Dhammarama: where Dhamma is at home

Dhammarama, a non-profit organization, unites the followers of the original Buddha’s teaching, who intend to establish a buddhist monastery and a meditation centre in the Czech Republic named AYUKUSALA DHAMMARAMA VIHARA. This place is supposed to be a retreat for monks, nuns and lay meditators, who wish to cultivate their minds according to the Buddha´s method, Dhamma, which leads to the happy life coping. Dhammarama bases its activities on the skillful life coping tradition, Ayukusala. Since the beginning of the nineties this method has been instructed in our country by Dr. Mirko Fryba, now known as a buddhist monk, Venerable Ayu Kusalananda.

The word Dhammarama literally means in the Pali language "the residence of the Dhamma" or "the base of the Buddha´s teaching". The use of this Pali term points to the fact, that our monastery belongs to the original, the oldest school of Buddhism, which is known as Theravada.

Dhammarama represents the meditation groups from all over the Czech Republic (Bodhi Brno, Bodhi Olomouc, Bodhi Ostrava, Bodhi Svitavy, Bodhi Třinec, Bodhi Ústí nad Labem, Dhamma-Cakka Praha), who pursue their own Dhamma practice, but it also supports the Buddha´s teaching as a method of improving the life standard in the Czech Republic.

Dhammarama pursues these goals in particular :

  • To build a buddhist monastery in the Czech Republic and establish a buddhist community of monks (bhikkhu sangha) and nuns (bhikkhuni sangha). This community is supposed to stay permanently in the Central Europe and it is going to take part in developing the ethical and spiritual standards.
  • To establish a meditation centre as a base for the teaching and practice of the skillfull life coping based on the Buddha´s teaching. The public lectures, workshops, weekend and long-term retreats will take place at this centre as well.
  • To support and co-ordinate the self-help meditation groups in various localities in the Czech Republic.
  • To run an information and education centre for buddhist and non-buddhist community.
  • To offer a protected environment for people in crisis situations under the guidance of the professional psychotherapists.
  • To enable a holistic approach to the health care by the Ayurveda buddhist medical system.