Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

Silver Spring

WAT THAI WASHINGTON, D.C. is a non-profit Buddhist center serving the Thai and Thai-American communities. The Wat is the focal point for cultural and educational activities for the community, as well as an information center for Americans interested in Thailand and Buddhism.


The Minnesota Buddhist Vihara  is a Buddhist temple that serves all those interested in learning about the Teachings of the Buddha. We offer teachings for both children and adults. We welcome people from all traditions and cultures to ‘come and see’ and to share in practices such as meditation, discussion on the teachings of the Buddha and ritual and cultural events of the Buddhist community of Minnesota.



Come join us for our weekly groupsits of Vipassana/Insight meditation, which is a very ancient form of Theravada Buddhist practice. Learn to focus your attention on your breathing and to let go of your mind's continuous chatter.

Let go of the daily 'roller-coaster-ride' of cravings and aversions, likes and dislikes. Become balanced, relaxed and happy again. And learn to experience reality more directly without re-acting blindly to positive or negative events.




1. To maintain the Teachings of the Buddha.
2. To be the means in helping to spread the Teachings of the Buddha.
3. To be a tool in promoting Buddhist and Eastern Culture.
4. To make known the activities of Buddha Vihara to Buddhists in general.
5. To promote and spread activities of Buddhist and other religious organizations to public.
6. To be the means of promotion techniques and the ways to promote activities of Buddhist Monks in the US.

Ann Arbor

Insight Meditation center offering regular classes and frequent retreats.


The Great Lakes Buddhist Vihara reflects the hopes, aspirations and energies of a tiny community of Buddhists primarily in the Michigan Great Lakes region and in southern Ontario.


Dhammasala Forest Monastery has been established to encourage the teaching, practice and realization of the Dhamma (the Buddha's teaching) with special emphasis on classical, Theravada Buddhism. It arranges services for the benefit of the community, such as regular teachings on Buddhism, meditation instruction in twice weekly sessions, an English library and tapes, as well as traditional Buddhist cultural activities. All teaching and instruction is in English. There are no charges for attending Dhamma talks, for meditation instruction or sessions or any other services provided.


This is the website of Jeta Grove Foundation, a non-profit organization created to steward funds donated to help with the establishment of a Theravada Buddhist forest monastery in the Northeast U.S., specifically a branch monastery of the monastic community of Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho.



As of 2011, the site has a small farmhouse where activities are held. However, there are ongoing plans to construct a very large Buddhist center on the site. There is an English-speaking meditation group that meets at 8:00am on Sunday mornings.


Bodhisara Dharma Community is a non-profit organization in western Massachusetts formed to offer the Buddha's teaching to all ages and to create a community of friends who support and sustain each other in living with awareness, kindness,  compassion, and right action.