About Dhamma Vesali

The centre is currently located at Vietnam Mahaprajapati Nunnery, which is situated on the well known Vishwa Shanti Pagoda Road at Vaishali.  It can accommodate about 70 male and 50 female students and courses are offered in all major foreign languages.

Mahaprajapati Gautami and her five hundred companions entered the monastic life and established the first Bikkhuni Sangha at Vaishali. The Buddha recited the Ratan sutta here. At the time of leaving Vaishali after his last rain retreat, the Buddha, on his way, turned around and gave the profound metta to Vaishali.

How to reach

Air:  The nearest airport is Patna – 70 km
Rail:  Patna Railway Station – 63 km, Hajipur Railway station – 35 km, Muzaffarpur Railway station – 40 km

Road:  Vaishali is well connected by road to Patna, Hajipur, Muzaffarpur, Motihari etc. Buses and taxies are available at all the locations.

Climate Information

The month of March marks the start of summer season and it lasts till June. Temperature ranges between 22 to 44 degree celsius during these months. Vaishali experiences monsoon between the months of July to September. The month of November marks the start of winter season. Temperature drops down in between 4 to 28 degree celsius. Winter lasts till February in Vaishali.