Buddha-Dharma Centers in the Philippines

Ocean Sky Chan Monastery
Philippine branch of Taiwan’s Chung Tai Monastery
716 Jose Abad Santos, Greenhills, San Juan
Tel: (02)723-6132 Fax: (0)722-4400
URL: http://oceanskymonastery.blogspot.com/
Email: oceansky@mail.ctcm.org.tw
Abbess: Ven. Jian Shu

  • Offers free meditation and sutra classes, vegetarian meals, Buddhist prayer services, Mandarin lessons

Philippine Kuan Yin Temple / Lotus Charity Center
Address: 150 N. Domingo St., Cubao, Quezon City
Phone: +632-7267696
E-mail: guanshiyin.temple@gmail.com
Ven. Shi Fa Yi (Vincent Taguinod)
Bikshuni Heng Ji

Fo Guang Shan (FGS) Mabuhay Temple
also known as International Buddhist Progress Society, Manila (IBPS)
656 Pablo Ocampo St., Malate, Manila, Philippines
Tel: +63-2-559-9540 Fax: +63-2-522-1475
URL:http://fgsphilippines.org/ , http://facebook.com/mabuhaytemple
Head Abbess: Ven. Miao Jing

  • Offers Humanistic Buddhist practice, educational and cultural programs
  • Modern 10-storey multi-functional building used as a Buddhist temple and as a vocational school (Budhi Learning Institute) and a cultural center.
  • Facilities: Main Shrine, Waterdrop Teahouse (vegetarian restaurant), Lecture Hall, Meditation Hall, Dining Hall, Art Gallery/Museum, Education Center (with classrooms, nursery, computer room, audio-visual room, dance/yoga studio)
  • Provides Dharma services (Saturday chanting, fullmoon/newmoon chanting, major services such as Great Compassion Repentance Dharma Service, Yogacara Offering, Amitabha Dharma Service, Ksitigarbha Dharma Service, Emperor Liang Repentance Dharma Service), weeknight study groups, regular weekend events (Buddhist Lecture, Dharma Cinema Circle, English Buddhist Prayer, Open Mic Night), meditation retreats, art exhibits, vegetarian food fairs, and class schedules on Mandarin language, vegetarian cooking, ikebana, dance, theater, musical instruments, etc.
  • Also open for guided temple tours, Dharma talks, academic conferences and other Dharma-related events

Philippine Tibetan Nyingma Palyul Buddhist Center
Lineage: Palyul Nyingma
Address: 700 Piña Avenue, Sta. Mesa, Manila
URL: http://palyulph.org/

  • Go to website to get puja schedules. Dharma talks every Sat 4-5:30 pm using Words of My Perfect Teacher as textbook.

Nedo Bodhi Center
Lineage: Kagyu (under HH Trinley Thaye Dorje)
Address: 540 Mag. Abad Santos St, Sta Mesa, Manila
URL: http://nedobodhicenter.org/

  • Online puja schedules usually not updated. Best to call up for that. No regular dharma talks offered.

Philippine Karma Kagyu Buddhist Center
Lineage: Kagyu (under HH Ogeyn Trinley Dorje)
Address: # 3 Silencio Street, corner Palanza (L. Roces St.), Sta. Mesa, Quezon City
Tel. (02) 714-5553

  • No dharma talks. Puja every Friday night 8pm and last Sunday of the month at 3pm.

Bul Kuk Sa Philippines Branch Temple
8 Parsons Drive, BF Homes, Paranaque City
Tel: (02) 842-9747, CP: (0919) 658-4574
Resident Master: Ven. Sunim Bup Kwan, Chogye Order

  • Offers Korean Pure Land devotional practice and chamseon (Zen) practice

Korean Temple
Barangay Pook, Silang, Cavite
Resident Master:Directed by a Tongdo-Sa monk

FGS Ongpin Fo Guang Yuan
634 Nueva St., Binondo, Manila, Philippines
Tel: (02) 242-5658

  • Available here: Buddha statues, Dharma instruments, meditation mats, robes, arahat shoes, prayer beads, incense, sutra books

FGS Chu Un Temple
246-3 V. Rama Ave., Cebu City
Tel: (032) 253-8144, Fax: (032) 254-0268
URL: www.facebook.com/chuuntemple
Abbess: Ven. You Lin

  • Home of “Siddhartha: The Musical” and FGS Philippines Performing Arts Academy

FGS Yuan Thong Temple
2876 Burgos St.-6th Rd. (near Lopue’s East), Bacolod City
Tel: (034) 432-2733 Fax: (034) 432-2731
URL: www.facebook.com/yuanthongtemple
Abbess: Ven. Chueh Lin

  • Home of the Humanistic Academy of Life and Arts (HALA), a four-month temple residence scholarship program (www.fgsphilippines.org/hala )

FGS Iloilo Fo Guang Yuan
13-A Fuentes St., Iloilo City
Tel: (033) 337-2002 Fax: (033) 337-2003
Email: fgy-ilo@skyinet.net
Abbess: Ven. Man Lang

Kadampa Buddhist Centres
We meet monthly in both Makati & Baguio
Frequent visits / teachings by ordained monks & nuns as well.
Manila – Jun Miranda 09285504773
Baguio- Jim Ward 09178464729
affiliated with : www.kadampa.org

The VIPASSANA MEDITATION in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin, as taught by S.N. Goenka is represented by the Philippine Vipassana Mediatation Society, Inc. (PVMS) a nonsectarian, nonstock, nonprofit lay organization. At the moment, PVMS has no permanent address. Meditation courses are presently held at Sico Farm, Dasmarinas City, Cavite.

To Apply for a Course, please go to http://www.dhamma.org/en/schedules/noncenter/ph.shtml

The OFFICIAL sites for Vipassana Meditation in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin, as taught by S.N. Goenka, are:


Philippine Insight Meditation Community
Vipassana meditation affiliated with Jack Kornfield & associates at Spirit Rock Meditation Community in California

**This is a dharma study group that meets Thursday nights from 7pm-9:30 approximately. First hour is guided meditation. Second hour is dharma talk, group sharing and discussion. This is an ongoing study group that starts with the foundations of buddhist practice and deepens with each weekly gathering. Attendance is encouraged as sangha interaction is part of the lessons learned. Daylong retreats are organized approximately each month to support the meditation and studies. Weekend retreats and 10 day courses will be offered to students as well.

Venue: Templa Wellness. 5th floor, OPL building, 100 C. Palanca St Makati City
Teacher: Carol Cano
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/templawellness?ref=ts

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