Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

Santa Barbara
CA

Open Door Sangha is a community for Buddhist practice, primarily in the Insight (Vipassana) tradition, in Santa Barbara, California. The Sangha offers three weekly meditation groups, introductory meditation classes, occasional daylong mini-retreats and weekend retreats with well-known Buddhist teachers. We welcome all in an atmosphere that is accepting, free of ritual, informal and relaxed.

Santa Cruz
CA

The Insight Retreat Center (IRC) is a community-based retreat center just outside of Santa Cruz, CA.  We offer silent meditation retreats throughout the year primarily focused on insight meditation (Vipassana) and the liberation teachings of the Buddha.

IRC is entirely supported by a wide community of practitioners, volunteers and donors whose generosity is the foundation for the center. With no paid staff, the running of our retreats expresses the integration of the practice, service and goodwill of our volunteers.

Retreats at IRC are offered freely, as gifts to those who attend.  This means there is no cost for retreats.  Donations by those who attend our retreats make it possible to pass this gift forward to others who come to IRC.

Lebanon
NH

Valley Insight Meditation Society was created by a group of people who practice and study in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. Our Mission, and the essence of our work, is liberation for all beings.

Our purpose is to provide opportunities for the practice, study, and teaching of Theravada Buddhism in the Insight (Vipassana) Meditation tradition.

Marin Sangha is an insight meditation (vipassana) group in Marin County dedicated to offering the teachings of the Buddha and guidance in Buddhist spiritual discipline with an emphasis on living the dharma in daily life.

Temple
NH

Buddhist monastery in the Thai forest tradition of Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho located in the small town of Temple, New Hampshire. A pleasant one-and-a-half-hour drive from Boston, the monastery benefits from a balance of wilderness, seclusion and accessibility historically typical of a Buddhist forest monastery.

Barre
MA

IMS's Forest Refuge has continuously hosted experienced meditators since 2003. Its program is specifically designed to encourage sustained, longer-term retreat practice – a key component in the transmission of Buddhism from Asia to the West.

Within a harmonious and secluded environment, meditators can nurture the highest aspiration for liberation. In consultation with visiting insight meditation teachers, a program of training in one or more Theravada Buddhist practices is created for each participant, allowing the continuing unfolding of deeper levels of wisdom and compassion. A personal retreat here strengthens practice faith, confidence and self-reliance.

Barre
Massachusetts

Dedicated to bringing together teachers, students, scholars and practitioners who are committed to exploring Buddhist thought and practice as a living tradition, faithful to its origins and lineage, yet adaptable and alive in each new time and place.

 

Woodstock
IL

Our mission is to promote individual peace of mind, compassion for all beings, spiritual growth, and an ethical way of life based on Buddhist principles.

Through loving kindness meditation and the development of mindfulness, we strive to enlighten individuals as to the cause of suffering, the path leading to the cessation of suffering, and an understanding of the true nature of our existence.

Fort Bragg
CA

Weekly teaching and meditation. Workshops, books, recordings, and other Theravadan Buddhist resources for the northern California coast.

All are welcome. Cushions, blankets, benches, and chairs provided. Donations appreciated.

Weekly sangha and guided meditation gatherings. Teaching by senior monk from Abhayagiri Monastery in person or through recordings. Meditation guide ordained as lay minister by Abhayagiri Monastery and authorized to teach by Spirit Rock Meditation Center.

Seattle
WA

Lists Buddhist organizations in Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Montana.