The official website of the Birmingham Buddhist Vihara and the Talaka Pagoda, which are supported mostly by the Burmese community and native-born Buddhists. Details of the history of the Vihara, resident monks, Vihara activities, articles on Buddhism and a list of publications.
The Bodhgaya Development Association (BDA) is a small organisation set up to support projects in the Bodhgaya region of Bihar State in India. The BDA currently provides funds for two projects. The Pragya Vihar School provides education for children of the very poor who would otherwise receive no schooling. Mahisi Gyanodaya Abhiyan is a literacy project (administered by Sister Jessie) which uses a unique model of self-help for participating villages.
The monastery is situated in the western suburb of Ellen Grove and its premises has been blessed with a flourishing Bo-Tree which not only evokes the deep devotion in the minds of people, but also lifts the aesthetics of the surrounding serene environment. SLBM is maintained by the Buddhist community and it serves the spiritual needs of a large number of devoted Buddhists residing in suburban Brisbane and also, other provincial cities and towns in Queensland. The volunteer work of the Resident monks and the supportive role played by the laity by way of monetary donations help the long-term sustenance and progressive development of the monastery.
The monastery in the Forest tradition is a residence for Buddhist monks and those who wish to train as Buddhist monks. It also functions as a spiritual sanctuary for interested friends who may visit for varying periods of time.
An organization of lay Buddhists who contribute for the development of religion and for socio-economic development of Sri Lanka.
The Centre was founded by the Late Venerable Walane Amathagavesi Thero in 1991. He conducted meditation classes and started regular 14-day Meditation retreats from February 1994, without interruption. These retreats are conuinued today to the benefit of thousands of devotees from Sri Lanka, Singapore, Canada, Australia, USA and even Japan.