Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

Descriptions of Asian Theravada Buddhist monasteries on the "Mapping Buddhist Monasteries" project website. This directory is especially valuable for finding Theravada monasteries in India, and the remnants of ancient Asian monasteries.

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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.

 

Dhammaruwan, born in a traditional Buddhist village in Sri Lanka became known for spontaneously chanting suttas in his early childhood. Having begun his meditation practice in his early childhood with the teachings of Anagarika Munindra, Dhammaruwan has since associated many world renowned Dhamma teachers. He has over 35 years of meditation and Dhamma practice. While still a teenager, in 1987, Dhammaruwan co-taught his first residential retreat with Bhikkhu Wannasara. He was trained for many years under Bhante Henepola Gunaratana Nayaka Thero, during which time he took temporary ordination as Samanera Dhammaratana. Dhammaruwan is a graduate of Insight Meditation Society's Teacher Training Program USA (2005). He founded the Nirodha Trust and the Nirodha City Centre. Dhammaruwan teaches worldwide and brings his students a complex teaching in simple and easy language.

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.