United States of America

Santa Monica

InsightLA, under the direction of Trudy Goodman, guides the practice of Buddhist meditation individually, in sitting groups, and through retreats in the Los Angeles and Southern California area. We offer a range of programs which include the practice of Insight Meditation, also known as Vipassana in the Buddhist tradition.

Redwood Valley

A Buddhist community in Redwood, California, in the tradition of Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Sumedho & Amaravati Buddhist Monastery.


BPF's programs, publications, and practice groups link Buddhist teachings of wisdom and compassion with progressive social change.

Valley Center

Wat Metta, headed by Ajaan Geoffrey Thanissaro, is a Thai forest monastery located in an avocado orchard on a hill surrounded by the mountains and chaparral of northern San Diego county. Metta Forest Monastery offers the opportunity for lay people to come and stay for individual retreats of long or short duration. Although Metta is primarily a monastery, part of the hill is set aside for lay visitors who want to come on individual retreats and follow the daily schedule.

Santa Clara

Buddhi Vihara is a Sri Lankan Buddhist Temple, which follows the Theravada School of practice. It was founded in 1997 by Venerable Kahanda Amarabuddhi and Sri Lankan Buddhists living in San Francisco Bay area.


Santa Cruz

The mission of Insight Santa Cruz is to support anyone interested in the path of awakening and liberation through mindfulness and loving-kindness.

To support this mission, Insight Santa Cruz offers a variety of classes and practice opportunities that help cultivate wisdom and compassion inspired from the Theravada Buddhist Tradition.

Insight Santa Cruz teachers provide guidance, support, and inspiration to develop:

  • Integrity (ethical living)
  • Steadiness of mind (concentration)
  • Insight into the causes of suffering and the path to freedom (wisdom)

Insight Santa Cruz and its teachers charge no fees and are solely sustained through generosity and volunteer support. This model of service and generosity “awakens and gladdens” the heart, and has deep roots in ancient Buddhism.


A non profit organization which was established to offer the following free services to the public:
* Promote meditaion.
* Offer Buddhist teachings for whom is interested.


Colorado Springs

A non-profit organization dedicated to educating people in the Dhamma. Founded by Dr Lucinda Green.


The Insight Meditation Community of Colorado (IMC) was founded in 1993 by students of resident teachers at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, and the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. IMC dharma teachers include Lloyd Burton, David Chernikoff, Terry Ray, and Wendy Zerin.

Colorado Springs

Awakening Truth is a new Theravada training monastery for nuns located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Its guiding teacher, Ajahn Thanasanti Bhikkhuni, hosts regular talks, insight meditation (vipassana) instruction and practice, moonlight vigils, retreats and workshops. All are welcome.

New York

Dharmapunx NYC + Brooklyn is an open, Buddhist community in the Theravadan tradition. Classes are offered without charge, supported by donation only. The following articles are by the community's teacher, Josh Korda.

New Haven

New Haven Insight is a meditation community dedicated to the practice of mindful awareness and compassion, with the goal of decreasing (and ending) stress and suffering for all beings.

We welcome anyone who wishes to practice meditation, regardless of previous experience or spiritual background. Beginners welcome! Our primary meditation practice, based on the teachings of the historical Buddha, are insight meditation (Vipassana) and loving kindness meditation (Metta).

New Haven

A loosely-organized group of individuals interested in deepening meditation practice and developing understanding of Buddhist teachings.


Insight Chicago Meditation Community is a Vipassana meditation group active in Chicago since 1997.  Our practice is based on mindfulness meditation as taught within the tradition of Theravada Buddhism. 

Insight Chicago Meditation Group welcomes both new and old practitioners to sit with us at weekly groups throughout Chicago, to monthly teachings, and to weekend and longer retreats.  For help in getting started with Insight Meditation, we offer instruction and readings.

West Chicago

Chicago Buddhist Vihara is a "Theravada" Buddhist temple offering religious services, and wisdom of Dhamma for the buddhists in Chicago Land area.



The Prairie Sangha Network (Prairie Sangha of Champaign-Urbana, Plank Trail Sangha in Park Forest, Insight Chicago, and Peoria Insight Meditation Group) is a community of Buddhist practitioners of Vipassana (also referred to as Theravada, Insight, or Mindfulness Meditation) located in Illinois.


Burmese Buddhist Association at Illinois was founded in 1984 by a few Burmese Buddhist immigrants from Burma.  B.B.A. holds several events and celebrations every year.


Vipassana Hawaii was established in Honolulu in 1984 to support the teachings of classical Buddhism and to make them relevant to the issues of our day. Our teachers currently offer weekly guided sittings, classes for old and new students, individual meditation instruction, and weekend, ten-day and three-week retreats.


Located on Maui, the Vipassana Metta Foundation currently conducts regular silent vipassana metta retreats: daylong, weekend, annual two-week (March) and an annual month-long (August). We undertake cultivation of awareness through the traditional practices of generosity, moral conduct, concentration, insight and lovingkindness with the understanding that liberation of the heart brings the greatest happiness which is peace.Our vision includes establishing a small spiritual sanctuary and hermitage for solitary dhamma practice.

Sandy Springs

The Sandy Springs Insight Meditation Group is for people interested in learning about and practicing Insight (Vipassana) Meditation. We are not a teacher-led group but instead a group of practitioners who meet for group meditations and discussion of our practice. Teachers who practice in the Insight or Vipassana tradition include Sharon Salzburg, Joseph Goldstein, Gil Fronsdal, and Jack Kornfield.