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Meetirigala Nissarana Vanaye

Address: Meetirigala 11742, Sri Lanka. 
Tradition: Theravada, Mahasi Sawadaw
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Meetirigala Nissarana Vanaye is a monastery in the strict forest tradition in Sri Lanka. It is one of Sri Lanka\\\'s most respected meditation monasteries. It was founded in 1968 by Asoka Weeraratna (the founder of the German Dharmaduta Society and the Berlin Buddhist Vihara in Germany). He equipped the monastery with all the facilities conducive to the meditative life, found an accomplished meditation master, Ven. Matara Sri Gnanarama Mahathera (author of \\\'Seven stages of Purifications\\\' and \\\'Seven Contemplations\\\', both published by the BPS), to direct the meditation training, and then, his mission accomplished, he himself entered the Buddhist order under the name Ven. Mitirigala Dhammanisanthi Thera. Meditators and monks go pindapada in the traditional style, male meditators are allowed to stay for up to 2 weeks, but only after receiving prior invitation. The meditation teacher is Ven. U Dhammajiva, a student of Ven. Sayadaw U Pandita.

Meh Liew Buddhist Temple

Address: 29 Kampong Siam off Jalan Pahang  Pahang
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
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Main Contact: Mr. Maurice A. de Alwis  
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The temple offers meditation classes during weekends.

Melbourne Buddhist Centre, Brunswick

Address: 23 David Street, Brunswick, VIC 3056   Brunswick Vic PO Box 157, Brunswic
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Triratna
Affiliation: Triratna Buddhist Order
Phone: (03) 9380 4303
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The Melbourne Buddhist Centre is run by the Triratna Buddhist Community, an international network dedicated to practising and teaching Buddhist ethics, meditation and wisdom in the contemporary world. Regular meditation courses and Buddhism courses are held at the Centre as well as introductory drop-in meditation classes.

Melbourne Buddhist Meditation Classes

Address: 2 Minona Street   Hawthorn, Melbourne Vic 3122
Tradition: Vajrayana
Phone: 0419702455
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Teacher: Venerable Toby Gillies  
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Melbourne Buddhist Meditation Classes give access to the teachings of Venerable Toby Gillies, a Buddhist Monk ordained in the Tibetan tradition for some thirty years.

Toby gives meditation classes in Melbourne with an introduction to Buddhism each Tuesday evening. All are welcome.

He also gives more advanced Buddhist meditation sessions, retreat days and a regular schedule of seminars. 

Venerable Toby has been teaching Dharma for nearly 40 years and frequently writes for the blog on his website

Melbourne Palchen Study Group

Address: Hoshino Therapy of Melbourne 2115 Waverly Place   Melbourne FL 32901
Tradition: Vajrayana
Affiliation: Barom Kagyu
Phone: (321) 720-1519
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Spiritual Director: Bardor Tulku Rinpoche  
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A Tibetan Buddhism study group that was created, meets, and studies under the guidance of the Venerable Bardor Tulku Rinpoche III.

Melbourne Tibetan Buddhist Centre

Address: 1/246 Grange Road   Carnegie Vic 3163
Tradition: Vajrayana, His Holiness The Dalai Lama of Tibet
Phone: +61 3 9576 7792
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Spiritual Director: Sandup Tsering  Email  (Phone: +61 3 95767792)
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The Melbourne Tibetan Buddhist Centre aims to present the Tibetan Buddhist teachings in an accessible modern manner.

Buddhism has useful viewpoints to offer on:

  • Developing greater wellbeing and inner peace
  • Coping with life’s difficulties and challenges
  • Managing negative emotions & cultivating positive emotions
  • Living a meaningful values based life
  • Compassion, altruism and secular ethics
  • Meditation and mindfulness practice
  • Understanding the nature of mind

A weekly drop-in class suitable for anyone who is interested to learn more about Buddhism. Tibetan Buddhism involves philosophy, reasoning and meditation practice as a pathway towards greater inner peace and spiritual development.

Please refer to the website for the class timetable. Sunday night weekly classes run from 6.30pm-7.30pm. By donation.

This class will include:

  • Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism
  • Some basic Buddhist meditation practice
  • Discussion on important key concepts
  • Questions, queries and doubts are encouraged in the sessions

Melbourne Zen Hospice

Address: PO Box 329, Albert Park, Melbourne, Vic.3206  Vic
Tradition: Mahayana, Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Japanese Zen
Phone: (03)98855725
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Main Contact: Seikan  (Phone: 0410827027)
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The Melbourne Zen Hospice provides free home support and companionship to persons of any age who are approaching the end of their life and living at home, and to their carers and any family members living with them.

METTA (Meditation Education Training Treatment Academy)

Address: 73/412, MOO. 5, MUANG EK, SOI EK BURAPHA 5,   LAK HOK Pathum Thani 12000
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: METTA (Meditation Education Training Treatment Academy) INDIA
Phone: 02-9972059
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Abhaya Putra Bhikkhu  Email  (Phone: 02-9972059)
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METTA is carrying METTA 2020 PROGRAM to revive Buddhism in India

METTA 2020 is a program to create 2,000 well trained monks for India during 15 years. Initially it was aimed to reach the target in 2020, starting in 2005. Due to the setback faced in 2009 the program may be extended for the period of five more years. METTA 2020 will carry rigorous training of each Novice to be monk for length of ten years.

Metta Buddhist Monastery and Meditation Centre

Address: 26 Brantingham Drive, Ingleby Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees   TS175LS
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 08007720289
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Spiritual Director: =  
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 Metta Buddhist Monastery was founded by Most Ven. W. Ratanasiri Maha Thero. He is also the founder and chairperson of Metta Buddhist Centre, Sri Lanka.  

Metta Buddhist Monastery seeks to promote the study and practice of Buddhism. Dedicated volunteer teachers conduct Sunday Dhamma Classes (in Sinhala and English) for students who have access to a well-stocked Buddhist Library. Resident monks provide free religious guidance and service to the community.

Metta Buddhist Monastery seeks to promote the practice of Meditation and provide a space for devotees to practice meditation.



Metta Hermitage

Address: No.1 Jalan Angkasa  Batu Arang Selangor 48100
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, A place for meditation, Batu Arang, Malaysia
Phone: +6019-2379244
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Spiritual Director: Roshi Lingam  Email  (Phone: +6019-2379244)
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Regular Meditation Sessions guided by Roshi Lingam

Day and time: Every Monday, Wednesday & Saturday evenings, 8.00 pm
Venue: Siddhartha Meditation Hall, Metta Hermitage, Batu Arang, Selangor, Malaysia.

Metta House Meditation Center

Address: 2355 Pecos Boulevard   Beaumont TX 77702
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Theravada Buddhist Society of North America
Phone: 409-234-3221
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Spiritual Director: Kassapa Bhikkhu, Abbot  Email  (Phone: 409-960-8369)
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Welcome to Metta House Meditation Center.

Metta House is a Buddhist Meditation Center located in Beaumont, Texas. The center is a not for profit affiliate of the TBSBA, the Theravada Buddhist Society of North America.  Metta House is open to all ethnicities as a multicultural center.  The operating language is English.  

Sunday chanting service is at 11:00 am with luncheon at noon.  All members are invited.  Yoga classes are offered at 6:00 pm on Wednesday evenings.  Meditation sessions are offered on Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm.  Beginners and advanced classes and book study are also offered during the week. 
Beginner Pali class and Buddhism classes are held Sunday at 1:30 and 2:30 pm.  

We are a vibrant community of American monks and lay people, dedicated to teaching Dhamma, training future monastics, community service and practicing Vipassana and Samadhi meditations.  Our meditation community is over 50 practitioners.  We invite you to participate and grow in Metta with us.

Contact Bhante at 409-234-3221 or

Metta School

Address: Puncak Permai Utara 45-47   Surabaya East Java 60187
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: University of Cambridge International Examinations
Phone: +62317342920
Fax: +62317345481
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At Metta School, we strive to be a steadfast high quality school, with moral ethics, good heart and mind, high tolerance, compassion to all sentient beings, and active participant in educating the nations.

Metta Welfare Association

Address: 32 Simei Street 1 #03-00 Singapore 529950  
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: Golden Pagoda Buddhist Temple
Phone: 65804688
Fax: 65804699
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Spiritual Director: Ven Fa zhao  
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What is “Metta”?
“Metta” in Pali means “loving kindness”.

Metta Welfare Association

The Metta Welfare Association (Metta) was founded in 1992 by Venerable Shi Fa Zhao, Abbot of the Golden Pagoda Buddhist Temple. He is also the President and Abbot of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum.

Registered as a charity in 1994, Metta is presently endorsed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education. We are also members of the National Council of Social Service, Singapore Hospice Council and Singapore Disability Sports Council.

Compassionate love to share
Brightens hope to those we care


In accordance with The Great Compassionate Vows of The Buddha of Medicine, Metta aims to provide quality health care and welfare services for the needy and less fortunate, regardless of race or religion.

Mission & Objectives

  • To provide accessible and affordable medical care to the less fortunate – home hospice care for the terminally ill and day rehabilitative services for elderly and stroke patients
  • To provide disability care, respite care, residential care and training for the intellectually disabled
  • To provide special education and training for children with mild intellectual disability and/or autism
  • To provide community care services for the elderly, students and children
  • To develop and provide such forms of medical care and welfare services as required by the community

Our Centres

Playing a pivotal role in realising our mission are nine welfare centres and a social enterprise that are located island-wide. Currently serving over 900 beneficiaries from various races and religions, these centres are segregated into the following areas:

Disability Care

  • Metta Day Activity Centre for the Intellectually Disabled (a day care centre for the intellectually disabled)
  • Metta Home for the Disabled (a residential home for the disabled)
  • Metta Home Day Activity Centre (a day care centre for the disabled)

Medical Care

  • Metta Day Rehabilitation Centre for the Elderly (a day rehabilitation centre for elderly and stroke patients)
  • Metta Hospice Care (home hospice care for the terminally ill)

Children Care

  • Metta PreSchool @Simei and Punggol (preschools that offer early intervention programmes to young children aged three to six with special needs)
  • SE CDC – Metta Student Care Centre

Special Education

  • Metta School (a special education school for children aged seven to 18 with mild intellectual disability and/or autism spectrum disorders).

Mettarama Nuns' Monastery

Address: Private address, visitors by appointment   Bankstown region Sydney NSW
Tradition: Theravada, Early Buddhist
Affiliation: local monastery- no external affiliation
Phone: +61426727070
E-mail: mettarama.monastery[at]gmail[dot]com
Website: http://www,
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Main Contact: Tammy ( English/Vietnamese)  
Spiritual Director: Bhante Sujato  
Teacher: Ayya Suvira  
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Mettarama is a bhikkhuni monastery which operates under an auspicing arrangement with the Metta Centre, Bankstown.

We regularly offer opportunities for day visits and home visits by appointment in the Harris Park and wider Sydney area. 

Miao De Chan Temple

Address: Temple Drive, Metro Gate Tagaytay Estates, Brgy. Kaybagal Central   Tagaytay City 4120
Tradition: Mahayana, Pureland
Affiliation: Miao De Bodhisattva Society Foundation Inc.
Phone: +639178450742 / +639228158893
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Dharma Master Jing Ping  
Teacher: Ms. Suy Leng Go  
Main Contact: Ms. Suy Leng Go  (Phone: +639178450742 / +639228158893)
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  1. To propagate Buddhas Teaching
  2. To lift up the virtuous character of mans nature
  3. To cultivate diligently the Three Learnings of discipline, deep concentration, and wisdom.

Year Round Dharma Services. Group Cultivations, and Other Activities are as follow:

  1. January - New Year Prayer for Blessings Dharma Service, Homage and Bowing Ceremony of the Medicine Buddha’s Precious Repentance Sutra
  2. February - June and July 19th  (Lunar Month) – Kuan Yin Dharma Service
  3. March 16th (Lunar Month) -  Cundi Bodhisattva’s Birthday Dharma Service
  4. On April 1st to the end of May – Center for Buddhist Studies College Level Life’s Cultivation Summer Training Program
  5. A day (to be announced) in April – Seven-Day Kuan Yin Group Cultivation
  6. May –  Seven-Day Amitabha Group Cultivation; Eight Precepts and Bathing Buddha Ceremony
  7. July  (Lunar Month) – Earth Store Bodhisattva Birthday’s Dharma Service
  8. September (Lunar Month) – Medicine Buddha’s Birthday Dharma Service
  9. November (Lunar Month) – Amitabha Buddha’s Birthday Dharma Service 
  10. Year-End – Thousand Buddha Dharma Service and   
  11. Thanksgiving to the Buddha
  12. Annual holding of various inter-faith dialogue activities
  13. Yearly in January and April, together with Miao De Bodhisattva Society Foundation – Buddhist Teaching Citywide Propagation Activities (Buddhism Summer Intensive Training Program;  Shakyamuni Buddhas Birthday and Mothers Day Celebration).

Miao Fa Zentrum fuer Meditation und Chan-Buddhismus

Address: Streitstr.23   Berlin Spandau 13587
Tradition: Mahayana, Chan
Phone: 030-74074628
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Teacher: Shifu Simplicity  
Spiritual Director: Shifu Simplicity  Email  
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Meditation and Buddhism classes taught by the German Buddhist nun Shifu Simplicity. All activities free of charge.

Mibha Metta Meditation Center

Address: Myawady Mingyi Road, (107) Quarter  South Dagon Yangon
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: Aung Mangalar Buddhist Temple
Phone: 09-509-1328
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Venerable: Dmmacara  Email  (Phone: 1-650-868-6960)
Venerable: U Nagasena  Email  (Phone: 1-650-868-6960)
Main Contact: Ven.Ashin Acara  Email  (Phone: 1-650-994-2039)
Teacher: Ashin Sundara  
Spiritual Director: Ven.Ashin Acara  Email  (Phone: 1-650-868-6960)
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7 day Meditation Retreat - Every 3 months.

Dhamma Teaching and Training Sessions monthly.

Metta Meditation - everyday from 8 am to 4 pm.

Mid Essex Buddhist Centre

Address: 17 Trinity Square   South Woodham Ferrers CM35JX
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Triratna
Phone: 07936 534546
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The aim and vision of the Mid Essex Buddhist Centre is to create an environment where spiritual friendship and Sangha can flourish to enable people to grow and develop towards their full potential through meditation and the study of Buddhism.

The practices taught at the centre are also suited to people who have not previously meditated but wish to do so, particularly for reasons of stress or other similar issues.

Middle East Meditation Center

Address: 7, Al Asayel Street (50 St.), Al Basha 3, Dubai, United Arab Emirates   Al Basha 3
Tradition: Theravada, International/Thai - everyone are welcome!
Affiliation: World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth
Phone: +971 42963050
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Teacher: PhraMaha Woot Boonsaner  
Main Contact: Dr. Lye Ket Yong  Email  (Phone: +971 52 9073358)
Spiritual Director: PhraMaha Woot Boonsaner  Email  (Phone: +971 568790912)
Notes and Events:

Middle East Meditation Center is a non-profit organization serving people of all ages, races, nationalities, dedicated to the development of inner peace, self development education and research, geared towards adults, youth and organizations.

We offers meditation practices and moral uplifting educational training programs, based on mental and spiritual confluence, and organization of various cultural activities to promote unity and harmony.

We also co-ordinate and networking with other Buddhist Organizations and institutions in the Middle East and globally. Official WFBY Regional Ctr in the Middle East, geared towards youth development & empowerment.

Middle Land Chan Monastery

Address: 1173 San Bernardino Ave.   CA 91767
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen (Chan) School, Linji, Meditation
Phone: 909-625-0187
Fax: 909-625-0189
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Spiritual Director: Ven. Master Wei Chueh  
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We offer weekly free classes in the fundamentals of Zen Buddhism and meditation throughout the year. The classes and services are given both in English and in Chinese.

We sincerely invite everyone to join our meditation classes and all activities, to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere here, and to find the meaning of life through meditation practice and Dharma education.

All classes and programs are FREE of charge and open to the public.