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Mahasiddha Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Address: 2 Hollings Road Malvern  Durban KwaZulu-Natal 4093
Tradition: Vajrayana, Kadampa
Affiliation: New Kadampa Tradition
Phone: +27 (0)31 4640984
Fax: +27 (0)86 5133476
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Main Contact: Stuart Hepburn  Email  (Phone: +27 (0)31 4640984)
Spiritual Director: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  Email  (Phone: +44 (0)1229 588533)
Teacher: Gen Kelsang Sangdak  
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The Centres function is to help people solve their daily problems and find inner peace and well-being through meditation practice and Buddhist studies. Here we can listen to, contemplate, and meditate on the teachings of Buddha, showing us how to control our own mind and thus progressively transform our life for the better.

Meditation practice enables us to cultivate a special experience of lasting inner peace which causes harmony, happiness, and creates a feeling of deep well-being.

Kadampa Buddhism is a time-honored tradition that for centuries has made Buddha\\\\\\\'s teachings and meditation practices available to people throughout the world.

Mahasiddha Kadampa Buddhist Centre is based in the beautiful and picturesque suburb of Malvern, close to the city centre of Durban. It is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty and tranquil surroundings.

Nichiren Shoshu Hokkeko South Africa

Address:   Western Cape
Tradition: Mahayana, Nichiren Shoshu
Affiliation: Nichiren Shoshu
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Regular Nichiren Shoshu activities are starting to be held with greater frequency. 

Nichiren Shu South Africa

Address:   Fourways Gauteng
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: Nichiren Shu
Phone: 0828557801
Fax: 0866107640
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Nichiren Shu, means the teaching of Nichiren, who was a great sage and appeared in Japan the 13th Century. We believe Shakyamuni Buddha, (Siddharta Guatama) is the original Buddha. He taught the Lotus Sutra which is the primary teaching of the of Nichiren Shu. By chanting Namu Myoho Renge Kyo as Nichiren taught we are able to attain Buddhahood. We hold meetings twice a month. They are small and intimate. One may attend as an observer and guest. There is no pressure to participate in the ceremonies  or join our group. You are most welcome.

In Nichiren Shu there is no discrimination against class, race, belief or sexual orientation. Nichiren Shu is dedicated to all beings achieving their potential and happiness. Please be well and happy.

PO BOX 787167
Sandton 2146

Rissho Kosei-kai South Africa

Address: 53 Ravenshill, Turley Road, Lonehill, Johannesburg   Sandton 2146
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: Rissho Kosei-kai Japan/International
Phone: (082) 8557801
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Main Contact: Andrew Christie  Email  (Phone: 0828557801)
Spiritual Director: Nichiko Niwano  
Teacher: Nichiko Niwano  
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Rissho Kosei-kai is a worldwide Buddhist organization founded in Japan in 1938 by Nikkyo Niwano and Myoko Naganuma. It combines the wisdom of both the Lotus Sutra and the foundational teachings of Shakyamuni Buddha. Its purpose is to bring these transformative teachings to the modern world.

The Lotus Sutra is a teaching of human respect, both the study and practice of a spiritual path that develops human potential, and a way of living that seeks peace for all people. By studying, understanding, integrating, and practicing the teachings, human beings can gradually approach a state of mind free from delusions, thereby enriching their own lives and those of others around them. Because everything is interconnected, when people devote themselves to benefitting all beings through harmony, they create awareness and develop a better world. This is the ideal for practitioners of the Lotus Sutra.

Rondebosch Dharma Centre

Address: 6 Lulworth Mansions, Saint Andrews Road Rondebosch, Cape Town 7700 South Africa  
Tradition: Mahayana, Kwan Um School of Zen (Korean)
Phone: (27) 21-686-3698
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Main Contact: Abbot:  (Phone: 082 344 2683)
Guiding Teacher: Heila Downey, JDPSN  
Founding Teacher: Zen Master Seung Sahn  
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This centre offers regular practice and meditation instruction on Tuesday evenings. We do chanting, 2 rounds of sitting meditation (30 minutes each) with a short walking meditation in between followed by a teaching reading.
Practice starts at 7:00 pm and concludes at about 9:00 pm.

Every month we offer one non-residential Sunday retreat, starting at 8:30 am, concluding at 3:45 pm. Tea/coffee is provided, and it is suggested that each participant brings her/his own light lunch. There is also an opportunity to have interviews with Rodney Downey (Senior Dharma Teacher) or Heila Downey (Master Dharma Teacher), as well as a dharma talk, followed by a question/answer period and a discussion session.

Sat Chit Anand

Address: 16 Great Basses Road   Plettenberg Bay Western Cape 6600
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: +27 (0)44 533 0453
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SAT CHIT ANAND is a Sanskrit expression, which means truth – consciousness – bliss. Get in touch with the truth of your being. Live consciously and mindfully. Let go of all worldly cares and concerns and experience the bliss of being here and now.

Situated in Plettenberg Bay, jewel of the Garden Route, 200 metres from the sea, SCA is located in an ideal place to relax, reflect on life and get in touch with your true nature. Enjoy privacy, peace and tranquility. Indulge your soul with a healthy holiday. Make space in your life for spirit.

HEALING CENTRE has a holistic nature. It offers various treatments and therapies to restore and enhance health and healing of body and mind.

BUDDHIST CENTRE was established in 2000. It offers teachings and retreats on different aspects of Buddhist philosophy, psychology and practice.

INTERFAITH SCA has grown into an Interfaith Spiritual Retreat Centre. Yoga, meditation and teachings on self-knowledge help those of all faiths.

Shambhala Cape Town

Address: c/o Ralph Berold, 207 Victoria Court, 301 Long Street  Cape Town 8001
Tradition: Vajrayana, Karma Kagyu
Affiliation: Shambhala International
Phone: 021 426
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Main Contact: Ralph Berold  Email  (Phone: 021 426 6862)
Teacher: Jennifer Woodhull  
Spiritual Director: Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche  
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Observatory Dharma Study Group
Meditation, teachings and discussion on Thursday evenings at the Observatory Community and Recreation Centre, corner of Lower Main and Station Roads (Room 1, upstairs). Sitting meditation begins at 6:10 pm sharp. Please arrive by 5:45 if you require meditation instruction. No charge. Enquiries: Johann, 021 683 8233 or

South Peninsula Dharma Study Group
Meditation, teachings and discussion the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, in a private home in the Muizenberg–Fish Hoek area. Sitting meditation begins at 7:10 pm sharp. Individual meditation instruction available. No charge. For venue and directions, please call Carole at 021 782 5435 or email her at

Monthly nyinthun

"Nyinthun" is a Tibetan word that refers to an extended period of meditation practice. A three-hour meditation session is held at a private home in the Kenilworth area on the last Sunday of each month, from 9 am to noon. Enquiries: Johann, 021 683 8233 or Instruction available; no charge.

Shambhala Training

Shambhala Training is a secular path of meditation that emphasises social interactions based on enlightened principles. The foundational course, The Heart of Warriorship, comprises five weekend levels. The entire cycle is offered every year in Cape Town. You can find out more about Shambhala Training at For information about the South African schedule, contact Mary Anne Botha at 023 541 1821 or

Tara Rokpa Centre

Address: Kuilfontein Groot Marico District 2850   Groot Marico District North-West 2850
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Samye Ling Monastery, Scotland
Phone: +27 (0)11 83 9338
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Main Contact: Sylva Olsen  Email  
Teacher: Rob Nairn  
Spiritual Director: Choje Akong Rinpoche  
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Tara Rokpa Centre is a retreat centre situated in the pristine bushveld of South Africa's North West Province. We offer yoga, mindfulness, meditation, spiritual development retreats and weekend getaways, as well as personal retreats and casual accommodation.

Theravada Buddhist Centre

Address: Loresho Ridge Road, Loresho P.O. Box 69563 Nairobi Kenya  
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 254-20-4183409
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Main Contact: Ven. Vicitta Sara  
Spiritual Director: Bhante Wimala  
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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.

Triratna Johannesburg (Shantikula)

Address: 4 Levubu Road Emmarentia   Johannesburg Gauteng 2195
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Triratna
Phone: 0827750136
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Main Contact: Acalaraja  Email  (Phone: 0827750136)
Teacher: Acalaraja  
Spiritual Director: Sangharakshita  
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The main meditation practices are Metta Bhavana and Mindfulness of Breathing. Monday nights there is a group meditation that is normally followed by either puja, or a lecture, or discussion. Details about this can be found in the programme section of our website.

Tushita Buddhist Centre

Address: 21 Loch Road   Rondebosch Western Cape 7700
Tradition: Mahayana, Vajrayana, Kadampa
Affiliation: NKT-IKBU
Phone: +27 21 685 3428
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Main Contact: Kelsang Pagpa  (Phone: 021 685 3428)
Spiritual Director: Gen-la Khyenrab  
Teacher: Kelsang Pagpa  
Notes and Events:

Tushita Buddhist Centre offers weekly meditation classes in & around Cape Town for both beginners and advanced practitioners of Buddhist meditation. 

More in depth classes, the Foundation Programme, are on Saturdays from 8.00am - 12.15pm

There are also regular half day meditation courses in and around Cape Town.

Please visit the website for more info. 

Uganda Buddhist Centre

Address: Off-Entebbe Road, Plot 31 Bulega, Garuga PO BOX 898 Entebbe – Uganda  
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: +256 (0) 392 – 000926
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Main Contact: Andrew Mukomazi  (Phone: +256 (0) 775 – 019180)
Teacher: Ven.Bhikkhu Buddharakkhita  
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The Uganda Buddhist Centre aims to create an enduring home for the preservation and transmission of the Buddha’s teachings by venerable and respectful teachers or masters established in Dhamma, and to continue to develop a landmark of Buddhist culture and teaching in Uganda and Africa as a whole.

Vajrapani Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Address: 345 Jan Smuts Avenue, The Colony Shopping Centre.   Craighall Park, Gauteng 2194
Tradition: Vajrayana, New Kadampa Tradition
Affiliation: New Kadampa Tradition - IKBU
Phone: 011 447 2746, 083 678 5956
Fax: +27 11 447 2746
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Teacher: Gen Kelsang Mila  
Main Contact: Gen Kelsang Mila  Email  (Phone: +27 11 447 2746)
Notes and Events:

The Vajrapani Buddhist Centre offers weekly meditation classes in Craighall Park, as well as classes and half-day courses on Sundays. The latter covers meditation as well as Buddhist principles. Please see for updated information.

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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: [254](0)722-702 359
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Spiritual Director: S.N.Goenka  
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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 or email us at

Zen Kenya

Address: visit our website for address   Nairobi 00606
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen
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This is an informal group of practitioners of the Zen meditation.

Visit the website to contact us.

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