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Karma Thegsum Choling
Address: P.O. Box 39712 Nairobi, Kenya of Churches Headquarters, in Remi Aruasas office (first floor, number 18), off Waiyaki Way.
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Karma Kagyu
Phone: 254-2-440275, 254-2-440327
Administrator: Tenzin Dorjee
Founder: His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche
Spiritual Director: Ven. Khenpo Tsultrim
Theravada Buddhist Centre
Address: Loresho Ridge Road, Loresho P.O. Box 69563 Nairobi Kenya
Main Contact: Ven. Vicitta Sara
Spiritual Director: Bhante Wimala
Notes and Events:
Since 1999 Bhante Wimala has been the head monk of the Theravada Buddhist Center in Nairobi, Kenya. The Center is located in a beautiful suburb of Nairobi called Loresho, just a few miles away from the city center. The center was built by the George Phylnormel Foundation in memory of Mr. George and Mrs. Norma Perera. The premises consist of a residence for monks, a Meditation hall and a traditional Stupa. The center is open everyday from 8am to 8pm. People of all faiths are welcome to use the facility as a sanctuary for peace and quiet. Ongoing programs include: Meditation sessions every Sunday at 4pm and Wednesday at 9am. There is an Introduction to Meditation class every Sunday at 3pm. There are two weekly Dhamma Study Groups on Wednesday at 2:30 and 7:30pm as well as Monthly Full Moon Services at 7:30pm. A well stocked library is also open every day
Bhante Wimala travels to Nairobi several times a year to conduct classes and give Dhamma talks. Bhante also uses this Center as his base while doing his humanitarian projects in Africa. The resident monk of the Theravada Buddhist Center is Vicitta Sara Bhikku who looks after the day to day activities and programs.
Vipassana Meditation in Kenya
Address: P.O. Box 18583 Nairobi 00500
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Vipassana meditation taught by S.N.Goenka and his assistant teachers in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin
Affiliation: Vipassana Research Institute
Phone: (0)722-702 359
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Notes and Events:
The Kenya Vipassana Association is one of numerous centers and non-center sites worldwide offering courses in Vipassana Meditation, taught by S.N.Goenka and his assistant teachers in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin
The courses are held at the Adolph Kolping Centre which is located about 10 km away from the center of Nairobi City and around 40 minutes car-ride from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The center is situated opposite the Nairobi National Park and Bomas of Kenya Cultural Center, in a serene and quiet environment. It has 28 double rooms with self-contained bathrooms which can comfortably accommodate around a total of 50 students.
Approximately three 10-day courses are offered in Kenya each year, along with 3-day courses and children and teenagers 1-day course. The courses are conducted in English and Kiswahili. Approximately 120 students from around East Africa complete our courses annually.
There is now a growing community of Vipassana meditators living in Nairobi who have given invaluable dhamma service to the running of courses as well as establishing outreach activities amongst local communities. Future plans for the acquisition of land for the construction of a permanent center are underway which would make Kenya the second dhamma center after Dhamma Pataka in South Africa.
For more information about our courses in Kenya, please visit our website at http://www.ke.dhamma.org or email us at email@example.com.
Address: visit our website for address Nairobi 00606
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen
Notes and Events:
This is an informal group of practitioners of the Zen meditation.
Visit the website to contact us. http://sites.google.com/site/zenkenya/