I.B.M.C.-The International Buddhist Meditation Centre was founded in 2533
B.E.(1990 A.D) The main objectives are to provide Dhamma instruction and
to teach Insigth meditation (Vipassana) in English. I.B.M.C. is a Meditation
division of Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University. OBJECTIVES OF I.B.M.C.
1. To be a contact point for English-speaking people who want to find
out about Buddhist meditation. 2. To be a source of information about
Buddhist activities in Thailand and abroad. 3. To provide regular talks
in English on all aspects of Buddhism. 4. To provide Vipassana meditation
(Insight) instruction and to hold retreat sessions. Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya
was founded in 2532 B.E. (1889 A.D.) by King Rama V, the Great, of the
Chakri Dynasty. The main objective was to provide higher education especially
in Buddhist Studies and Meditation to Buddhist monks as well as laypeople.
His Majesty the King's objectives were not fulfilled until the Most Ven.
Phra Bimaladharma (Thanadattathera) and many Mahatheras organised courses
and classes commenced in July 18,2490 B.E. (1947 A.D.) Now M.C.U. provides
education in four faculties namely Buddhist Studies, Education, Humanities
and Social Sciences. There are 10 campuses and about 10,000 students all
over the country.