Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory


SIM is a not-for-profit association to support insight (or vipassana) meditation, a practice that the Buddha himself founded over 2500 years ago. SIM organises workshops, talks and retreats with both Australia-based and overseas renowned meditation teachers. The programs, except where noted, are suitable for beginning as well as experienced meditators. SIM does not offer weekly sittings but is affiliated with several local meditation groups (sanghas) which do.


Tallowwood Sangha is a meditation group practicing in the Insight Meditation tradition under the guidance of Sexton Bourke and Will James, both members of the Insight Teacher Circle Australia.


Edensor Park

Wat Phrayortkeo temple belongs spiritually to the Lao Buddhist community and to all Buddhists throughout NSW. and Australia as a whole. It is a sacred place where all Buddhists may gather to express their religion and culture. This temple is a place where all Lao Buddhists can worship, celebrate and find a serene life.



The Panditarama Sydney Meditation Centre (PSMC) was established in 2000 by our Venerable Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa of Panditarama Shwe Taungone Meditation Centre of Yangon to contribute the experience of Dhamma to meditators (yogis). It is one of the Buddhist meditation institutions in Sydney and it is open all year round.



The Lankarama Buddhist temple is a place of devotion, worship and meditation for all Buddhists. It is a place of assembly for people interested in the teachings of the Buddha and the practice of Buddhism. It is an abode for resident and visiting Buddhist monks. Abbot: Ven. Rajakeeya Pandita Dhammagavesi.


Wisemans Ferry

Wat Buddha Dhamma is a Theravadin Forest Monastery devoted to the training of monks, nuns and lay practitioners. People are welcome to visit and it is possible to arrange to stay as a guest for a period of time, sharing in the lifestyle of the monastic community. The Wat encourages the development of seclusion, simplicity and renunciation. It is the dedicated commitment to this way of life that facilitates a communal atmosphere where people of diverse backgrounds, nationalities, and personalities can live in harmony and to practice the Teachings of the Lord Buddha to realise Ultimate Liberation.



The Buddhist Library and Meditation Centre is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit religious and educational organization based in Camperdown, Sydney. The centre was founded in 1992 by a group of individuals committed to raising public awareness about Buddhism. The core aim is to provide courses, information and Buddhist resources to its members, the public, other Buddhist organisation in Australia, and the media.



Sunnataram Forest Monastery is a Theravada Buddhist monastery in the Thai forest tradition. The monastery was established in July 1990, and is situated on the outskirts of Bundanoon in the Southern Highlands.


Peats Ridge

Aloka has a meditation programme suitable for beginners and practitioners. Many people have come to Aloka to learn to meditate and benefited from this important living skill.


North Sydney

An Insight Meditation (Vipassana) sitting group based on the North Shore of Sydney and under the general guidance of Subhana Barzaghi. The group is for people who have some background in meditation and who are comfortable sitting for 40 minutes in silence.