20 NICE meditation centers

1) Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary (SBS) in Perak, Malaysia

Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary (SBS) is a training centre for Malaysian Theravada Buddhist monks to learn how to live in accordance with the Dhammavinaya (the name the Buddha gave his "religion") as enshrined in the original scriptures.


2) BMS Dhammavijaya Meditation & Retreat Centre in Dengkil, Selangor, Malaysia

Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia - Dhammavijaya Meditation & Retreat Centre

Dengkil, Sepang, Selangor, Malaysia.

World / Malaysia / Selangor / Kajang-Sungai_Chua
Coordinates: 2°53'32"N 101°44'35"E


3) Malaysia Vipassana Meditation Society - Dhamma Malaya in Gambang, Pahang, Malaysia

Dhamma Malaya is near the east coast of Malaysia on 20 acres of land, on a small

breezy rise surrounded by a plantation. It is about 3 hours from the national capital

Kuala Lumpur, near a major road junction and just 15 minutes from Kuantan airport.

It is near (Opposite University Malaysia Pahang) Gambang Plantation, Lebuhraya MEC,

Gambang, Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia.


Johor Saleng Eco Village
This hired course site is surrounded by tropical gardens, a vegetable farm and green fields. It is used regularly for up to 40
students. The main lodge of the farm property is used for female students and has several shared dorms. Another building is
used for male students. The main hall is air-conditioned.

4) Vivekavana Buddhist Society 静 修 园 佛 教 会 in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia

Vivekavana Buddhist Society is a Theravāda monastery located up the Bukit Berapit hill with nice surroundings and facilities. The society welcomes sincere Buddhists to go there for retreat.




5) Buddhist Hermitage Lunas 有关鲁乃佛教修行林 in Kedah, Malaysia

The objective of Buddhist Hermitage Lunas is to propagate Dhamma.


6) Malaysian Buddhist Meditation Centre in Penang, Malaysia

Intensive retreats as well as part time meditation classes are held throughout out the

year. The present meditation teacher is Sayadaw U Pannathami.

7) Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhism Information Centre Malaysia 法鼓山马来西亚护法会 in Selangor

Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhism is a branch of Dharma Drum Buddhism in Taiwan with the aim to propagate

Dhamma mainly in Chinese.


8) Bhaddekaratta Hermitage / 夜 贤 者 禅 院 in Johor

Bhaddekaratta Hermitage was established in 1999 by Venerable Vajiradhamma. It is

located at Batu Pahat in the state of Johor in West Malaysia, about 3 hrs from KLIA

airport and 2 hrs from Singapore by car. The Hermitage is surrounded by a lush forest

reserve and oil palm plantation, providing a tranquil and conducive environment for

meditation practice.


9) Buddhist Maha Vihara in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Buddhist Maha Vihara was founded by the Sinhalese community based in Kuala

Lumpur and the surrounding areas in 1894 to provide a place of worship in their Sri

Lankan Theravada tradition.


10) Daen Maha Mongkol Meditation Centre in Thailand

Women may stay within the main compound; there are rooms for men outside. Because

of the strict adherence to calmn, you cannot phone or email the centre to make a booking.

However, unless you turn up on a public holiday, free rooms will be available (donations

are welcomed). Day visitors can drop in from 8am to 11am and 1pm to 5pm – everyone

here wears white and appropriate clothes can be hired to the left of the entrance. The

impressive stupa at the top of the nearby hill can be climbed in 30 minutes, but is only

open at weekends and on holy days. The centre is off Hwy 323, 12 km from the Tiger

Temple, and is well signposted. By train, get off at Maha Mongkol station.

11) Forest Sangha in Thailand

International Monasteries in the Buddhist Tradition of Ajahn Chah.


12) Pa-Auk Forest Monastery in Myanmar

Pa-Auk Forest Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in the Theravāda tradition, with
emphasis on the teaching and practice of both Samatha and Vipassana meditation.
Situated in a forest along the Taung Nyo Mountain range in Mon State, Myanmar, the
monastery provides a conducive setting for the practice of long-term,
intensive meditation. Presently, there are over 100 foreign meditators, originating from
over 20 countries, residing in the monastery.

Anyone can come and reside in Pa Auk Monastery, and meditate as long as he wants!

• Mindfulness-of-Breathing (ānāpānassati) - to develop absorption concentration (the

   four jhānas)
• Most of the 40 Samatha subjects taught by The Buddha - including loving-kindness

  (mettā) meditation, the thirty-two parts of the body, the ten kasiṇas and the four

  immaterial jhānas
• Four-Elements Meditation - to analyze ultimate materiality and ultimate mentality
• Dependent Origination - to discern past, present and future lives by analyzing their

  causes and conditions
• Vipassanā Meditation - to discern the five aggregates (materiality and mentality) as

  impermanent, subject to suffering and without a self


13) Tusita Hermitage  兜率天修行林 in Kuching, Malaysia
Tusita Hermitage is a Buddhist meditation centre in Kuching, Malaysia.

Tusita Nepal

Tusita India

Tusita Penang in Malaysia

Tusita Melacca in Malaysia

14) Dhamma Earth in Semenyih, Selangor, Malaysia
The mission of Dhamma Earth is to nurture a Dhamma Propagation ecosystem that enables Dhamma Growth and Exploration for
the alleviation, prevention and cessation of suffering, for the welfare and happiness of all beings.

15) Pa Auk Meditation Center in Singapore

PAMC serves to promote the learning and practice of Samatha and Vipassana meditation, based on the teachings of Lord Gotama

Buddha, as taught by the Sayadaw at Pa-Auk.

16) Wat Pa Tam Wua Forest Monastery in Thailand
Wat Pa Tham Wua near Mae Hong Son is a forest monastery located 35km from Mae Hong Son on route to Pai. 

17) Meditation retreats and temples across Thailand

Across Thailand are countless meditation retreats and Buddhist temples where meditation can be practiced. Below is a short list

of a few of them and their websites.

18) Nandaka Vihara in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, Malaysia

Nandaka Vihara is a Buddhist meditation monastery situated in Bukit Mertajam, Penang. It is near the Cherok Tokun Forest
Recreational Park. Activities conducted here are meditation, Dhamma talks, chanting class etc.and a sunday dhamma


19) DhammaJata Vihara 法 錦 精 舍 in Prai, Penang

DhammaJata Vihara is situated at 32A, Jalan Persiaran Jawi 3, Bukit Jawi, Seberang Prai Selatan, Penang.

20) Meditation centers information from DhammaJata-Vihara