About Trust

The Buddha out of his compassion taught Dhamma for the welfare, happiness and liberation of beings.

This Dhamma in short is Dana (Charity), Sila (Morality), Samadhi (Meditation) and Panya (Wisdom).These form the four pillars of the Dhamma now known as Buddhism. In order to gain the pure conscious state in a scientific manner, it is necessary to pass through the various stages of concentration through Samadhi/Samatha and various stages of purification through Vipassana (Insight).

In order to achieve these, Aloka Trust offers Buddhist meditation techniques, by Venerable Vinayarakkhita Thera through moral education and character building. There are two main types of Buddhist meditation: vipassana (insight) and samatha (tranquility). The two are combined or used one after the other usually vipissana follows samatha.

Who We Are

The basic purpose of samatha or tranquility meditation is to still the mind and train it to concentrate. The object of concentration (kammatthana) is breath.

Many of the skills learned in tranquility meditation can be applied to insight meditation, but the end goal is different. As its name suggests, the purpose of insight meditation is the realization of noble truths. Specifically, one who practices vipassana hopes to realize the truths of impermanence, suffering and "no-self."Of course, these doctrines are already known to any Buddhist.

Albert Einstein the father of modern science said: Religion without science is blind and Science without religion is lame" and if there is any religion that would cope with modern scientific needs it would be BUDDHISM.

Aloka Trust Buddha Vihara is situated in the spacious 30 acres spoorthidhama campus on the outskirts of Bangalore. A Vihara supported and continually improved by application of naturalistic understanding, positive social engagement, and ongoing mental development. Aloka Trust Buddha Vihara creates and fosters consistent and accurate understanding of Secular, Scientific Buddhist teachings and practices. It also fosters growth and continuity of an active and vibrant community through Moral education and meditation. It is doing its best to inculcate rational thinking and scientific temper among the truth seekers and there by fulfilling the Constitutional obligation as well.