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Each month on Poya or full-moon day the laity can spend a day at the temple and observe sil or the eight-precepts. The intent is to retreat from day-to-day life to train the mind for spiritual development and mindfulness. The day is spent in a pious manner learning the dhamma, meditating, reciting gatha, offering and partaking in dana, and dhamma discussions.


Anapanasati (Mindfulness of the breath) Mondays (7:00 PM - 8:15 PM)

Conducted by:

Ven Dhammaloka Thero 

Language: English

Samatha and Vipassana

Sundays: (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM) Conducted by:

Ven Dhammaloka Thero

Language: Sinhala


he Dhamma School (Sunday school) is an organized effort to provide an opportunity for our children in their search for a ‘right-way’ of living. It will guide the children to learn and adopt Buddhist values to their way of life in order to find happiness. To this end, Dhamma School provides a solid foundation to develop wholesome thoughts that will take them on the ‘right-way’ . Adults who wish to learn Buddhism are also welcome to participate in these classes.

Residence Monks

Dhamma School

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The Alabama Buddhist Vihara is dedicated to the promotion of the Theravada Buddhist teachings through the practice of meditation, study of Buddhist scriptures, Dhamma School for children and regular religious ceremonies. The Vihara was established in 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama.



Alabama Buddhist Vihara

1217 Xavier Street, 
Birmingham, AL.

(727) 504-0518TEL

(001) 205 201 2881

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