Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

Koh Phangan
Surat Thani

Indriya Retreat is a new donation-based Dhamma and Meditation Centre established to take the opportunities of practising vipassana meditation to international travellers. We are located in the jungle off ‘Coconut Lane’, near the village of Srithanu on the island of Koh Phangan. Situated along a small stream and nestled amongst established fruit trees and tropical plants, the 2.5-acre (one hectare) site is secluded and peaceful. The meditation centre serves spiritual seekers arriving on the island in search of the Buddha’s Teaching. The residential retreats are conducted in English and Russian. Everyone is welcome to experience the Buddha’s Teaching.

The Venerable Ajahn Poh, Abbot of Suan Mokkh and disciple of Venerable Ajahn Buddhadasa, is the Spiritual Father of Indriya Retreat. Indriya Retreat and Anthony receive his confidence, support and guidance on a regular basis.

Ann Arbor
Michigan

We are a Buddhist dharma community in the Theravada tradition.  All are welcome.  We support beginners and advanced meditators.

México

La Casa de Meditación Vipassana se funda en México en el año 1985, bajo la guía espiritual del Muy Venerable Ajahn Tong Sirimangalo (Venerable Chao Khun Phra Raja Prommajahn). Es entonces cuando se transmiten por primera vez en nuestro país las enseñanzas de la tradición del Budismo Theravada y la práctica de la meditación de introspección Vipassana, legadas por los Theras, o monjes más antiguos, y que son las más cercanas a las enseñanzas del Buda Histórico (Sidharta Gautama). La Fundadora, Guía Espiritual Residente y representante del Muy Venerable Ajan Tong en México es Chakkaratani (Vicky Gurza), quien recibiera la enseñanza y la preparación directamente del Muy Venerable en el año de 1984 en Tailandia. La semilla sembrada desde entonces ha germinado en otros grupos o escuelas de meditación Vipassana.

Hillsboro
OR

The mission of the Oregon Buddhist Vihara is to share the Buddha's message of Peace and Happiness and help to create peace and harmony within and ourselves and in the surrounding world. Vihara is open to people of all faith traditions and cultures. We welcome you come and see, to participate in spiritual practices such as meditation, sila bhavana, Dhamma discussions and community events.

 

Richmond
Virginia

Offers weekly group Vipassana meditation.

Gaithersburg
MD

This rural meditation retreat facility is a branch of the Washington Buddhist Vihara.

It is the fulfillment of the long-held dream of Bhante Maharagama Dhammasiri to honor his beloved teacher, the late Ven. Madihe Pannasiha Mahanayaka Thera. Lion of wisdom is the translation of the pali word pannasiha. Panna means wisdom and siha is a lion. The lion is the fearless king of animals, while Wisdom is the fearless king of the mind.

It is the purpose of this center to be a refuge from the hustle and bustle of city life and provide access to the slower nature vibrations of the rural countryside conducive to mindfulness meditation practice. There has long been a need for a meditation retreat center not too far from the tri-state metropolitan areas of Washington, Maryland and Northern Virginia.

Ilford

Theravada Buddhist temple with resident monks from Sri Lanka.  Located in Ilford which is in the London Borough of Redbridge (north-eastern part of Greater London, bordering the county of Essex).  Ilford Train Station is a 3 minute walk from the temple.  Ilford Train Station is a 20 minute direct train journey from one of central London's main train stations (London Liverpool Street Train Station).  The monks are supported through daily alms by a community of lay supporters.  There are two daily pujas (chanting sessions reciting key teachings of the Buddha in the ancient Pali language) at 6:30am and 6:30pm, as well as weekend, monthly and yearly programmes and events.

White Salmon
WA

In the hills above White Salmon and Bingen on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, is the home of a small group of Theravada Buddhist monks. The Pacific Hermitage is a branch of Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in Redwood Valley, California. Established in the summer of 2010 on five acres of leased land, the Hermitage is a place of solitude for these monks who devote their lives to meditation and simple living.

Singapore

Wat Palelai was founded on 3 Apr 1962 by Phrakru Prakassa Dhammakhun, who was also fondly known as Luang Phor, meaning "Venerable Father". Wat Palelai (Wat means "Temple" in Thai) practises the Theravada Buddhist Tradition, in the Meditation Forest Tradition of Thailand.
The name Palelai is derived from the Pali name, Parileyyaka, after Parileyyaka Forest. It reminds us of the occasion when the Buddha went into retreat in the Parileyyaka Forest in search of solitude after the monks in Kosambi did not take his advice in settling a quarrel among themselves.  During the period of his retreat in the forest, he was cared for by a monkey and elephant until the monks finally came to their senses and were reconciled.
Thus, Palelai is symbolic of a place of retreat and peace.

 

Aurora
Colorado

Meditation society headed by Achan Sobin (Namto Bhikkhu Sopako Bodhi).

Offering a precise, moment-to-moment mindfulness technique in the Thai/Burmese tradition. Learn sitting/walking meditation, the "Sixteen Stages of Insight," mindful eating, and more.

 

See also: https://www.reddit.com/r/theravada/comments/5xgre3/update_of_vipassana_dhura_meditation_society_pages/