Monasteries and Centers

Ārāma Karuṇā Sevena

was founded as a monastic dwelling and a refuge for bhikkhunī Visuddhi. The Ārāma Karuṇā Sevena is a place of silent contemplation, meditation, and training of living in seclusion. It is a space free of the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It is a suitable environment for those who seek refuge in the Triple Gem and seek a space for spiritual practice, those who want to spend some time in tranquility, meditation within a protected environment.

Shanta Vana

Venerable Dhammadipa hopes and believes that Buddhism once again gives us a chance to understand it as a single whole where different views compliment each other. His teaching is based on one observation: "There is only one Buddhism" and the individual schools are just those famous fingers pointing at the moon.


(pronounce as Yavoriye) is a Theravada Buddhist Meditation Centre that offers space for intensive meditation practices. Our effort is to bring quality teachers of Vipassana to Slovakia and provide access to Buddha's Dhamma in this region of the world.  

Sumathipala na Himi Senasum Arana

Sumathipāla Meditation Center is a meditation center in Kanduboda near Delgoda, Sri Lanka. The chief monk and head of the meditation center is the Ven. Pemasiri mahāthera, a popular and experienced teacher of the Burmese Mahāsi tradition. Bhante Pemasiri is very helpful and friendly to foreigners. The center is set in a beautiful and peaceful coconut grove.

Dhammazentrum Nyanaponika

The Dhamma Center Nyanaponika was founded in 1994 and is a center for Buddhist education and culture. Since 2013 we have been in Vienna 14, Penzinger Straße 16/8. Our spiritual leader is Bhante Dr. Seelawansa Wijayarajapura Maha Thero. You are cordially invited to participate in meditations and recitations, courses, lectures, pujas and special ceremonies. As part of our community, you will experience moments of peace and joy.


In Wangdenling, in 2017 we built a cabin (caravan) for seclusion. The caravan consists of a room for normal daily retreat, a retreat room in the dark and a sanitary facility (chemical toilet and shower). The caravan is not yet fully finished, but in addition to winter, it is possible to practice it comfortably.