Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

Great Gaddesden

Amaravati Buddhist Monastery is of the Theravadan Thai Forest Tradition, from the lineage of Laung Por Chah and Luang Por Sumedho. Currently the abbot is Ajahn Amaro. Offers meditation classes and retreats. Visitors are welcome.



Cittaviveka (pronounced chitta-vee-vayka) is also known as Chithurst Buddhist Monastery and is a monastery in the tradition of Theravada Buddhism, more specifically in the lineage of the Thai forest masters. As such it is a residence for bhikkhus (monks) and siladharas (nuns), where their life of training in ethics, meditation and renunciation can be supported in a quiet rural environment. The monastery is not a retreat centre, but a living environment of woodland, ponds, wildlife and human dwellings. The community welcomes men and women who wish to visit, stay as guests or make a commitment to the monastic life.


Lower Fulbrook

The Forest Hermitage (วัดป่าสันติธรรม) is a small, peaceful Buddhist monastery in the tradition of the Theravadan forest monasteries of N.E. Thailand and is a branch of Wat Nong Pah Pong, the late Luang Por Chah's principal monastery. The Buddha-Dhamma Fellowship is the supporting body that cares for both the Forest Hermitage and its annex, the nearby Wood Cottage. The community is led by Ven. Chao Khun Bhavanaviteht  (Luang Por Khemadhammo).



Hartridge monastery is a sanctuary in rural Devon, comprising 22 acres of land with a pond and new woodland, and accommodation based around an old farmhouse. The monastery is the residence for a small community of monks and novices practising in the Theravada tradition. The monks live as alms-mendicants, following a discipline based on guidelines established by the Buddha.

Although the monastery is primarily a place of monastic training for monks, visitors and guests are also welcome, to share the lifestyle of the community.

Newcastle upon Tyne

Harnham Buddhist Monastery is a Buddhist community on the borders of Scotland and England. The abbot, Ajahn Munindo, was ordained by the late Venerable Ajahn Chah of Wat Nong Pah Pong in NE Thailand in 1975. The community comprises a monastic residence of usually about 8 Sangha members and an adjacent lay retreat facility known as Kusala House.

Newton Abbot

Set in the rural quiet of South Devon, Gaia House - a retreat centre since the 1930s - offers retreats from various Buddhist traditions led by teachers from all over the world.


The Satipanya Buddhist Trust is grounded in the Buddhist Tradition of Theravada as practised in South-East Asia. We run retreats devoted to contemplative living and vipassana insight meditation in the tradition of the Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. The appointed Spiritual Director of the Trust is Bhante Bodhidhamma, an English Theravada monk of twenty years' standing.


This group follows the Thai Forest Sangha tradition, and meets weekly.

Bradford on Avon

The Aukana Buddhist Meditation Retreat centre was established in 1980 by the co-founders Alan and Jacqui James.The current spiritual head of the Trust is Paul Harris, who has been teaching the Buddha's path to enlightenment for ten years. The Trust supports two monasteries (one for monks, one for nuns) and a meditation centre, the House of Inner Tranquillity. It also publishes several books on Buddhism.


Sri Lankan Buddhist temple.