also helps to find Buddhist books.

Vallensbæk Strand

Visiting Monk of the Vihara Bhante Gnãnaratana, who came to the Vihara in June, 2000 is currently 36 years of age and he too is an erudite monk who was recommended by the High Authority of the Malwatte Chapter in Kandy, Sri Lanka. He has a BA Honours Degree and MA in Buddhist Philosophy from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. In addition, he has a diploma in education from the University of Colombo, in Sri Lanka. He comes to Copenhagen Vihara almost every weekend of every month from Sweden to serve the Sri Lankan Buddhist followers. He participates in Buddhist activities in Lund, Helsiengborg, and Malmo in Sweden.

Sakyadhita, the name of the International Association of Buddhist Women, means "Daughters of the Buddha."

The objectives of Sakyadhita, as expressed at its founding meeting in 1987 in Bodhgaya, India, are:

- To promote world peace through the practice of the Buddha's teachings

- To create a network of communications for Buddhist women throughout the world

- To promote harmony and understanding among the various Buddhist traditions

- To encourage and help educate women as teachers of Buddhadharma

- To provide improved facilities for women to study and practice the teachings

- To help establish the Bhikshuni Sangha (community of fully-ordained nuns) where it does not currently exist.

A list of Theravada temples in Vietnam.

Here you will find descriptions of retreat places that Dieter Baltruschat and others have kindly gathered and written down over the last few years. We try to keep this information accurate and up-to-date, so that it can be a reliable resource for Buddhist meditators.

Portal to most Czech Buddhist web sites, mainly Theravada.

The British Columbia Insight Meditation Society (BCIMS) is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Formed to connect and support Buddhist meditation communities in B.C. that practice in the Theravada tradition, we provide access to teachings through classes, sitting groups, study groups and retreats, and build sangha through community events and volunteer work.

We invite you to join us exploring the Buddha’s teachings on insight, generosity and kindness; and in awakening the body, mind and heart in formal meditation practice and in the challenge of daily life.

Objective:
To Promote unity and friendship amongst Malaysian Buddhists; to observe Buddha's Precepts; to propagate the Dharma; to promote social welfare works; to uplift human morality and to foster racial harmony.