Theravada Buddhism Websites

Buddhism Links

Links to Theravada Buddhism

Access to Insight - A library of readings from Theravada Buddhism. Search, browse, and download over 600 translated discourses by the Buddha, plus many transcriptions of Dhamma books and talks.

Abhidhamma Vipassana - Books and articles about Theravada Buddhism.

Buddhism - Outline of Buddhist beliefs and practises from "Religious Tolerance" site.

Buddhism - Perspectives on Buddhism from Dr B B Ambedkar, the Indian social activist, and his followers.

Buddhism and Everything - Basics of Buddhism, Suttas, personal experiences and discussion forums.

Buddhism Depot - Scriptures, mudras, virtual temple, discussion, live chat, recommended reading and art gallery.

Buddhism for the Lay Practitioner - For those who are interested in discovering Theravada Buddhism from a lay perspective.

Buddhist path of the Upasika - An essay on the power of mindfulness in daily life.

Chieng Mai Dhamma Study Group - A collection of books, essays, talks and reflections centering on Theravada Buddhism.

Contemplatives, Singapore - An MSN community dedicated to the Teachers of the Forest Meditation Tradition (Kammathana) of Thailand.

Dhamma Net - Articles by Theravada Buddhists around the world.

Dhamma Server - The Sri Lankan version of the Pali Canon, much of which is translated into English.

Dhamma Study - Articles by Nina van Gorkom, Sujin Boriharnwanaket, and others on meditation, vipassana, citta, and satipatthana.

Dhamma Talks - MP3s of Dhamma talks given by various teachers in the Theravadin Forest Sangha tradition.

Dhammaduta - Describes the establishment of the bhikkhu Sangha or Order of Monks in countries outside S.E. Asia.

dhammakaya - Website of the Dhammakaya Foundation, which promotes a specific style of meditation practice.

Dhammakaya Foundation - Thailand-based foundation that promotes meditation as a way to inner and world peace.

DhammaWeb - Theravada Buddhism in the UK. Many articles and discources.

Dharmastream - Over 30 dharma talks by Jack Kornfield, Ajahn Sumedho, Ajahn Candasiri and many others.

eDhamma.Com: A Window to Theravada Buddhism - A collection of Dhamma teachings and Sutta recitations.

Ehi-passika - An edited version of the Venerable Buddharakkhita's translation of The Dhammapada.

Ethical Particularism in Theravada Buddhism - An article on the site of the Journal of Buddhist Ethics.

Finding the Way - Buddhists of various nationalities describe their varied ways of finding the Buddha Dhamma.

Forest Sangha - links to Theravadin Buddhist monasteries in the West and in Thailand, links to newsletters and Dhamma-talks of Ajahn Chah and his disciples.

How to become a Buddhist - A Do-It-Yourself guide to taking the Three Refuges and becoming a Buddhist.

Insight Meditation - Writings by Christopher Titmuss, co-founder of Gaia House in Devon,and details of retreats.

Jhana Support Group - Peer level support group and resource for practicioners of jhana.

A Manual of Buddhism - An introduction to Theravada Buddhism. - Translations of the Tipitaka, teachings and articles on Theravada Buddhism and cultural aspects.

Sadhu! The Theravada Buddhism Web Directory - An extensive, searchable web directory of Theravada Buddhism.

Sinhala Buddhism - A bibliography of the Sri Lankan form of Theravada, from the Journal of Buddhist Ethics.

Thailand Buddhism World Wide Web - Thai Buddhist articles in English and Thai.

Theravada - A detailed introduction to Theravada Buddhism.

Theravada Buddhist InfoWeb - Directory.

Theravada Buddhist Society of America. - News, information and articles. - Information based on the Pali canon, and Buddhist news.

Urban Dharma... Buddhism for Urban America - Buddhism for urban America. A large site with a wide range of articles.


International Meditation Centres - Courses and schedules for six centers that provide facilities for the instruction and practice of Theravada Buddhist meditation in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. Links and contact information for related centers worldwide.

Vipassana Meditation - Homepage of the organization which offers vipassana meditation courses as taught by S. N. Goenka, at many centres across India and some abroad.


Berwick: Sakyamuni Sambuddha Vihara - Vihara affiliated to the Siri Vajiragnana Dharmayathanaya in Sri Lanka. Offers programme of events and classes.

Blackheath NSW: Vipassana Meditation Centre - Local homepage of NSW Centre offering Vipassana Meditation courses as taught by S. N. Goenka

Brookton Western Australia Vipassana Meditation Center - Center running 10 day retreats in the S.N. Goenka tradition.

Buddhist Society of Western Australia - Established to encourage the teaching, practice and realisation of the Dhamma (the Buddhist word for "Truth") with special emphasis on Theravada Buddhism.

East Malvern: Buddhist Society of Victoria - Offers regular group meditation.

Hobart Tasmania Vipassana Meditation Center - Center running 10 day retreats in the S.N. Goenka tradition.

Hobart Tasmania: Vipassana Meditation Tasmania - Offers courses in Vipassana Meditation in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin as taught by S.N. Goenka and his assistant teachers.

Medlow Bath: Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre - Offers an extensive schedule of meditation retreats.

Perth: International Meditation Centre Western Australia - In the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. Information on courses in Vipassana meditation.

Pomona QLD: Dhamma Rasmi - Vipassana Centre Queensland - Offering courses in Vipassana Meditation in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin as taught by S.N. GOENKA and his Assistant Teachers.

Pomona Queensland Vipassana Meditation Center - Center running 10 day retreats in the S. N. Goenka tradition.

Shorncliffe Queensland: Meditation Group - Holds regular meetings for study, meditation, the cultivation of Loving-Kindness. Includes personal statements from practitioners and book recommendations.

Springvale, Victoria: Dhamma Sukha Meditation Centre - Offers meditation and Dhamma talks. Includes photo gallery and schedule of events.

Sri Lankan Buddhist Temples in Australia - Contact details and links.

Sunnataram Forest Monastery - Thai forest monastery near Bundanoon, offering a program of retreats.

Sunshine, NSW: International Meditation Centre - Theravada Buddhist Meditation in the Tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin.

Sydney Insight Meditators - Organises meditation talks, retreats, and workshops. Includes calendar of events, and links to affiliated organisations.

Wisemans Ferry, NSW: Wat Buddha Dhamma Retreat Centre - Offers retreat facilities within the Dharug National Park. Includes schedule of events.

Woori Yallock VIC: Vipassana Centre Victoria - Offers courses in Vipassana Meditation in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin as taught by S.N. Goenka and his assistant teachers.

Woori Yallock Victoria Vipassana Meditation Center - Center running 10 day retreats in the S.N. Goenka tradition.


Parbatya Bouddha Mission, Khagrachari Hill Tracts - Describes their cultural and child-welfare programs that benefit the people of the Chittagong Hill Tracts.


Vipassana Meditation Centre Dhamma Pajjota, Dilsen - Schedule of courses in the tradition of S.N.Goenka, information about Vipassana and the center.


Merritt: Dhamma Surabhi - Vipassana Meditation Centre of BC - Offering courses in Vipassana Meditation in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin as taught by S.N. GOENKA and his Assistant Teachers.

Princeton: Birken Forest Monastery - Theravada Buddhist monastery in the 'Forest Tradition' located in the heart of British Columbia. Day visits, short and long retreats, and ordination are possible.

Theravada Buddhist Community of Vancouver - Offers meditation and study in the Thai Forest tradition. Includes dharma teachings and an event schedule.

Vancouver: The Westcoast Dharma Society - Offers Vipassana and Metta practice.

Vipassana BC - An organization based in Vancouver that supports a community of meditators in the Theravadan, with teachers trained at Spirit Rock under the guidance of Jack Kornfield.

Caledon East: Wat LaoVeluwanaram - Laotian Theravadan Buddhist Temple.

Muskoka: Buddha Sasana Yeiktha - A residential meditation retreat center of forest hermitage style of the Theravada Vipassana (Insight) Meditation tradition, lineaged to the Mahasi method of meditation. Offers Vipassana (Insight) meditation retreats to individuals or groups.

Niagara Falls: Wat Ratchadham 2 - Thai Theravadan tradition.

Ontario Vipassana Centre - Offers Vipassana meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka. Includes course schedule.

Ottawa Buddhist Society - Serves Theravada Buddhists of all nationalities in and around Ottawa. Focuses primarily on Buddhist teachings in the Theravada tradition as practiced in the forest monasteries of Sri Lanka, Thailand and Burma.

Thunder Bay: Arrow River Community Center - A Theravada Buddhist monastery and retreat centre located in Northern Ontario. Features information about the center, dhamma summaries and essays.

Vipassana Meditation Ontario - Vipassana events in Ontario, in the tradition of S.N. GOENKA and his Assistant Teachers.

Montreal Vipassana Meditation Center - Center running 10 day retreats in the S.N. Goenka tradition.


Dhamma Geha Vipassana Meditation House - Offer courses in Vipassana meditation in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin as taught by S.N. Goenka


Kusinagara: Wat Thai Kusinara Chalermraj - Thai Buddhist Temple in India at the location of Buddha's Nirvana at Kushinagar. A project of returning Buddhism to the land of its origin.

Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre, Ladakh - Provides information about their spiritual and humanitarian services, opportunities for sponsorship or volunteering.

Mahabodhi Society, Bangalore - Provides education and bhikkhu training. Includes details of talks and meditation classes.

Secunderabad: Ananda Buddha Vihara - Offers buddhist teachings and practice.

Vipassana Meditation Centers In India - Schedule of courses and contact information for over 20 centers in various regions of India.


Italian Vipassana Meditation Centre, Gropparello - Schedule of courses and contact information.


Batu Pahat: Bhaddekaratta Hermitage - Meditation center for serious practitioners. Includes photo gallery.

Buddha Dhamma Centre - English speaking Theravada buddhist centre in Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

The Buddhist Missionary Society of Malaysia - Offers teachings, publications, and an FAQ. Also runs classes.

Petaling Jaya: Bandar Utama Buddhist Society - Community-based group provides schedule of activities, photographs, newsletters, Buddhist teachings.

Pulau Pinang: Vivekavana Solitude Grove - Theravadan monastery.

Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary - A Buddhist sanctuary for the training of Theravada Buddhist monks in the theory and practice of the Dhammavinaya. Dedicated to evolving a modern Theravada Buddhist identity guided by the sutras.

Than Hsiang Temple - Serves to promote Buddhist education and welfare activities through a systematic and quality-based organisation and methods.


Centro Mexicano del Buddhismo Theravada - Offers study and practice in Mexico and other Latin-American countries.


Vipassana Centre, Yangon - Schedule of courses and contact information.


Nepal Vipassana Centre, Kathmandu - Course schedule and contact information.

Vipassana Centre, Lumbini - Schedule of courses and contact information.


Waalwijk: Wat Buddharama, The Buddharama Temple - Theravadan practice center.

New Zealand

Christchurch: Southern Insight Meditation - A non-profit, non-sectarian group run by volunteers which makes available the teachings and practice of Insight (Vipassana) Meditation through retreats, courses and talks.

Christchurch: Wat Buddha Samakhee - Theravada Buddhist monastery.

Kaukapakapa Vipassana Meditation Center - Center running 10 day retreats in the S.N. Goenka tradition.

Tairua: Te Moata - Offers regular Insight Meditation retreats and many other workshops.


Buddha Vihara Society Singapore - News and activities.

Mongkol Dharm Centre - Dedicated to the practice of the Theravada tradition according to the teachings of the late Mongkol Thepmuni. Includes biography, chants, and activity schedule.

Samadhi Buddhist Society - Information on charities, chanting, and tours.

Sasanaramsi - Burmese Buddhist Temple. Includes details of activities and contacts.

Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore) - aimed at providing a place for all (buddhist and non-buddhist alike) who are interested in studying and practising the essence of the Buddha's teachings. Retreat schedule, regular programs, teachers (Sayadaw U Pannathami, Sayadaw U Pannananda), activities, photos, general information.

South Africa

Emoyeni Retreat Centre - Situated near Rustenburg in North West Province of South Africa, Emoyeni offers retreat facilities in an atmosphere of quiet and peaceful mountain landscape.

Ixopo: The Buddhist Retreat Centre - A traditional, semi-monastic environment for the study and practice of Buddhism. Offers Vipassana meditation instruction and retreats.


Spanish Vipassana Center, Barcelona - Schedule of courses and contact information.

Sri Lanka

Kolonnawa: Young Men's Buddhist Association - A voluntary organization serving the social, economic, educational and spiritual needs of Buddhists and others. Includes news, events and services offered.

Vipassana Meditation Centre, Kandy - Schedule of courses and contact information.

Vipassana Meditation Centres in Sri Lanka - List of centres where instruction in English is available.


Sangha Vipassanagruppen - About the community, programs, tapes of dharma talks, links. In Swedish and English.


Meditation Center Beatenberg - Offers Vipassana meditation retreats.

St Imier Vipassana Center - Vipassana center offering retreats in the S N Goenka tradition.


Vipassana Centre, Taichung - Schedule of courses and contact information.


Bangkok: House of Dhamma - Offers Vipassana (Insight) meditation classes.

Bangkok: Wat Nak Prok - A private Theravada temple, founded about 1748, in the Mahanikaya branch.

Chonburi: Boonkanjanaram Meditation Center - Offers private kutis for quiet meditation. Foreigners, and Thais alike are welcome.

Dhammakaya Buddhist Meditation Institute - A Buddhist monastery located at Wat Luang Phor Sod Dhammakayaram, teaching Dhammakaya meditation. Information about the practice, calendar of retreats and sessions.

International Buddhism Center - Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep offers retreats and study. Includes photo gallery.

Nonthaburi : Wat Sanghathan Meditation Center - A retreat center offering retreats based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, Mindfulness with breathing and other methods as taught in the Tripitaka.

Phitsanulok Vipassana Meditation Center - Center running 10 day retreats in the S.N. Goenka tradition.

Sirimangalo Insight Meditation Organisation - Vipassana Insight Meditation practice taught by Phra Rajaprommajarn. Includes links to other centers across the world.

Sivali - Travel packages to this meditation centre in northern Thailand.

Sivali Centre - Retreat Centre in Chiang Mai.

Suan Mokkh - Online group supporting the teachings of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu, who became famous and controversial in Siam for his fresh, radical, provocative reinterpretation of Theravada Buddhism.

Thai Bhikkhunis - Details events at the Songdhammakalyani temple, Nakhonpathom. [Flash]

Wat Bowonnievet Vihara - Wat Bowonniwet Vihara is a Royal Buddhist monastery of the Dhammayut tradition, located on the northeast side of Bangkok's Ratanakosin island, just inside the ancient wall bordering Banglumpoo canal, on Pra Sumeru road.

Wat Kow Tahm - A Center offering 10 day retreats, located in Koh Phangan.

Wat Thaton, Chiangmai Province - A Buddhist temple for study and meditation. The abbot of Wat Thaton is Phra Wimol Kitisarn ('Acharn Saman'), who is also the president of the Sangha of Mae Ai District.

United Kingdom

Birmingham: Buddhavihara Temple - Thai and Indian Theravadan Buddhist temple.

Birmingham Buddhist Vihara - Details of the history of the Vihara, resident monks, Vihara activities, articles on Buddhism and a list of publications.

Bradford: Aukana Trust - The Trust supports two monasteries (one for monks, one for nuns) and a meditation centre, the House of Inner Tranquillity. It also publishes several books on Buddhism.

Buddha Community - Amaravati Buddhist Monastery near Hemel Hempstead present teachings and upasaka and upasika events throughout the UK. Community newsletter and courses at the monastery.

Buddhist Group of Kendal - Holds monthly open meetings.

East London: Buddha Vihara - Buddha Vihara is a Buddhist Temple started by the Ambedkar International Mission to serve the Buddhist community.

Great Gaddesden: Amaravati Buddhist Monastery - Thai Forest tradition. Includes history, teachings, and details of retreats.

Hereford Vipassana Meditation Centre - Offers frequent meditation courses in the tradition of S. N. Goenka.

Lancashire : Mahasi Dhamma Fellowship - Offers retreats and teaching in the Burmese tradition.

Leeds: Dhammapala Buddhist Group - This group follows the Thai Forest Sangha tradition, and meets weekly.

London Buddhist Vihara - The first Buddhist monastery to be established outside Asia. Offers courses in Buddhism and instructions in meditation.

London Burmese Buddhist Vihara - Details of retreats and Dharma teachings.

London: Santisukha Vihara - Burmese Centre in Heston, Middlesex, offering meditation classes in English and Burmese.

Northumberland: Aruna Ratanagiri Monastery - Located near Newcastle upon Tyne. Offers retreats and group meditation.

Salford: North-West Centre for Buddhist Meditation - A branch of the Thailand-based Dhammakaya Foundation offering courses in meditation, Buddhism and Thai. Includes membership details and event calendar.

Selsdon: Thames Buddhist Vihara - Formed in 1978 by Sri Lankan Buddhists. Includes schedule of activities and some Dharma talks

Teesside Theravadan Buddhist Group - A site for Teesside's only Theravadan Buddhist group. Offers background, contact details and other information about the group. Includes basic meditation guidance.

Twickenham: Tisarana Vihara - Includes diary of events and an archive of newsletters.

Warwickshire: The Forest Hermitage - The abbot is the English bhikkhu Ajahn Khemadhammo, a direct disciple of Ajahn Chah. Includes newsletters, teachings and photo galleries.

Wiltshire: IMC Heddington - Vipassana Meditation Centre in the Tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin.

Wimbledon, London: Buddhapadipa Thai Temple - The first Buddhist temple in the United Kingdom. The grounds of the Temple cover a monastic area of approximately four acres in which the Uposatha Hall is situated on an ornamental lake, a small grove, flower garden and an orchard. The Temple consists of the House where the monks live in traditional Thai style.

United States

Albion: Mendocino Vipassana Center - Dhamma Manda - Dedicated to the practice of Vipassana meditation as taught by S. N. Goenka. This technique gradually eradicates all inner suffering.

Auburn and Nevada City: Mountain Stream Meditation Center - Vipassana retreat center in the Sierra foothills committed to teaching and supporting the practice of insight meditation. Newsletter, teacher profile, schedule of workshops.

Los Angeles: LA Dharma - A focal point for Insight Meditation in Los Angeles and that supports meditators in the deepening their practices and the opening their hearts. Information on Buddhist ethics, traditions, and practice inspire our meditation retreat series, public talks, and service activities.

North Fork: California Vipassana Center - Schedule of courses in the practice of Vipassana meditation, extensive background information on the center and its teachings.

North Fork Vipassana Meditation Center - Center running 10 day retreats in the S.N. Goenka tradition.

Orange County: Insight Meditation Society of Orange County - A meditation support group in Laguna Beach, Orange County, California

Redwood Valley: Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery - Buddhist monastery in the Thai Forest Sangha tradition of Ajahn Chah & Ajahn Sumedho

San Diego: Wat Metta, Metta Forest Monastery - Wat Metta is a Thai forest monastery established in the rural hills outside of San Diego.

San Diego: Metta Forest Monastery - Thai forest tradition retreat center. Includes Dharma talks and events calendar.

San Diego Wat Lao Boubpharam - Laotian Theravadan Buddhist temple.

San Jose: Buddhi Vihara - A Sri Lankan temple, following the Theravada School of practice.

The San Jose Cambodian Buddhist Society, Inc. - Strives to preserve Khmer culture, and transmit the Buddha's teachings. Includes events, bylaws and related links.

Santa Clara: Buddhi Viharaya - Sri Lankan Buddhist temple. Includes articles, kids' activities, and events calendar.

Sebastopol: Sae Taw Win II Dhamma Center - A Samatha-Vipassana Center in the lineage of the late Ven. Shwe Baw Gyun Sayadaw of Burma, it was founded on the principles of metta (non-violence), dana (charity), sila (keeping the precepts), bhavana (cultivation of the mind towards enlightenment.)

Skillful Meditation Project - Offers insight meditation instruction in local sitting groups. Includes articles and details of events.

Woodacre: Spirit Rock Meditation Center - Vipassana center hosts meditation classes, daylong retreats and residential retreats. Site includes information on meditation, programs offered, history of the organization.

Clearwater: Dhamma Wheel Meditation Society - Schedule of sitting groups, classes and special events, background of teacher Bhante Dhammawansha.

Gainesville Vipassana Society - Offers weekly group meditation, and frequent residential retreats.

Largo: Bodhi Tree Dhamma Center - Indoor and outdoor meditation space, sitting groups. Primarily Theravada, but also hosts teachers from other Buddhist traditions.

Orlando Insight Meditation group - Weekly sitting and study groups, classes and retreats.

Sun Coast Dharma Home Page

Tampa Bay: Steve Shealy PhD - Schedule of Vipassana classes and retreats offered by Flowing Dharma and taught by psychotherapist Shealy. Information on local sanghas and other meditation resources.

Tampa: Florida Buddhist Vihara - Led by resident monks originally from Sri Lanka, the center offers daily chanting and meditation sittings, meditation classes, Dhamma School for children, and monthly Puja.

Tampa Vipassana Group - Lists nearby sitting groups and upcoming retreats.

Albany Vipassana Meditation Group - Affiliated with the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany.

Castle Creek: Wat Lao Samakhitham - Laotian Theravadan Buddhist temple.

Downtown New York Meditation Community - A group practicing insight meditation Information. Includes class schedules. teacher profiles and recommended reading.

New York City: The Universal Peace Buddha Temple of New York - Center for the America Burma Buddhist Association (ABBA).

New York Insight Meditation Center - A non-residential center that provides insight meditation retreats and related programs in New York City.

Rhinebeck Sitting Group in the Vipassana Tradition - Meets weekly for meditation and discussion.

Staten Island Buddhist Vihara - Sri Lankan Theravadan Buddhist temple.

Carrollton: Wat Pasantidhamma - A non-profit Buddhist center serving the Thai and Thai-American communities.

Charlottesville: Insight Meditation Community - Meets weekly for meditation, and Dharma talks. Includes teacher profiles and event calendar.

Richmond: Ekoji Buddhist Sangha Vipassana Group - Offers weekly group Vipassana meditation.

Ruckersville: Forest Way Insight Meditation Center - A forest retreat center, offering opportunities for achieving spiritual growth that is both balanced and integrated. Offers retreats that focus on the practice of vipassana (insight meditation), metta (loving-kindness), and the application of mindfulness to everyday life.

Sterling: Wat Yarnna Rangsee Buddhist Monastery - Thai Theravadan Buddhist Monastery serving the metropolitan Washington area.

Bellingham Meditation Society - Meets weekly to practice in the Vipassana tradition. Includes classes schedule.

Ethel: Northwest Vipassana Center - Offering courses in Vipassana meditation in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin as taught by S. N. Goenka and his assistant teachers.

Seattle Insight Meditation Society (SIMS) - non-profit organization devoted to offering the Buddha's teachings on insight and awareness.

Lesterville: Dhamma Sukha Meditation Center - A teaching and retreat Center founded by U Vimalaramsi. Includes audio talks, Dhamma articles, transcripts, and schedules.

Missouri Insight Meditation Retreats - Insight Meditation retreats offered by Mid America Dharma in St. Louis and Kansas City.

Show Me Dharma - Offers Insight Meditation to the Mid-Missouri area.

St Louis Insight Meditation Group - A lay group offering beginning and ongoing instruction, retreats, a small donated library, mentorship program and community to support mindfulness. Hosts guest led retreats and speakers.

Amherst: Bodhisara Dharma Community - Offers regular meditation classes from the Theravadan tradition. Includes class schedule.

Barre: Insight Meditation Society - Vipassana retreat center and center for Buddhist studies.

Cambridge: Insight Meditation Center - Theravadan Buddhist center. Includes a schedule of events.

Greenfield Vipassana Meditation Center - Center running 10 day retreats in the S.N. Goenka tradition.

Northampton Insight Meditation Community - Meets weekly to practice Vipassana and metta meditation, and to explore related Buddhist teachings.

Shelburne Falls: Dhamma Dhara Vipassana Meditation Center - Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. Offers over 30 courses annually.

West Newton: Empty Sky Sangha - Offers weekly vipassana meditation, speakers, and periodic retreats. Douglas Phillips, teacher.

Manalapan: Mahasi Retreat Center - Retreat center for the America Burma Buddhist Association.

Morristown: Insight Meditation Community of New Jersey - Offers peer support and beginning instruction in Vipassana (Insight) meditation.

Wayne: North Jersey Mindfulness Community - Offers twice weekly group sitting meditiation.

Brooklyn: Deep Spring Center for Meditation and Spiritual Inquiry - Insight Meditation center offering regular classes and frequent retreats.

East Lansing: Dhammasala Center - Thai Theravada forest tradition. The Center offers meditation sessions, lending library and Dhamma talks.

Southfield: Great Lakes Buddhist Vihara Michigan - Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple. Provides meditation classes, Dhamma classes and spiritiual help for Buddhists and non-Buddhists.

Buddhadharma Meditation Center - Chicago. Details include address, activities and an introduction to the group.

Chicago: Wat Phrasriratanamahadhatu - Theravada temple founded by local Thai, Laotian and Cambodian communities. Location, activities, extensive links. (Site is in a combination of English and Thai languages.)

Chicago: Wat Phrasriratanamahadhatu - Thai Theravadan temple.

Elmhurst: Burmese Buddhist Association - Practices Burmese Theravadan Buddhism.

Prairie Sangha for Mindfulness Meditation - Offers regular group practice in Chicago, Lafayette, and Mattheson.

Personal Pages

Becoming a Buddhist Monk - Yahoo group of trainee monk as he enters life in the Sangha.

My Dhamma Corner - A Singapore Buddhist homepage which provides a synopsis of principles, issues, and history of Buddhism.

Products and Services

Dhamma Download - Offers free downloads of talks and teachings by Burmese teachers.

Thai Amulets - Thai charms made by Buddhist guru monks for various purposes.

Zolag - A publisher of books and articles on Theravada Buddhism. Has several books to download.


Fearless Mountain - The thrice-yearly newsletter of Abhayagiri Monastery, a Buddhist community in the tradition of Ajahn Chah.

Vipassana Newsletter - From the International Meditation Centres organisation.


Bhante Wimala - Traveling monk, originally from Sri Lanka, provides biography, writings, schedule of appearances, and description of humanitarian projects.

Dipa Ma: Her Life and Teaching - Photos and excerpts from the book Knee Deep in Grace, the lifestory and teaching of Dipa Ma Barua, a well-known Vipassana teacher and modern Buddhist "saint."

Female Teachers - Brief biographies of a dozen female Theravadan teachers.

Nanavira Thera Dhamma Page - The writings of Nanavira Thera, who was born in England and became a buddhist monk in Ceylon.

Selected Discourses of Webu Sayadaw - Transcripts of talks by a Burmese monk.

Suan Mokkh - Translations of the writings of Buddhadasa Bhikkhu - famous and controversial in Thailand for his radical reinterpretation of Theravada.

Theravada Dhamma Teachers - DharmaNet's A to Z guide.

Venerable Mahagandaryon Sayadaw U Janakabhivamsa - Memorial to the late teacher from Myanmar. Includes quotations, teachings and photos.


Buddhist Meditation from Thailand - The fundamentals of meditation by Phra Ajahn Plien Panyapatipo, Wat Aranyawiwake, Thailand.

The Ganges Sangha - An extensive collection of articles to support Vipassana practitioners.

A Gradual Awakening - Excerpts from Stephen Levine's meditation manual.

Vipassana - Downloadable books by Nina van Gorkom and Sujin Boriharnwanaket, and many texts from the Tipitaka.

Vipassana Meditation - Instruction in vipassana as taught by S. N. Goenka.

The Vipassana Page - Site of the vipassana email list.

Vipassana Research Institute - Based in Igatpuri, India. Information on the Vipassana meditation technique as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin. Pages include Vipassana Newsletter and details of courses and centres.

Vipassana Support Institute - Information on the basic theory of vipassana meditation, also known as mindfulness or insight meditation. Articles and tapes from Shinzen Young. - Meditation in the Theravada tradition. Online meditation course.

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