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Vipassana Centre Queensland (Dhamma Rasmi)
Address: PO Box 119, Rules Road Pomona Qld 4568 Qld
Tradition: Theravada, vipassana
Phone: (07) 5485 2452
Fax: 5485 2907
Notes and Events:
Notes and Events:Dhamma Rasmi ("Rasmi" means ray of light or sunshine) is in a beautiful sub-tropical area known as the Sunshine Coast, 140 km north of Brisbane.
Forty acres were purchased in 1989 and another twenty acres in 1993. The land is gently sloping and partly timbered, with a small tree-lined creek. Facilities include a high-ceilinged octagonal hall for 200 students, dormitories for 30, a kitchen/dining building, and a reception/administration area with servers rooms. The next phase of accommodation includes six 2-bed cottages and shady tent sites.
A minimum of two courses are held at the centre each month. A growing number of meditators have settled in the area to help the management, and gain benefit by visiting for group meditation. Other frequent visitors are a family of kangaroos and smaller marsupials, who live in the eucalypt forest nearby.These courses are conducted by Assistant Teachers to S.N.Goenka of the Vipassana International Academy, India.
137 Beaudesert-Nerang Road Nerang, The Gold Coast Qld 4211
Affiliation: Wat Buddharangsee, NSW
Phone: (07) 5502 0464
Teacher: Venerable Ajaan Lamai Apisamo
Notes and Events:
Location: in the middle of Nerang Suburb, on the Gold Coast.
- Alms offering: 10.30 am daily
- Evening Chanting and Meditation: 7pm daily, Everyone is welcome to meditate. Dhamma talk and discussion is available upon request.
Wat Sangharatanaram is a public place of worship meaning that it is open to the general public. All are welcome to attend including Thais, non-Thais, Buddhists, non-Buddhists, all ages etc.
Monks and facilities are provided for daily conduct of chanting, meditation, Dhamma talks and receiving offerings for merit-making of individuals and families. Monks can be invited for their one daily meal outside the temple. Functions are held on commemorative occasions for attendees to experience customs for merit-making, food offering, devotional practice and sermons familiar to Thai Buddhists in the Theravada, Dhammayuta tradition. Accredited teachers give lessons to young children of Thai migrants, to introduce them to the language, customs and values of Thailand. All monks and lay persons at our temple are volunteers. The temple is supported by donations from acceptable sources. Some fund-raising is conducted externally to the temple. Suitable grants are sought from government and philanthropic organisations.
If you wish to visit the Gold Coast Thai Temple, please know that we are open 7 days a week from 09:00am. We recommend if you are visiting to visit between the hours of 09:00am – 03:00pm.
Further, the community gather on a regular basis on every first Sunday of each month. You can expect to learn and experience more of the Thai culture, meet new people and try some delicious Thai food!
Wat Thai Buddharam
Address: 1 Paradise Road, Forestdale, QLD 4118 Qld
Tradition: Theravada, Thai
Affiliation: Melbourne Thai Buddhist Temple, Lao Buddhist Association of QLD, Khmer Buddhist Society of Qld
Phone: (07) 3806 8900
Fax: 07 3806 8906
Teacher: Ajahn Chonlatish Chanhorm
Main Contact: Secretary Ven. Chonlatish Chanhorm Email (Phone: 07) 3806 8900)
Notes and Events:
Activities: Buddhist Services, Educational, Cultural, Meditation and Thai Language Classes
MAP http://www.aussieweb.com.au/map.aspx?id=2057621 to locate the Wat.