Theravāda Buddhism Web Directory

Staten Island
New York

Mahamevnawa is a group of monasteries established for spiritual development through the teachings of the Sakyamuni Buddha (600 B.C.). Our wish is to help you purify your mind and reach the ultimate goal of realization of Nirvana, the true and unbound liberation of the self. The Mahamevnawa has established over 50 branches and provides teaching of the Buddha's doctrine and guidance for those who wish to live by His teachings. Thousands upon thousands have joined us to practice this joyous way of development of the mind and to walk in the path towards true liberation. It has been 14 years since we began our compassionate service for mankind. Dear friends, we invite you to come and see for yourself, the wondrous Four Noble Truths, the Buddha's incomparable way to the cessation of suffering.

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.

Queens Village
NY

The American-Sri Lanka Buddhist Association, Inc., was founded in 1980 by Ven. H. Pannatissa Thero and Ven. G. Gnanissara Thero, in a small apartment, and the Venerable monks were propagating Buddhism in that apartment for a few months. Thereafter, in 1981, Ven. Kurunegoda Piyatissa (Maha Thero), the current Chief Incumbent, was invited from the London Buddhist Vihara to resume the Dhamma activities.

Staten Island
NY

The Vihara is sponsored by the American Sri Lanka Buddhist Association.

New York
NY

The Downtown Meditation Community provides an environment where individuals come together to practice and study the dhamma, the teachings of the Buddha.  The community offers a refuge, a place to cultivate virtue, concentration and discernment within the context of contemporary urban life.

Springwater
NY

Springwater Center holds retreats throughout the year on 200 acres of woods, fields and streams in western New York. Retreats are in silence with a non-technical approach to meditation, no ritual, and an entirely optional sitting and walking schedule. Questioning her affiliation with formal Buddhist Zen, Toni Packer left the Rochester Zen Center, where she had been a teacher, with a group of friends in 1981. Springwater was born out of this need to see through the raw material of our everyday lives rather than grapple with traditional koans and practices.

New York
NY

New York Insight (NYI) was founded as a nonprofit center for the practice of mindful awareness (vipassana or insight meditation). NYI provides a place where all are welcome to begin or deepen meditation practice based on the liberation teachings of the Buddha. Programs include evenings with renowned meditation teachers, ongoing classes, daylong retreats and weekend courses for the integration of meditation teachings in daily life. The events, except where noted, are suitable for beginning as well as experienced meditators. NYI welcomes the participation of all interested people.

New York
NY

The Community Meditation Center is located in New York City on Manhattan’s upper west side. With a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere the CMC offers classes, Insight Meditation (Vipassana) instruction and practice, daylong retreats, workshops, and social events. Some of the world’s most renowned teachers join with guiding teacher Allan Lokos as we endeavor to develop greater compassion, lovingkindness, wisdom, generosity, and equanimity. All are welcome.

Williamsville
NY

The Buffalo Mindfulness Community offers spiritual education and training about mindfulness (the cultivation of a non-judgmental awareness of the mind-body) and loving-kindness (the intention for all beings to be free from the root of suffering).