Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory


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.


Sri Lankan Buddhist temple.




London Insight offers a programme of events based in the insight (vipassana) meditation tradition.

Together with a group of leading teachers, we explore the modern application of authentic Buddhist teachings in our lives.


Sri Lankan Buddhist temple.


We offer weekend retreats, day-long retreats and evening courses led by teachers associated with Gaia House retreat centre in Devon. We also offer a sitting group twice a month to share meditation practice and discussion.

ALBA started around 1994 at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in Hertfordshire, England, and was initially called the Upasika Training. Since then our name has changed, first to Amaravati Upasika Association and then to Amaravati Lay Buddhist Association. Upasika (and its female variant upasaka) are Buddhist scriptural terms referring to  sincere lay followers of the Buddha. Wanting to have a more understandable and less intimidating title, we chose - ALBA - Amaravati Lay Buddhist Association. ALBA also evokes 'albion' - which has a nice traditional ring of old England about it - and also means 'white' - which is how lay Buddhists are traditionally dressed, and also 'dawn' in Italian and Spanish.

ALBA is run by laypeople with the blessing of the ordained Sangha, and runs a series of days of practice and short retreats at Amaravati.


The Punjab Buddhist Society UK was formed by a small group of Non Resident Indians living in England. It was founded under the leadership of Ven. Chander Bodhi on 28th March 2004 with the strong support of the all India Bikkhu Sangha headed by the most Ven. Sangha Nayaka Sadanand Mahasthavir. It works for the spread of the teachings of the Buddha (Buddha Dhamma) and also for the benefit and welfare of the community and society as a whole.