Retreat Infos

Da uns für Malaysia bisher keine Berichte vorliegen, listen wir hier lediglich bekannte Retreatzentren auf.

Buddhist Hermitage Lunas
Lot 297, Kampung Seberang Sungai
09600 Lunas, Kedah Darulaman, Malaysia.

Tel/Fax: (604) 4844027


Resident Sangha: Venerable Suvanno, a Malaysian English speaking monk and founder of the Hermitage. The resident nun is Sister Dhammadina, a Malaysian fluent in English and Mandarin.

This is an affiliated Mahasi Sayadaw meditation retreat centre for those wishing to do intensive practice only. Facilities are excellent for retreatants - both male and female and ordained Sangha. The retreat centre is located in a quiet rural area about an hours drive east of Penang, close to the town of Lunas.

Buddhism in Malaysia

An independent information centre about activities of all Buddhist schools in Malaysia.

Contact: Leong Kok Kee, Email:

Buddhist Wisdom Centre
No 36 Jalan SS22/27
Damansara Jaya, Selangor

Spiritual Advisor: Ven. Sujiva Liew

Meditation Sessions:
o Saturday and Sunday from 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm - individual practice.
Guides are usually available for basic instructions.


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Bukit Kecil Meditation Centre
Kampung Pasir Senor
18400 Temangan, Kelantan, Malaysia.

Teacher: Rev. Javana Panno

A Theravadin Buddhist Temple

Contact: Lai Yeong Choong

Drukpa Maha Yoga Ling Buddhist Center
196, Jalan Midah Besar, Taman Midah, 56000
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
110C, Jalan Jejaka,
Taman Maluri, 55100
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: (603) 931 6333, Fax: (603) 985 4213


The Drukpa Kargyud lineage originated in the 11th century A.D. as a subdivision of the Kagyud tradition. The unique teachings transmitted through the Kagyud realization lineage are distinguished as the "Six Yogas of Naropa" and the oral pith-instructions of Mahamudra. Supplementing these teachings, the Drukpa Kargyud school also offers special meditative instructions known as "The Six Equal Tastes" and "The Seven Auspicious Teachings". The lineage descends directly through the enlightened masters -- Tilopa, Naropa, Marpa, Milarepa, Gampopa, Phagmo Drupa and Lingchen Repa. Lingchen Repa Pema Dorje, famed as the Saraha (a revered tantric sage) of Tibet popular for his psychic power, was the spiritual teacher and guide of the 1st Gyalwang Drukpa, Tsangpa Gyare Yeshe Dorje.

The Gyalwang Drukpas are revered primarily as incarnate embodiments of Arya Avalokiteshvara (i.e. Chenrezig in Tibetan or Kuan Yin in Chinese) and Mahasiddha Naropa. The present Gyalwang Drukpa, Jigme Pema Wangchen, is the recognized 12th incarnation.

Malaysian Buddhist Meditation Centre
355 Jalan Mesjid Negeri, Penang, 11600, Malaysia.
Tel: (604) 2822534
Mobile: 016-4110072


Meditation System: Vipassana (Insight) in the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition.

The Malaysian Buddhist Meditation Centre (MBMC), is open throughout the whole year. Intensive retreats as well as part time meditation classes are held throughout out the year.
Facilities: This centre caters for visiting foreign meditators in Penang and the facilities are of a very high standard. There is a good English Buddhist library at the centre as well which includes a number of titles on Buddhist practice.

Contact: Mr. Tan Ah Huat (Hon. Secretary)

Meh Liew Buddhist Temple
29 Kampong Siam
off Jalan Pahang
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The temple offers meditation classes during weekends
Contact: Mr. Maurice A. de Alwis

Persatuan Dharma Ka-Nying Ling
No.8, Jalan Union Tiga
Off Jalan Sentul,
51100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Tel: (603) 4433690


A Buddhist centre which is dedicated to the Chokling Tersar (Chokling New Treasure - revealed by Terton Chokgyur Lingpa who lived in 19th Century) tradition. Our key teachers are Ven. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, H.E. Chokling Rinpoche (incarnation of Terton Chokgyur Lingpa) and Ven. Tsoknyi Rinpoche.

Ratnashri Centre
No. 129-C, Jalan SS 25/2
Petaling Jaya 47301 Selangor, Malaysia.

Tel: (603) 2423812 (call Mr. Chooi); Fax:(603) 2415242


Our principle lineage is Drikung Kagyu, part of the Mahayana and Vajrayana Traditions.
Our objective is to assist in turning the Dhamma Wheel by whatever possible means and thus brings the Dhamma into practice by as many sentient being as possible. You have the good karma that brought you to this page. Your next move is? To check out our webpage for more information pertianing to events we organise for you and your friends.

Santisukharama Meditation Centre
Santisukharama c/o Kota Tinggi Buddhist Society,
6, Jalan Delima 2, Taman Kota Jaya
81900 Kota Tinggi Johor, Malaysia

Tel/Fax: (607) 8831803


Anreise / How to get there

Refer to detail direction guide on our website.



Schwerpunkt / Main Focus

Satipatthana Vipassana Meditation

Meditationstechnik / Meditation Method

Vipassana meditation according to the system taught by the late Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma.

Hinweise / Further Informations

Santisukharama is a Vipassana (Insight) meditation centre founded by Ven. Sujiva in 1982. It was officially declared open in 1984 by Ven. Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa, the then head of the Mahasi Meditation Center in Rangoon, Burma. The centre is open all year through and provides facilities for Vipassana yogis who wish to undergo a period of intensive meditation retreat. The method of meditation taught here is Vipassana meditation which is in line with the method taught by the late Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma. This is a method that is based on the scriptural texts handed down among the Elders of the Theravada tradition. For more information refer to our website

Taiping Insight Meditation Society
96 Lorong 4,Taman Bersatu, Kampong Boyan
34000 Taiping, Perak, Malaysia.

Tel: (605) 8052977
Spiritual Advisor: Ven. Sujiva Liew

Contacts Mr Goh Keat Soon: (605) 8075595 (home) 016 2740567 (hp)
Ms Lim Lay Hoon: (605) 8066842


Satipatthana Vipassana meditation every Saturday night at 8.00 pm
Pali Chanting every Friday night at 8.30 pm
8 Precepts cum meditation on second Sunday of every month

Dhamma Talks by visiting/invited monks and lay speakers from time to time.
Short intensive vipassana meditation retreats in the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition from time to time. Occasional weekend Dhamma camps for children and teenagers.

Than Hsiang Temple
132, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah
11900 Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

Tel: 604-6414822, Fax: 604-6421896


Educational Activities

Courses of the Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka Diploma, Degree and Post Graduate Diploma Courses are conducted for systematic study of Buddhism. The degrees are recognized by universities of Commonwealth Countries.

Kindergarten - We adopt the best of traditional and western teaching methods. In addition to preparing students for primary school education, we also emphasize instilling ethical values as well as developing good character in the children.

Sunday School - Dharma Classes and recreational activities are organized to instill good values and develop good character in youth.

Adult Buddhist Classes - English and Mandarin Dharma courses are organized to enhance proper knowledge of Buddhism.

A.V. Library - Besides a good collection of English and Chinese books, audio and video tapes are available on loan.

Talks - Talks on marriage, family health care and counseling are regularly conducted.

Training camps are organized for children and youths to promote healthy educational and recreational activities.


Welfare Activities

Home for Senior Citizens
We provide a comfortable and caring living enviroment for senior citizens and instill hope for their future with religious faith. The Home is also a place for cultivation of the workers and the volunteers.

Mitra Line - We provide telephone and face to face counseling in Penang and Kuala Lumpur. People can also seek help through mail or e-mail.

Metta Free Clinic - Medical services are provided by doctors and Chinese physicians. A group of volunteers also donate blood for emergency cases.

Welfare Group - We provide financial and psychological support to people who need help in Penang and Kuala Lumpur.

Religious Activities

Religious services and lectures are conducted every Friday evening in both Penang and Kuala Lumpur. Eight precept sessions are regularly conducted and special religious ceremonies.

Tian Rien Lodge
504,Block E9 Section 2 Wangsa Maju
53300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: (603) 4127973

Contact: Rev.Bhikkhu DhammasatI Shih Yin How (Chinese and English Speaking Monk).

Meditation System: Vipassana (Insight) in the Ven.Ledi Sayadaw, Saya Thetgyi,Ven.Webu Sayadaw, Sayagyi U Ba Khin, S.N.Goenka tradition.