Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

London

The Centre has two principal aims: to promote the understanding of Buddhism in the West, and to preserve the Buddhist culture among its supporters.
At the Sri Saddhatissa International Buddhist Centre you might find:
* Dhamma and meditation classes
* celebrations of important days in the Buddhist calendar - Vesak, Poson, Esala, Kathina, and Sangamitta Day
* a daily religious service in the evening to the public [Buddhapuja] and Pirith chanting
* Inter-faith seminars
* visits to hospitals and homes for the sick
* offering of alms to the poor and the destitute on Vesak Day
* a reference and a lending library of valuable books
* Distinguished personalities, academics, and Buddhist scholars, from both the clergy and the laity, deliver public lectures, speeches and Dhamma talks at different intervals throughout the year.

 

Bristol

The centre is dedicated to providing access to talks on Theravada Buddhism and instruction on meditation for those living in Bristol and the South West.

The Amaravati Upasaka & Upasika Association. This is a site dedicated to Buddhist practice for lay-people. (People who are not ordained Buddhist monks and nuns.) Much of the content is related to the Theravadin Forest Sangha tradition.

Edinburgh

Offers weekly services. Supports the monastic community at Harnham Buddhist Monastery.

Lower Fulbrook

Founded on Magha Puja Day in February 1985 to make available facilities for the teaching and practice of Buddhism in Her Majesty's Prisons.

Sheffield

A small Buddhist group that meets on a weekly basis to meditate and discuss dhamma in the Thai Forest Tradition under the lineage of Venerable Ajahn Chah.

Helsinki

Nirodha is a Theravada Buddhist organization based in Helsinki, Finland. We organize weekly sittings, practice days, silent meditation retreats, courses, and study groups.

In Nirodha events, we practise vipassana (insight), samatha (concentration), and brahma vihara meditation. We do not have a teacher in Finland, but our active members facilitate discussions and give meditation instructions for beginners. The teachers of our retreats come from abroad; many of them have received their teacher training at Gaia House, England.

Nurmijärvi

Ihminen on luonnostaan sosiaalinen ja haluaa muodostaa yhteisöjä joissa voi vaalia omaa kulttuuriaan. Muuttaessaan uusille seuduille he tuovat mukanaan tämän kulttuurin ja haluavat tuoda ilmi mistä heidän identtiteettinsä muodostuu. Kun erilaiset kulttuurit kohtaavat, alkaa yleensä molemminpuoleinen tutustuminen niihin asioihin ja seikkoihin jotka muokkaavat ihmiset juuri sellaisiksi kuin he ovat. Näitä seikkoja ovat yleensä uskonto, kieli, asusteet, ruoka sekä yleinen elämäntapa. Watbuddharama tarjoaa buddhalaisille ja thaimaalaisille ihmisille tietoutta, sekä mahdollisuuden oman uskontonsa ja kulttuurin harjoittamiseen.

Järfälla

Stockholm Buddhist Vihara is a Buddhist temple of Theravada tradition. It was established in 1985 by the Sri Lanka-Sweden Buddhist Association in conjunction with the arrival of the first resident Venerable Monk to Stockholm. It is the first ever Buddhist temple that was formed in Scandinavia and the members are mostly of Sri Lankan origin.

Fredrika

Thai Buddhist temple.