Brahmavihara Monastery & Retreat Centre
梵 行 寺 禅 林


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Brahmavihara Monastery & Retreat Centre
梵行寺禅林

Brahmavihara Monastery & Retreat Centre is founded by **Bhante Dhammapala Mahathero.
梵行寺禅林是由法护尊者所创办。

The objectives of Brahmavihara Monastery & Retreat Centre are:
(1) To adhere to the Buddha’s teachings based on the Teaching of Elders (Theravāda);
(2) To establish and maintain Sangha Community for the promotion and continuation of the Buddha-sasana; and
(3) To provide a practice and learning platform for monastic and laity.
其宗旨是
(1)秉承上座部传承的佛陀教导,
(2)护持僧团,续佛慧命;和
(3)做诸弘法利生之事业。

Nestled in a serene and tranquil atmosphere, the headquarter ofBrahmavihara Monastery & Retreat Centre is located in Melaka and measuring in area approximately 4.6 miles in total.
梵行寺禅林总院位于马六甲,面积共4.6亩,四周环境清幽,和风习习。

Brahmaviharahas branches, e.g.: Bodhivana Monastery in Sungai Pelek Selangor, and The Centre of Mindfulness in Hong Kong.
此外,梵行寺禅林在其他地方设有分院,即:雪兰莪雪邦双溪比力菩提林和香港正念禅修中心。

Brahmavihara also collaborates with other Buddhist society, e.g. Melaka Cheng Amata Dhamma Centre, whereby Cheng Amata Dhamma Centre will assist to organise and coordinate various Buddhist activities to promote Buddhism.
梵行寺僧伽基金会也和佛教居士组织合作,如:马六甲晋巷甘露苑佛法中心,并由他们来办理和统筹佛教活动,共同推动佛教发展。

BrahmaviharaMonastery is rooted in the Theravāda traditions. The monastery strives to provide a meditation practice platform for monastic and laity.
禅林以上座部佛教教义为基础,为僧团和大众提供修行与学习的空间。

Brahmavihara Monastery & Retreat Centre consists of the following Centres:
(1) Sangha Park
(2) Theravāda Academy
(3) International Meditation Retreat Centre
(4) Amata Education Centre
梵行寺禅林建设以下中心:
(1)僧伽园
(2)上座部学院
(3)国际禅修中心
(4)甘露苑教育中心

The building philosophy of the monastery is: eco-friendly, green and tranquillity. 禅林的建筑设计理念是:绿色、环保和宁静。

Hence, a beautiful landscape gardening coupled with pavilions, Buddha sculpture and pools are built within the monastery to create a Zen inspired atmosphere that nurtures one’s inner peace.
因此,禅林四周将大量栽花种树,配合园艺设计,加上亭子、佛像雕塑和水池的运用,营造出禅味的空间和氛围,让来学习者内心升起平静安宁的感觉。

Each Centre plays a pivotal role to achieve the objectives of the monastery and functioning to cater for the needs of monastic and laity.
每个中心皆扮演着重要角色以达成禅林宗旨的同时,也能满足出家众和在家居士的学佛需求。


**Abbot / Founder: Bhante Dr.Dhammapāla
住持 / 创办人:法护尊者

BhanteDhammapala was born in Kuching in 1970. He was ordained as Upasampada Bhikkhu in Wat Chong Kedah in 1994 under the Most Respected Chao KhunPhra Raj Thammathara, who was the chief Siamese Sanghanayaka in Malaysia. Subsequently he sought spiritual dependence under the guidance of Bhante Dhammasakkaro Mahathero.
法护法师于1970年出生於马来西亚砂劳越州古晋。于1994年在吉打州锡县的瓦甘榜庄寺剃度为僧,受具足戒于僧爵喇达摩塔拉座下。随后,他依止于洒甘露尊者座下进修。

He spent 15 years studying Buddhist Philosophy, Pali and Sanskrit literatures in Sri Lanka and Hong Kong. In 2009, he obtained his Doctorate of Philosophy in Buddhist Studies under the supervision of Professor Venerable KL Dhammajoti, in The University of Hong Kong.
他也在斯里兰卡和香港深入佛学、巴利文和梵文文献。在2009年,他在法光法师教授的指导下,获得香港大学颁发的佛教研究博士学位。

After his graduation, he was appointed as Chief Editor and Spiritual Director for the Buddhistdoor website, one of the oldest and largest Buddhist websites in the world.
毕业後曾仁香港东莲觉苑弘法精舍之心灵导师、佛门网总监;香港大学佛学研究中心客座助理教授。

In 2010-2013, he was the Visiting Assistant Professor at the Centre of Buddhist Studies, The University of Hong Kong. He travelled frequently conducting meditation retreats, dhamma talks and teaching in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.
法师经常往返马来西亚、香港、台湾、中国等地,经常举办不同年龄层的短期出家、禅修弘法活动、佛学研究教学等。 

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Brahmavihara Monastery & Retreat Centre
Lot 21825, Jalan Wakaf, Bertam Ulu, 76450, Melaka, Malaysia. 

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