Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

Seattle
Washington

Clear Mountain’s first monastic, Venerable Nisabho, currently lives on the quiet periphery of the Seattle, going for alms most mornings at the Pike Place Market. On Saturday mornings, those interested gather at Saint Mark’s Cathedral for meditation and teaching. Another member of the Clear Mountain community, Ajahn Kovilo, contributes remotely for the time being and stays in the Seattle area during the winter and summer.

Kolkata
West Bengal

The Maha Bodhi Society of India is a charitable, non-profit Buddhist Association dedicated to fulfill the Mission of our Founder – Bodhisattva Anagarika Dharmapala, and for the propagation of The Buddha’s Message of wisdom, peace, compassion and non-violence towards all beings without discrimination of caste, creed, religion or nationality.

It is the premier international Buddhist organization founded by Bodhisattva Anagarika Dharmapala on 31st May 1891 at Colombo, Sri Lanka. At the onset, their main objective was to use it as a frontline vehicle for the worldwide followers of The Buddha, to have the right to worship the most holy Buddhagaya Temple, in Gaya district of the Bihar state, India – where Prince Siddhartha Gautama attained supreme Enlightenment, thus becoming The Tathagata Buddha. In addition, their objective was also to restore all places related to the life of The Buddha – The Most Compassionate One, to enable spread His unbounded Compassion upon sentient beings all over the World.
 
The Maha Bodhi’, the oldest Buddhist journal in English is being published by the Society since May 1892. It is through this journal, and other publications like Sambodhi, Dhammadhoot etc. the Society communicates and addresses with the world.

The Society has its centres in India with its Headquarters in Kolkata. It has centres in Buddhagaya, Sarnath, Lumbini, New Delhi, Bhubaneswar, Nowgarh and Lucknow. These centres not only propagate the Teaching of The Sakyamuni Buddha, but also are in social welfare activities and being of service to pilgrims of India and other countries by providing accommodation and necessary services.

The headquarters and the other centres of the society organise the Buddha Jayanti celebration on the auspicious day of Buddha Purnima (Vesak full moon day) and observe the Founder’s birth anniversary on 17th September each year.

Klaipeda

Meditation centre with resident Buddhist nun

Kampung Sungai Tiram
Johor

Santi Forest Monastery provides an avenue for the training of monastics and lay devotees committed to striving towards the path to Nibbāṇa; to accumulating and perfecting their Pāramī (Perfections) through the practice of Sīla (Precepts), Samādhi (Concentration) and Paññā (Wisdom).

Bahn Bung Wai
Ubon Rajathani

Wat Pah Nanachat is a Buddhist monastery in Northeast Thailand, in the Theravada Forest Tradition. It was established by Ajahn Chah.

 

Ban Tai
Surat Thani

Kow Tahm Insight Meditation Centre is situated on a mountainside, amongst unspoilt jungle and coconut plantations, overlooking the southern shoreline of Koh Phangan. This beautiful location has been offering meditation retreats for over 25 years.

Monthly English retreat

A ten-day retreat in English is conducted from the 10th to 20th of each month.

There is no online or pre-registration. You must register in person at the Kow Tham Center from 8:30am-4.00pm on the first day of the retreat (10th of the month).

Monthly Russian retreat

A ten-day retreat in Russian is conducted from the 23rd to the 30th of each month. This retreat began in April and will continue every month indefinitely. A translator will interpret all instructions and teachings.

Retreat break

Occasionally we will have a month with no retreat, or with a private retreat, to give the staff a rest. Please check for notices on the Home page and on @KowThamCenter at Twitter, and also contact Kow Tham, before finalising your plans for a retreat.

Uttaradit

The mission of Wat Pah Pateeparam is to train and preserve the Dhamma-Vinaya of Theravada Buddhism, the teachings and code of monastic discipline as laid down by the Buddha.

Rayong

Wat Marp Jan (WMJ) is a Thai forest monastery established 29 years ago by the current Abbot, Ajahn Anan Akiñcano. Following from the tradition that Luang Pu Chah, Ajahn Anan’s teacher, had set up, there is a strong dedication to upholding the Dhamma-Vinaya, the monastic code and discipline laid down by the Buddha as well as keeping an environment of quietitude, simplicity and communal harmony.

 

Hong Kong

推廣佛陀正法藉以陶冶眾生,喚醒世人的悟性,回歸自然的靈性生活,並提升個人品德,以促進社會的安寧與祥和,維護世界和平。

Hong Kong

The purpose of the association is threefold:

  1. Serving Hong Kong Sangha, International Sangha and Buddhists.
  2. Actively promote education and various social welfare undertakings to serve the society.
  3. Carry forward the Buddha's compassionate spirit anytime and anywhere.