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Muni Vihara

Address: Inacho Tole, Ward No. 6,On the way to Hanuman Ghat  Bhaktapur Municipality, Bhaktapur District, Bagmati 10200
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: All Nepal Bhikkhu Association
Phone: 977-6616 464
E-mail: wipassi@gmail.com
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Bhikkhu : Padam Bahadur (Aloka)  Email  (Phone: 977-1-6616-464)
Bhikkhu: Ghanashyam Gautam (Ananda)  Email  (Phone: 977-1-6616-464)
Main Contact: Bhikkhu Vipassi Thero  Email  (Phone: 977-1-6616-464)
Teacher: Deputy Sanghanayaka Ven. Bhikkhu Aswoghosh Mahathera  
Spiritual Director: Patron His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, Supreme Patriarch of Thailand  Email  (Phone: 66-087-0187-160)
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5.30-21.00 hrs Various activities -chanting, group meditaion, walk for collecting alms, study, blessings to laymen, preachings etc. those  suitable for a Theravada monks and novices, nuns. Those passed from this training course go to thailand for further training in monk-hood.

 


Nagarjuna Gumba in Seoul Korea

Address: 483-020 Jung Ang Plaza No.823 721-3  Dongducheon Seoul 483-020
Tradition: Vajrayana
Phone: 82-31-863-2204
Fax: 82-31-862-4226
E-mail: urgen_lama@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.ybakorea.org
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Spiritual Director: Urgen Lama  (Phone: 82-31-863-2204)
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The Tibetan Dharma Center in Korea. Providing Dharma teachings, praying and helping for Migrant workers from Nepal.


Nagloka Foundation of India

Address: A45/2, Airport Authority colony, Sahar road, Andheri(East), Mumbai-99  Mumbai Maharashtra 400 099
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Pureland and Zen
Affiliation: Global Buddhism.
Phone: 09969580687
E-mail: naglokafoi@gmail.com
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Main Contact: Hemant (Nirvan) Shinde  Email  (Phone: 09969580687)
Secretary: Pratham Gaikwad  (Phone: 9920565889)
Vice President: Kapil Pathare  (Phone: 09819180341)
Notes and Events:

Our Youth Organizations Works and Serve in Triple gems, Implementing many dhamma activity Projects especially for young generation. Our aim is to gather youth under the shelter of Dhamma, so that they may learn and practice dhamma for their own betterment and social progress.We try to Propagate all schools of Buddhism. without differentiating. But Our main school of practice is Pureland and Zen.


Nalanda Institute, Malaysia

Address: 3357, Jalan 18/31, Taman Sri Serdang   Seri Kembangan Selangor 43300
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Nalanda Buddhist Society
Phone: +603-8938-1500, 603-8938-1501, 603-8948-8055
Fax: +603-8938-1502
E-mail: institute@nalanda.org.my
Website: http://www.nalanda.org.my/institute
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Spiritual Director: Dr. Tan Ho Soon  Email  (Phone: +603-8938-1500/1501)
Main Contact: Santi Cheang  Email  (Phone: +603-8938-1500/1501)
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Nalanda Institute was conceptualised in January 2006 in response to the needs of the Buddhist community to have an institution for proper, systematic and holistic learning of the Buddha-Dhamma in Malaysia. The then Spiritual Advisor to Nalanda Buddhist Society, Venerable Dr K Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Thera gave his unequivocal support to the idea.

The Nalanda Institute was formally established in July 2007. Dr. Tan Ho Soon was appointed the Institute’s Founding Director by Nalanda Buddhist Society. Under its patronage, the Institute provides systematic Buddhist education and serves as a resource centre to the Buddhist community in Malaysia. Its primary focus is on Pāli and Buddhist Studies, Leadership & Management Training, Conferences, Learning Resource Centre and Buddhist Publications.

The Institute offers various courses in Buddhist and Pāli Studies leading to Certificate and Diploma levels, as well as short training courses to enhance leadership and management skills for Buddhist volunteers. All courses are freely available to the public in line with the Institute’s charitable objectives.

Besides its Centre in Selangor, the Institute’s courses have also been held in Kedah, Kelantan, Kuala Lumpur, Sabah and Terengganu, in collaboration with local Buddhist organizations. To date, more than 6,000 participants have benefited from the Institute’s courses, study tours and conferences.

§ Department of Buddhist and Pali Studies
§ Department of Leadership and Management Studies
§ Publications Department
§ Pustaka Nalanda (library)
§ Annual Buddhist Conference (WACANA)
§ Nalanda Awards

§ Study and Educational Tours.


Nandaka VIhara Meditation Society

Address: Kampung Teluk Bukit, Bukit Mertajam, Penang   Bukit Mertajam Pulau Pinang 14000
Tradition: Theravada, Pa Auk Tradition
Affiliation: Pa Auk Tawya Meditation Centre
Phone: +6016-2021250
E-mail: nandakavihara@gmail.com
Website: http://www.nandaka.org
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Teacher: Bhante Dhammasubho  
Spiritual Director: Most Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw  
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Nandaka Vihara, a Buddhist monastery situated in Bukit Mertajam (Penang), is set up primarily for the practice of meditation. It is near to Cherok Tokun Forest Recreational Park. Activities conducted here include meditation classes & retreats, dhamma talks, temporary ordination, observance of 8 precepts, chanting class and Sunday dhamma class for children. The Samatha-Vipassana way of meditation is taught here.


National Network of Buddhist Youth (NNBY)

Address: 183 Dixit Nagar, Nari Road Nagpur, Maharashtra 440 0026 India   440 0026
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: +91-7122655850, +919922143599
E-mail: ibycnnby@gmail.com
Website: http://www.nnby.org
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Teacher: Chetan meshram  
Dhammamitra: Sachin  Email  (Phone: +919096939310)
Spiritual Director: Dhammachari Subhuti  
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NNBY

NNBY is group of young Buddhist, who belong from all state of India.  NNBY is committed to protect and save the Buddha’s Dhamma in Modern India. It is a network of Youth that dreams to change India through the teachings of Buddha and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar into an Ideal society based on liberty, equality and fraternity.

We would like an Indian society to be based on mutual love and friendship so that everyone has a fair chance to grow and is valued as a fellow human being.

            If we overlook the revolution of the world we found youth contributed most.   We are dedicated to “Dhamma Revolution” in India.

            Revolutions are not born on the street they raise in your mind, r world need more living heroes and you are here just in time.

            NNBY responsible for the revolution in peaceful and democratic way without bloodshed.  We want to make India a Buddhist nation once again.

Tracking the trail after 6years of organization:

It was year 2006, the 50th anniversary year of the great conversion by Dr. Ambedkar, we started our work. It was December of 2006, an excellent youth retreat was being lead by Dhammachari Subhuti. Amongst the participants of this youth retreat, an inspired young men and women’s group started to come together and in a year’s time they created the National Network of Buddhist youth.

History of last six years: It’s now six years, we are persistently trying to do our best to remain together and grow as human beings together. We struggled to do our best, raise money, organize programs, form teams, support individuals and so on. We organized National gatherings every year. We brought together youth from many different regions of India, and from all the economic backgrounds. 

We lead hundreds of one or two day’s trainings for the development of basic life skills for youth. Many benefited and are still benefiting. We trained at least a dozen young men and women who are presently conducting trainings, they come together often to help improve the quality of their trainings and support each other.

The structure of the system: Beginner – any one visiting or attending our program is known as beginner. We welcome youth from all walks of life to participate in our gatherings. They are encouraged to learn what they can. We extend our hand to them for friendship and keep an open invitation to keep engaging with us for their own benefit.

Activists – when beginners show more interest in NNBY and start helping in our activities, organize 000events in their area, we initiate them as activists, we offer tem trainings in basic Buddhist teachings and practices, understanding the message of Dr. ambedkar and various modules are offered for their personal improvements.

Leader – When activists wants to deepen their learning and wants to learn through mentoring individuals, leading groups, creating and offering their own trainings we initiate them as leaders. Leaders need to go through a raining to be effective leaders; this training is for minimum two years.

Cadre – Cadre is an Ideal member of the Network, any leader aspiring to be cadre needs to go much tougher trainings, intensify his commitment to social transformation through the practice of Buddhism and understanding of Dr. Ambedkar’s vision. He/she would be able to work in tougher conditions and are able to lead on a large scale. Cadres are expected to continuously working on their own development and work in close connection with other Cadres.

International Associations: We are constantly connected with youth and youth organizations from other countries, East and West.  We draw in various techniques, learning, methods of working with youth from Buddhist and various non Buddhist organizations who are working for the development of human values and welfare. We are also coordinating with various international organizations to create an international network for the learning and exchange of Buddhist Youth.

Small initiatives to take responsibilities in society: Running of the network itself is a large activity that benefit couple of thousand youth every year directly.  Our members are also engaged in various smallish activities to help youth in various areas. We support youth to find appropriate professional courses, to resolve their emotional, psychological conflicts. We actively work to pass on information to youth that are not easily accessible for the employment opportunities and better options for higher education.


Navodaya Buddhist Monastery

Address: Nunsuri-II,P.O. Nunsuri-I, Lunglei District.  Tlabung (Demagiri) Mizoram 796751
Tradition: Theravada, Chakma Tradition
Affiliation: Navodaya Buddha Vihar Samity
Phone: 91-9436391284
E-mail: anicca_bhante@yahoo.com.au
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Venerable: Sumana Jyoti  
Teacher: Ven. Sumana Jyoti  
Venerable: Punnyo Kitthi  (Phone: 91-9006294683)
Main Contact: 91-9436391284  
Spiritual Director: Ven. Pragya Jyoti  Email  (Phone: 61-0437952804)
Notes and Events:

The Navodaya Buddhist Monastery was established in 1991. The site of land property of the Monastery was donated by Late Jugendra Chakma, former Vice-President of Nunsuri Village Council and also elder brother of Ven. Pragya Jyoti (Australia). At present, Ven. Sumana Jyoti is the Chief Abbot of the Monastery who is a nephew of Ven. Pragya Jyoti (Australia). He conduct meditation in every morning and evening. On every sunday Dhamma class condut for the Children. The Monastery is run by the Management Committee of the Navodaya Buddha Vihar Samity, which registered in 1991 under the Societies Registration Act. 1860, Government of India. Its has facilities for laymen and resident monks. Excellent Meditation Hall with surrounding covered by deep forest and fairly quiet. One Guest Hall and a separate Kitchen attach with Dinning Hall. The main Monastery with attach Dhamma Hall with capacity to sit 200 peoples at a times. Minimum one Sangha (four monks) capacity to reside continuously in the Monastery. Perfect place for forest monks who like to meditate and quiet. Meditation is nothing, but only to train our own mind how to deal with different problems and situations.


Nepal Magar Buddhist Service Society

Address: Bhanimandal,13 Lalitpur kathmandu,Nepal  Kathmandu Bagmati 7435
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: THai.0891185127 Nepal.9849511143
E-mail: nam95@live.com
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/magarbuddhismnp/
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General secretary: Indra Bahadur Rana Magar  Email  (Phone: 9741175911)
Chairman,Capt.: Deo Bhadur Rana magar  Email  (Phone: 9851098064)
Main Contact: Bhikkhu: Narayan (Nam)Medhenkar  Email  (Phone: Thai.0891185127Nepal.9849511143)
Notes and Events:

Nepal Magar Buddhist service society had been established in 2057B.S(2001) to          revive the  Buddhist religion and subsequent culture, to  unite the people among the Buddhist community, to maintain the religious co-existence and harmonious relation-ship among many religions those have been following their respected religions for several years in Nepal.This is non-profit making,non-government,public welfare oriented social organization.It has been organizing  many seminar and training by doing coordination among various organization of Nepal those are related to Buddhism. 


New Life Foundation

Address: No. 49 Moo 1, Don Sila, Wiang Chai   Wiang Chai Chiang Rai 57210
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: +66 85 714 2834
E-mail: info@newlifethaifoundation.com
Website: http://www.newlifethaifoundation.com/
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Notes and Events:

New Life Foundation is a mindful therapeutic community in northern Thailand. We offer a rich and supportive learning space for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves, or who has struggled with stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, trauma, or addiction. We practice mindfulness, meditation, and yoga, and offer various healing modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Enneagram, trauma release exercises (TRE), mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), non-violent communication (NVC), creative and dance therapy, and more.


Ngee Ann Polytechnic Buddhist Society

Address: 535 Clementi Road, Singapore (599489)  
E-mail: npbs@hotmail.com
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Notes and Events:

Basic Chinese Dharma Class, with Ven. Guo Hui
Every Tuesday 5.30 - 7pm & every Friday 5.30pm


Nichiren Shu Indonesia Buddhist Association

Address: Cetya Pundarika (Myoho San Renge Ji) Jl.Sunter Agung Utara XI Blok.A19 No.8B, Sunter ,Jakarta Utara - Indonesia  Jakarta
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: Nichiren Shu Buddhism
Phone: +62-81311088060
E-mail: sangha@nshi.org
Website: http://www.nshi.org
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Main Contact: Josho Shami  Email  (Phone: +62-81311088060)
Spiritual Director: Rev.Kangyo Noda  
Notes and Events:

The Nichiren Shu is a Buddhist Order founded by Nichiren Shonin (1222-1282). We believe that the Lotus Sutra (Saddharma-Pundarika Sutra) represents the embodiment of the genuine teachings of Sakyamuni Buddha, the founder of Buddhism. Our belief in this doctrine is affirmed by our chanting of the Odaimoku (Sacred Title):

~ Namu Myoho Renge Kyo ~
Adoration to the Sublime Law
of the Lotus of the Perfect Truth.

Favorite website:
http://www.daimoku.org
http://www.friendster.com/josh oshami
http://www.nshi.org
http://www.nshumy.org


Nilambe Meditation Centre

Tradition: Theravada
Website: http://www.nilambe.org/
Notes and Events:

Contacting Nilambe in the new electronic ways is not always easy - we suggest that you come here and meet us! However, do try Upul on 0777-804 555;  Nalaka on 0777-811 653; or Pitigala on 0776-756 598. You may also want to try email:  info@nilambe.org (sometimes checked).

Getting there and away: The centre is easily reached by the Galaha/Deltota bus #633 from Kandy. It passes Nilambe Office Junction (about 17km). From there it is a steep walk through tea plantations to reach the centre. Alternatively, taxis or autorickshaws are available from Kandy. Advice can also be sought from the Buddhist Publication Society in Kandy. Autorickshaws are often available from the bottom of the office junction, at Nilambe, but the gate half way up the tea estate road is locked most of the time.

General info: Meditators stay from one night to several years, and the centre can help long term meditators with visa extensions. Accommodation at the centre is in single or shared rooms. The centre has no electricity supply, and conditions are adequate but basic. Although this is a lay centre, often there are members of the Sangha undertaking personal retreats at Nilambe. The centre charges 400 Sri Lankan rupees per day (about GBP 2.15 sterling, USD 3.90 at June 2004 rates) to foreigners to cover accommodation and food. Sri Lankans may offer donations instead. The majority of resident meditators are westerners, but many Sri Lankans also use the centre (particularly around Poya days). Teaching is also available in English and Sinhala by the resident teacher, Upul. There is a good library of books and tapes in English and Sinhala. Make sure that you bring a flashlight (no electricity), an umbrella and warm clothes (cold at night). The centre provides bedsheets and pillows et cetera.


Nirodha City Centre

Address: 44, Edirisinghe Road, Mirihana,   Nugegoda Western
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: +94 11 2824534
E-mail: nirodhatrust@me.com
Website: http://www.nirodhatrust.org/NT/Home.html
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Assistant Teacher/Trustee Director: M. Kumarasinghe  Email  
Teacher/Trustee: Rusara  Email  (Phone: +18085949575)
Teacher: Dhammaruwan  
Spiritual Director: Dhammaruwan  Email  (Phone: +94727577557)
Notes and Events:

Nirodha City Centre, a Dhamma and Meditation teaching facility was inaugurated at a ceremony on Saturday, 20th February presided over by Ven Kirama Wimalajothi Nayaka Thero and Ven Olande Ananda Thero. The City Centre now located at No 44, Edirisinghe Road, Mirihana Nugegoda, is one of the key projects of the Nirodha Trust whose aim is to foster, preserve and spread the authentic teachings of the Buddha.  

The programs that will be conducted at the Nirodha City Centre include guided meditation, Dhamma workshops, Sutta discussions, Dhammapada teachings, Day-Long retreats and yoga sessions. 

The Spiritual Director and founder of the Nirodha Trust Dhammaruwan, is an experienced meditation teacher who has trained with Bhante Henepola Gunaratne and Joseph Goldstein in the USA. 

At the inauguration ceremony, in a special message Joseph Goldstein reiterated the importance of centers such as the Nirodha City Centre, for providing opportunities for those in the city with busy work schedules to learn meditation in a place close to home. Venerable Wimalajoti welcomed the concept of the City Centre since he felt it would fill an existing void in Dhamma dissemination  and learning meditation in Colombo.


Nirvana Peace Foundation

Address: S. H. Tower, House # 205 (2nd Floor), S. S. Khaled Road,Kazir Dewri, Chittagong, Bangladesh.   Chittagong Chittagong - 4000
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth (WFBY)
Phone: 0088-01760061299, 0088-01795650852
E-mail: sabujbarua1@yahoo.com, nirvanapeace2000@yahoo.com
Website: http://npf.nirvanapeace.com
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Main Contact: SABUJ BARUA , President  Email  (Phone: 088-01760061299)
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VISION:

Integrated Human Activities for Peaceful Life and Ailing Mankind. Developed Socio-economic condition and improved life style of the poor and the under privileged groups.

MISSION:

• To promote the programs for poverty alleviation and improve the overall situation of the poorest men and women by organizing and providing them Education, Training, Credit supports and other services for taking income-generating activities.

• To promote and operate family planning, health, sanitation, safe drinking water supply, nutrition, mother and child health care services for the benefits of the poor.

• To increase the facilities of education (General and Technical) and impart training for the disabled child and socially excluded peoples to provide them in the society as worthy citizens and hold their rights and empowered them through sustainable activities.

OBJECTIVES OF ORGANIZATION:

  • To provide education to the children and adults for development of individual knowledge and capacity.
  • To establish Vocational Training Centre for providing technical skill on different trades.
  • To raise awareness and sensitize the stakeholders to realize the barriers of disabled persons and to take initiatives for overcoming the same.   
  • To protect and preserve human rights specially women and child rights.
  • To remove child labour & to improve the lives of children who are affected by conflict, deprivation, poverty providing education, healthcare and protection.
  • To provide knowledge and awareness on health care and personal hygiene especially maternal and child health care.
  • Prevention of HIV/AIDS and establishment of social dignity of people living with HIV/AIDS
  • To empower the vulnerable women at grassroots level providing necessary training, motivation, right education including necessary technical and financial support as per felt need.   
  • To aware the target peoples as well as community people regarding the uses of safe water and sanitation that importance to social mobilization on health care.
  • To promote self sufficiency of young people.To undertake environmental program to assist to maintain ecological balance and save bio-diversity.  
  • To increase family income through self-employment among the target groups encouraging them to undertake income generation activities.  
  • Media Development – Capacity building of Journalists.
  • To establish good governance at local level to ensure transparency, accountability among the local institutions.
  • To provide all possible cooperation to GO-NGOs, donors and other stakeholders.


Nisala International Meditation Center

Address: Udadumbara, Kandy, Sri Lanka   Kandy Central 20000
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: +94713876444
E-mail: meditationwithacharin@gmail.com
Website: http://www.nisala.org
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Main Contact: Dilu Fernando  Email  (Phone: +94713876444)
Teacher: Acharin Wijenayake  
Spiritual Director: Acharin Wijenayake  Email  (Phone: +94713492216)
Notes and Events:

Based in Udadumbara, Kandy, Sri Lanka, Nisala International Meditation Center is a non-profit organization that hosts Mindfulness Mediation retreats throughout the year for people from all over the world. Situated amidst the lush greenery overlooking the Knuckles mountains range, the Center is the perfect oasis to practice meditation and deep spiritual contemplation.

Acharin G. Wijenayake is the Chief Kammattanacharin (Meditation teacher) in the Nisala International Meditation Centre. He is based in Udadumbara, Kandy, Sri Lanka. He has been meditating for more than two decades in the Mindfulness and the Vipassana traditions in Sri Lanka & abroad. He employs a direct method of teaching to guide his students in their efforts to establish Right Mindfulness within their hearts. His teacher was the late Buddhist monk and the meditation master the Most Venerable Marathugoda Mahinda.


Norbu Choling Centre

Address: No 24 lor 29 geylang #05-00 Leow Sih Association building Singapore 388073  
Tradition: Vajrayana, Gelug
Phone: 65 67476650
E-mail: norbucholingcentre@yahoo.com.sg
Website: http://www.norbucholingcentre.org
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Spiritual Director: Ven Geshe Dorje Tenzin  
Notes and Events:

Norbu Choling Center (NCC) is a Singapore based non-profit organization committed to servicing humanity by providing opportunities to serve, learn and practice from the monks and traditional lineage masters from the 1,013 year old Key Monastery in Spiti, Himalayas India.

NCC is pleased to create a connection to our kind teachers video teachings, gift of prayers and an insight to Spiti to the world via cyberspace. May the Buddha bless all of us to understand dharma better, lead happy, prosperous and meaningful lives. May we produce peaceful and kind actions to benefit all beings and our Mother Earth.

ABOUT US

Norbu Choling Dharma Center was set up in 2007. We are supported by committee members and volunteers under the kind guidance of Venerable Geshe Dorje Tenzin and a team of visiting monks from the Key Monastery.

Quote: "Gaden Lhagyama is considered to be a blessing because Je Tsongkhapa in reality came to this first practitioner and blessed this practitioner and the practitioner did the seven limbs practice during that period and then he wrote this (the text) down and so the text becomes very powerful..." From Lochen Tulku Rinpoches Teaching: How to practice Gaden Lhagyama.


Ocean Sky Chan Monastery

Address: 716 Jose Abad Santos St., Little Baguio, San Juan, Metro Manila, Philippines  
Tradition: Mahayana, Linji (Rinzai)
Affiliation: Chung Tai Chan, Taiwan
Phone: (632) 723-6132
Fax: (632) 722-4400
E-mail: oceansky@mail.ctcm.org.tw
Website: http://www.ctworld.org/108/oceansky/index.htm
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Main Contact: Master Jianqiang  Email  (Phone: +63-2-7236132)
Teacher: Ven. Abbess Jianshu  
Spiritual Director: Ven. Grand Master Wei Chueh  
Notes and Events:

A Buddhist monastery in the Philippines dedicated to the Linji (Rinzai) school of Chan (Zen), it regularly holds classes on Chan and the fundamentals of Buddhism. It is the only temple with regular Dharma services (Sutra recitation, Chan meditation, etc) with English translations. All services and activities conducted in both English and Chinese.

 The mother temple, Chung Tai Chan Monastery, was founded by Master Wei Chueh, an heir to the Linji lineage, to whom a revival of the pure and traditonal Chan (Zen) teachings is credited.

The Four Tenets of Chung Tai:

To Elders be Respectful; To Juniors be Kind; With All Humanity be Harmonious; In all Endeavours be True.

Services include:

Meditation Class

Grand Offering to the Buddha, every 1st and 15th of the Lunar month

Thousand Buddhas Repentance, Saturdays at 7.30 PM

All classes and services are free of charge.


Odiyana Buddhist Centre

Address: Boudhanath   Kathmandu
Tradition: Vajrayana, Nyingma/ Dzogchen
Affiliation: Odiyana Budhhist Centre Melbourne
Phone: (977) 9841233546
E-mail: dcoverseas@hotmail.com
Website: odiyanacentre.org
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Lama: David Christensen  
Spiritual Director: Lopon Kalsang Dorje  Email  (Phone: 977-9841233546)
Main Contact: Lopon Kalsang Dorje  
Notes and Events:

Regular courses in Buddhist philosophy as well as Tibetan and Indian Yoga Classes.

Accommodation also possible by request.


Open Mind Centre - Pai

Address: 66 moo 3 Ban Tapai   Mae Hi Pai Mae Hong Son
Tradition: Theravada, Mahayana, Vajrayana, Non-Sectarian, Karma Kagyu and mixed
Phone: 053 065 733/ +66 53 065 733 (English) 0807 366 406/ +66 807 366 406 (English) Asami 09 0674 3260 (Th
Website: http://www.openmindcentre.asia
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Teacher: Dr Mana Waite  
Spiritual Director: Lama Jetsun Yeshe  
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Pai is a delightful 2.5 hour drive from Chiang Mai through mountains and forests. Or you can fly from Chiang Mai, which has an international airport.

Open Mind Centre is a centre for exploration, healing, creativity and growth. We are right on the Pai River, overlooking the lovely Pai valley and mountains. We have 12 cabins, meditation/ teaching / yoga rooms, treatment/ session room, natural hot spring water baths on site

We offer healing sessions, scheduled and individual retreats, a quiet place to stay for some reflection or chill time, and a venue for visiting teachers and healers to offer workshops, residential retreats, sessions etc
• Meditation Retreats - for beginners and all levels - we can put together programs for 3-14 days - or more!
Healing Retreats – we can put together a program to suit you - popular programs are 2-7 days

• Personal time for quiet, healing, creativity etc – you don't have to be part of our programs - many people come just to have some quiet time in nature - & we are close enough to Pai to drop in to see friends, walking street, a waterfall.


Oriental Radio Practise Centre

Address: 95 tanjong pagar 3rd floor Singapore 088516  
Tradition: Mahayana
Phone: 612-92832758
Fax: 61280052791
E-mail: richardlujunhong@sina.com
Website: http://www.orientalradio.com.sg
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Spiritual Director: Richard Lu Jun Hong  
Notes and Events:

Recommendations for Daily Recitation

 
1.3.1 Standard Daily Recitation
 
“May the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva protect and bless me, , grant me good health, safety and good fortune.”
 
Every day, recite the Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou) 7 times, the Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching) 7 times, the Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance (Li Fo Ta Chan Hui Wen) 3 to 7 times, and the Cundi Dharani (Chun Ti Shen Chou) 21 times.
 
Prayers for specific situations
 
1. Praying for success in career, business or interviews:
 
Recite the Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou) 7 to 21 times, the Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching) 7 times, the Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance (Li Fo Ta Chan Hui Wen) 1 to 3 times, Cundi Dharani (Chun Ti Shen Chou) 21, 49 or 108 times.
 
2. Praying for transforming and resolving negative karmic ties:
 
“May the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva protect and bless me, , help me to untie my negative karmic knots with , and to transform and resolve our conflicts.”
 
Recite the Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou) 7 times, the Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching) 7, 9, 11, 21, 27 or 49 times each for yourself and the other party, the Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance (Li Fo Ta Chan Hui Wen) 3 to 7 times, and the Mantra to Untie Karmic Knots (Chieh Chieh Chou) 21, 27, 49 or 108 times. In addition, you should recite at least 3 Little Houses (Hsiao Fang Tzu) per week, together with making Great Vows and performing Life Liberations. The above would help to transform and resolve the negative karmic ties between the two parties as soon as possible.
 
1.3.2 Daily Recitation for elders
 
“May the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva protect and bless me, , grant me good health, eliminate calamities and extend my life.”
 
Recite the Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou) 21 to 49 times, the Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching) 7 times, the Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance (Li Fo Ta Chan Hui Wen) 3 to 7 times, and the Arya Amitayur Niyama Prabharaja Dharani (Sheng Wu Liang Shou Chueh Ting Kuang Ming Wang To Lo Ni) 49 times.
 
1.3.3 Daily Recitation for people with severe illness
 
Recite the Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou) 49 times, and you can say the following prayer, “May the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva protect and bless me, , please cure my illness on .” (If the illness is related to a mental disorder, the recitation of the Great Compassion Mantra (Ta Pei Chou) can be reduced to less than 21 times per day).
 
The Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching) 7 times (If the illness is related to a mental disorder, the recitation of the Heart Sutra (Hsin Ching) should be more than 21 times per day), and say the following prayer, “May the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva protect and bless me, , grant me wisdom.”
 
The Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance (Li Fo Ta Chan Hui Wen) 3 to 7 times, and say the following prayer, “May the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva protect and bless me, , help me to repent and eliminate karmic obstacles due to negative karmas (or karmic obstacles on parts of the body), and cure the illness on .”
 
If your family or ancestors have committed killings, or you have committed major killings in your present life, you should also include the Amitabha Pure Land Rebirth Mantra (Wang Sheng Chou) 49 or 108 times and transfer merits to the minor foreign spirits whose death have been caused by you.
 
If you have had an abortion or miscarriage in the past, then you should also perform the transferring of merits for the child that was aborted or miscarried so that the child can proceed to a better place. For each child, you should recite at least 7 to 21 Little Houses, and address them to the “The child of ”. Generally you should write the full name of the mother. If you do not know the full name of the mother, then you can write the full name of the father.
 
Recite at least 3 Little Houses per week, and address them to the “Karmic Creditor of ”.
 
At the same time, you should also perform Life Liberation in large quantities, and make Grand Vows.


Pa-Auk Meditation Centre (Singapore)

Address: 15 Teo Kim Eng Road Singapore 416385  
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 65) 6611 9242
Fax: (65) 6611 9242
E-mail:
admin@pamc.org.sg
Website: http://www.pamc.org.sg/
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Spiritual Director: Ven Pa Auk Sayadaw  
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PA-AUK MEDITATION CENTRE (SINGAPORE)

Pa-Auk Meditation Centre (\'PAMC), established as a direct lineage of the Pa-Auk Forest Monastery (Pa-Auk), Mawlamyine, Myanmar, received the strong endorsement and support of The Most Venerable Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw Bhaddanta Ᾱciṇṇa (the Sayadaw), the Abbot of Pa-Auk.  PAMC is dedicated to the Sangha of Pa-Auk (the Sangha\\) as led by the Sayadaw, and draws its spiritual direction from the Sayadaw.

PAMC was registered in Singapore on 20 August 2007, and its registration was gazetted in the Singapore Government Gazette Notification No. 2555 dated 22 August 2007. 

OUR MISSION

PAMC serves to promote the learning and practice of Samatha and Vipassanā meditation, based on the teachings of Lord Gotama Buddha, as taught by the Sayadaw at Pa-Auk.

PAMC\\\'s principal activities include the following:

  • providing a conducive venue for the learning and practice of meditation under the guidance of resident teacher(s)
  • organizing  regular meditation retreats, courses and Dhamma talks (based on the Tipiṭaka, the Pāli Texts and the Commentaries),  taught by teachers authorized by the Sayadaw (and/or the Sangha)
  • publishing of Dhanmma books and CDs of Dhamma talks approved by Pa-Auk. 

OUR VISION

 Our vision is to establish a meditation retreat centre with an environment that encourages the observance of the Vinaya and precepts, and conducive for the long-term practice by both monastics and lay meditators. The retreat centre is envisaged to have separate facilities for male and female meditators, including separate meditation halls and residential facilities, providing a certain degree of solitude and minimum distraction.

Our longer term vision is to have a Sangha residing in Singapore, forming part of the larger Pa-Auk Sangha, so that the Sadhamma (true teachings of the Buddha) can be taught and practised, can take root, develop and sustain, and will flourish in Singapore and beyond, for the welfare and happiness of all. 

OUR LOGO

PAMCs Logo, comprising the Asoka Lion Pillars topped by the Wheel of Dhamma, is similar to that of Pa-Auk. The Logo encompasses the following key features  :   

  • It symbolizes PAMCs lineage of Pa-Auk Forest Monastery 
  • Lion  is representative of the Buddha in many ways; Lion also symbolizes Singapore, the Lion City
  • The words Sīla (morality), Samādhi (Concentration), Paññā (Wisdom) as inscribed on the Wheel of Dhamma, represent the undertaking of Threefold Training (of the Noble Eightfold Path) that will systematically purify ones body, speech and mind (of defilements)  in order to realize Nibbana, a state of supreme peace and happiness  

The Logo hence depicts PAMCs direct lineage to Pa-Auk, and its aspiration  to be the place where :

  • The true teachings of the Buddha (the Sadhamma) are taught, and the Wheel of Dhamma turns,
  • The Threefold Training is undertaken and practised, can take root, developed and  sustained, will flourish in Singapore and beyond, for the welfare  and happiness of all.


Padepokan Dhammadipa Arama

Address: Jl.Raya Mojorejo 44 Batu 65322 East Java - Indonesia Postal Address: Padepokan Dhammadipa Arama PO Box 39, Batu 65301 East Java - Indonesia 
Tradition: Theravada
E-mail: dhammadipa@malang.wasantara.net.id
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Abbot: Ven. Khantidharo  
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A Vipassana Meditation Centre in the Mahasi Sayadaw Tradition.


Padma Wodling Dharma Centre

Address: 6B 3rd floor Lor 7 Geylang Singapore 388790  
Tradition: Vajrayana, Palyul Nyingma
Phone: 98139462
E-mail: info@padmawodling.org
Website: http://www.padmawodling.org
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Spiritual Director: HH Pennor Rinpoche  
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Our Centre

The literal meaning of "Padma" is Lotus. "Wodling" means pureland of Guru Rinpoche. Through Guru Rinpoche\'s vajrayana teachings, this centre hopes to propagate the Dharma to all corners of the Universe, and is dedicated to the Palyul tradition of Nyingma Tibetan Buddhism. The centre is set-up to fulfil the late Holiness Penor Norbu Rinpoches wishes to spread the Dharma far and wide.

Our aspiration is to nurture and strengthen our community by studying, practicing, and living the Dharma, and helping the greater community through acts of service and by sharing the Dharma with all who are interested.


Pagoda Meditation Centre

Address: 49/2, 1st Cross Street, Pagoda Road   NUGEGODA Western 10250
Tradition: Theravada, Mahasi Sawadaw
Phone: +94-11-2812397
E-mail: olandeananda@gmail.com
Website: http://pagodamedcentre.multiply.com/
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Teacher: Ven. Olande Ananda Thera  
Maha Nayaka Thera: Ven. Davuldena Gnanissara  Email  (Phone: +94-11-2769243)
Spiritual Director: Ven. Olande Ananda Thera  Email  (Phone: +94-11-2812397)
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REGULAR PROGRAMMES AT PAGODA MEDITATION CENTRE:

EVERY SUNDAY : 4-6 pm MEDITATION –
INTRODUCTION – GUIDED MEDITATION + DHAMMA DISCUSSION
 
FROM 1ST JANUARY 2010 WE HOPE TO CHANGE THE TIMINGS FOR THE SUNDAY MEDITATION TO 4-6 PM
 
EVERY TUESDAY: 6 – 7:30 pm MEDITATION –
INTRODUCTION – GUIDED MEDITATION  + DHAMMA DISCUSSION
EVERY FIRST AND THIRD SUNDAYS :

8:30 -10:30 AM: MEDITATION AND DHAMMA FOR CHILDREN (AGE 8 -18) - IN ENGLISH.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

EVERY POYA DAY: 6 am – 6 pm
8 SIL + BHAVANA + DHAMMA DISCUSSIONS
Heel Dana and Daval Dana are provided by the generosity of Dayakas.


Pal Thubten Shedrub Ling Monastery

Address: Lumbini Monastic Zone. Located within the World Heritage Site   Lumbini
Tradition: Vajrayana
Affiliation: Ka-Nying Shedrub ling
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One of the final wishes of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, was that his sons, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche and Chokling Rinpoche, build a monastery in Lumbini. This, he saw, would serve as a great inspiration for innumerable sentient beings and bring extraordinary benefit. Now, through the aspirations and heartfelt commitment of the sangha, this vision is about to become a reality. The monastery, which will be known as Pal Thubten Shedrub Ling, is about to be built on land granted by the Government of Nepal as a national heritage site and the architectural plans have already been drawn up.

As a major seat for the representations of enlightened Body, Speech and Mind, the monastery will house three large statues representing the Buddhas of the past, present and future. In addition, the monastery will house 1000 exquisite, golden representations of all the Buddhas of this Fortunate Aeon. Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche and his sons have aspired that Pal Thubten Shedrub Ling will come to serve not only as an important monastic seat of learning and practice, but also as a source of immediate and ever-lasting peace and well-being for all sentient beings..

This monastery is currently being built , ccompletion by 2013/14.


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