Meditation is practised in all Buddhist traditions as a means of cultivating the mind. Penang as a state with diverse religion practices is blessed to be home to numerous outstanding meditation centres, both in urban and rural areas.

Apart from being a place for spiritual cultivation, these meditation sanctuaries are also unique tourist destinations for holiday makers that are seeking a peaceful and spiritual experience.

These centres are all run by non-governmental organisations and it’s a testament to Penangite’s unity, volunteerism, resourcefulness and commitment towards spiritual development.

Among six places featured in this series are,

Penang Bodhi Heart Sanctuary
Jalan Mt Erskine, 10470 George Town, Pulau Pinang

Malaysian Buddhist Meditation Centre
355, Jln Masjid Negeri, Taman Green Lane, 11600 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang

Mahindarama Meditation Centre
17, Lorong Hijau Lima, Taman Green Lane, 10460 Jelutong, Pulau Pinang

Vihara Boon Raksa Forest Monastery
1580, Batu Itam MKM 4, 11000 Balik Pulau, Penang

Appamada Vihari Meditation Centre
Jalan Balik Pulau, Kampung Titi Serong, 11000 Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang

Nandaka Vihara Meditation Society
Lot 1250, Mukim, 17, Jalan Kolam, Cherok Tok Kun, 14000 Bukit Mertajam, Penang