European Ordination Programme

While many are searching for peace outside, we believe that world peace MUST begin from each and everyone of us. That is why we promote the use of meditation in order to help individuals cultivate peace from within.

Open to people of all ethnicities and backgrounds, the European Ordination Programme provides the opportunity to learn about Buddhism and a monk's way of life. Taking part in the experience will aid in the cultivation of one's inner peace.

The Dhammakaya Foundation is a non-profit organisation, based on personal development, aiming to promote activities for the restoration of morality in individuals, families, societies, and the world.

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Latest news and announcements

The ordination programme for 2023 is scheduled to take place between 8th - 31st July 2023 at Wat Phra Dhammakaya Benelux in Belgium. The programme will start on the 8th July at Wat Phra Dhammakaya Benelux, followed by the ordination ceremony on the 16th July. Participants will then practice at Wat Phra Dhammakaya Korsør Lystskov between 24th - 30th July. Please fill in this form if you would like to participate in the 2023 ordination programme.

Latest news and announcements can be found on our facebook group https:/www.facebook.com/groups/EOPBenelux

European Ordination Programme 2022

From 3 to 19 June, in the Thai temple Dhammakaya Korsør Lystskov the eighth batch of EOP was trained under the guidance of several experienced teaching monks. In total, ten participants joined to train themselves in the monastic discipline, sleeping in simple tents and practicing meditation intensively for a period of two weeks. The program was a great success this year, and many of the participants have indicated they would like the program to be held longer and would not want to miss it next year.

See all previous programmes

Temples in Europe

🇦🇹 Austria

Wat Phra Dhammakaya Austria
Buddhistisches Meditationszentrum Linz,
Weissdornweg 21, 4030 Linz
Tel (+43)-073-220-7211
Tel (+43)-699-1720-6002
Wat Buddha Vienna
Bitterlichstrasse 11, 1100 wien
Tel (+43)-1688-1837

🇧🇪 Belgium

Wat Phra Dhammakaya Benelux
Ronkenburgstraat 25, B-9340
Lede, Aalst
Tel (+32)-53-39-49-09

🇩🇰 Denmark

Wat Phra Dhammakaya Denmark
GI. Landevej 12, Gramrode, 7130
Juelsminde
Tel (+45)46-59-00-72
Tel (+45)42-59-00-72
Wat Phra Dhammakaya Korsør Lystskov
Skovvej 120, 4220 Korsør
Tel (+45)43-44-00-72

🇫🇷 France

Wat Phra Dhammakaya Paris
77, Avenue du President Francios
Mitterrand, 7200 Torcy
Tel (+33)-01-64683833
Wat Phra Dhammakaya Bordeaux
3 Rue Aurelian Couperie, 33440
Saint-Vincent-de-Paul
Tel (+33) 540 128 636

🇩🇪 Germany

Wat Phra Dhammakaya Bavaria
Heinkel Str.1, D-86343 Koenigsbrunn,
Tel (+49)-8231-9574-530
Tel (+49)-8231-9574-531
Wat Phra Dhammakaya Schwarzwald
Wilhelm-Franz Str. 1, D-77971,
Kippenheim
Tel (+49)-078-2520-9864
Tel (+49)-078-2520-9865
Wat Phra Dhammakaya Berlin
Dahlewitzer Dorf Str.40A 15827
Blankenfelde-Mahlow
Tel (+49)033-7089-09888
Wat Phra Dhammakaya Frankfurt
Odenwald Str.22, D-65479,
Raunheim
Tel (+49)-614-2833-0888
Tel (+49)-614-2833-0889
Wat Buddha Heilbronn
Raiffeisen Str.58, D-74182
Obersulm-Willsbach
Tel (+49)-713-4516-5651
Tel (+49)-713-4516-5652
Wat Buddha Nordrhein Westfalen
Roemer Str. 586, D-47443,
Moers
Tel (+49)-2841-881-3581
Wat Phra Dhammakaya Hamburg
Wilhelm Str. 34, D-21640,
Horneburg
Tel (+49)-041-6382-6924
Wat Phra Dhammakaya Rheinland
Mainzer Str.255, D-55218
Ingelheim
Tel (+49)-6432-719-3890

🇮🇸 Iceland

Wat Buddha Iceland
Tjarnargata 7.230 Reykhanesbaer

🇮🇹 Italy

Wat Phra Dhammakaya Italy
Via Baraggiola 2, 28010, Vaprio d'Agogna,
Novara
Tel (+39)-033-138-6721
Wat Buddha Venezia
Villa Sasso -Schiavo Via
S.Lorenzo 7 36066 Sandrigo
Vicenza

🇳🇱 Netherlands

Wat Phra Dhammakaya Netherlands
Koningstraat 47, 6654 AA Afferden,
Tel (+31)-687-218-821

🇳🇴 Norway

Wat Phra Dhammakaya Norway
Hvittingfossveien 343, 3080
Holmestrand
Tel (+47)33-09-66-09
Tel (+47)47-26-15-12
Wat Phra Dhammakaya Eigersund
Sorlandsveien 314, 4376,
Helleland
Email Dhammakaya-norway@hotmail.com

🇸🇪 Sweden

Wat Phra Dhammakaya Borås
Kvibergsgatan 79, 50467
Borås
Tel (+46)33-418-724
Tel (+46)739-130-332
Wat Phra Dhammakaya North Sweden
Brynasgatan 6, 80280
Givle
Tel (+46)070-065-77-32
Tel (+46)072-912-33-34
Wat Phra Dhammakaya Stockholm
Marstaplan 3, 148 60 Stora Vika
Tel (+46)-762-096-387

🇨🇭 Switzerland

Wat Phra Dhammakaya Switzerland
Gumm 11, 3508 Arni (BE)
Tel (+41)-031-7011-121

🇬🇧 United Kingdom

Wat Phra Dhammakaya London
2 Brushfield Way,
Knaphill, Woking,
GU21 2TG
Tel (+44)1483-489633
Tel (+44)1483-475757
Wat Phra Dhammakaya Manchester
233A, Edgeley Road,
Edgeley, Stockport,
SK3 OTL
Tel (+44)1619-004424
Tel (+44)7745-470705
Wat Phra Dhammakaya Newcastle
Church Street
Hebburn, Tyne And Wear,
NE31 1DR
Tel (+44)1914-894223
Tel (+44)7595-301731
Wat Phra Dhammakaya Scotland
15 Charlotte St,
Helensburgh, Dunbartonshire
G84 7QS
Tel (+44)772-2145-005